He entered the Royal Rumble ring with the No. 28 spot, and utilized his late card slot to his advantage.
Batista's late entry allowed him to have the energy to throw Roman Reigns over the top rope to earn the Royal Rumble victory.
Batista now heads to WrestleMania XXX as the challenger for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt.
Batista, CM Punk, Reigns and Sheamus were the final four contestants in the Royal Rumble.
Not surprisingly, Batista held on for the win.
There were six surprise contestants in the Royal Rumble, including El Torito, JBL, Kane, Kevin Nash and Alexander Rusev.
None were able to do much damage, although El Torito managed to throw one contestant over the top rope.
Reigns and Batista were the final two contestants left in the Royal Rumble, after CM Punk was surprisingly eliminated by Kane.
As expected, Batista came out with his hand raised.
In other Royal Rumble action, the New Age Outlaws upset The Brotherhood to earn the WWE Tag Team Championship belt, and Bray Wyatt defeated Daniel Bryan.
Also on the main PPV card, Brock Lesnar pinned The Big Show, and Randy Orton defeated John Cena.
Here's a look at the full WWE Royal Rumble 2014 results:
- The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) def. Cody Rhodes and Goldust - Tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
- Batista wins Royal Rumble Match - 30-Superstar Royal Rumble match for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania XXX
- Champ Randy Orton def. John Cena to retain WWE World Heavyweight ChampionshipBrock Lesnar - Singles match
- Brock Lesnar def. Big Show
- Bray Wyatt def. Daniel Bryan