Dave Bautista

Biography

David Michael "Dave" Bautista, Jr. is an American mixed martial artist, bodybuilder, actor, and former professional wrestler best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment competing under the ring name Batista. In WWE, he became a six-time world champion, winning the World Heavyweight Championship four times, and the WWE Championship two times. He is the longest-reigning World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history. In addition to these championships, Batista has won the World Tag Team Championship three times (twice with Ric Flair and once with John Cena) and the WWE Tag Team Championship once (with Rey Mysterio). Batista was also the winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble match and went on to headline WrestleMania 21, one of the top five highest-grossing pay-per-view events in pro wrestling history. After trying out at World Championship Wrestling's Power Plant, Batista signed a contract with the WWF in 2000 and was sent to its developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where he won the OVW Heavyweight Championship. In August 2012, Bautista signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports to fight in mixed martial arts. He won his MMA debut on October 6, 2012, defeating Vince Lucero via TKO in the first round. As an actor, Bautista made his feature film debut in The Man with the Iron Fists in 2012, after starring in various directs-to-video since 2009. He is set to star in two upcoming films: David Twohy's Riddick, the third installment of The Chronicles of Riddick franchise, and James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

David Michael "Dave" Bautista, Jr. is an American mixed martial artist, bodybuilder, actor, and former professional wrestler best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment competing under the ring name Batista. In WWE, he became a six-time world champion, winning the World Heavyweight Championship four times, and the WWE Championship two times. He is the longest-reigning World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history. In addition to these championships, Batista has won the World Tag Team Championship three times (twice with Ric Flair and once with John Cena) and the WWE Tag Team Championship once (with Rey Mysterio). Batista was also the winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble match and went on to headline WrestleMania 21, one of the top five highest-grossing pay-per-view events in pro wrestling history. After trying out at World Championship Wrestling's Power Plant, Batista signed a contract with the WWF in 2000 and was sent to its developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where he won the OVW Heavyweight Championship. In August 2012, Bautista signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports to fight in mixed martial arts. He won his MMA debut on October 6, 2012, defeating Vince Lucero via TKO in the first round. As an actor, Bautista made his feature film debut in The Man with the Iron Fists in 2012, after starring in various directs-to-video since 2009. He is set to star in two upcoming films: David Twohy's Riddick, the third installment of The Chronicles of Riddick franchise, and James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 101

Birthday 1969-01-18

Place of Birth Washington - District of Columbia - USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • David Michael Bautista Jr.
  • Batista
  • Dave Batista
  • Deacon Batista
  • David Bautista
  • Leviathan

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Untitled Blade Runner Project
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Drax the Destroyer
2016 Kickboxer: Vengeance as Tong Po
2016 Marauders as Stockwell
2015 Heist as Cox
2015 Spectre as Hinx
2015 L.A. Slasher as The Drug Dealer #1
2015 WWE 24(1 episode) as Batista
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy as Drax the Destroyer
2014 WWE Payback 2014 as Batista
2014 WWE Batista – The Animal Unleashed
2014 Undertaker: The Streak 21-1 as Batista
2014 WWE Extreme Rules 2014 as Batista
2014 WWE WrestleMania XXX as Batista
2014 WWE Elimination Chamber 2014 as Batista
2013 Riddick as Diaz
2012 The Man with the Iron Fists as Brass Body
2012 WWE: Rey Mysterio - The Life of a Masked Man as Batista
2012 The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption as Argomael
2011 Randy Orton: The Evolution Of A Predator
2011 House of the Rising Sun as Ray
2011 WWE Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century as Batista
2010 WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time
2010 Satan's Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber
2010 WWE Over the Limit 2010 as Batista
2010 WWE Extreme Rules 2010 as Batista
2010 WWE Wrestlemania XXVI as Batista
2010 Wrong Side of Town as Big Ronie
2010 WWE Elimination Chamber 2010 as Batista
2010 WWE Royal Rumble 2010 as Batista
2009 WWE TLC: Tables Ladders & Chairs 2009 as Batista
2009 WWE Survivor Series 2009 as Batista
2009 WWE Bragging Rights 2009 as Batista
2009 WWE Hell in a Cell 2009 as Batista
2009 WWE Extreme Rules 2009 as Batista
2009 WWE Judgment Day 2009 as Batista
2009 WWE Backlash 2009 as Batista
2009 WWE Superstars(105 episodes)
2008 WWE Armageddon 2008 as Batista
2008 WWE Survivor Series 2008 as Batista
2008 WWE Cyber Sunday 2008 as Batista
2008 WWE No Mercy 2008 as Batista
2008 WWE Unforgiven 2008 as Batista
2008 WWE SummerSlam 2008 as Batista
2008 WWE The Great American Bash 2008 as Batista
2008 WWE Night of Champions 2008 as Batista
2008 WWE One Night Stand 2008 as Batista
2008 WWE Backlash 2008 as Batista
2008 WWE WrestleMania XXIV as Batista
2008 WWE No Way Out 2008 as Batista
2008 WWE Royal Rumble 2008 as Batista
2007 WWE Armageddon 2007 as Batista
2007 WWE Survivor Series 2007 as Batista
2007 WWE Cyber Sunday 2007 as Batista
2007 WWE No Mercy 2007 as Batista
2007 Chuck(1 episode) as T.I.
2007 WWE Unforgiven 2007 as Batista
2007 WWE SummerSlam 2007 as Batista
2007 WWE The Great American Bash 2007 as Batista
2007 WWE Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007 as Batista
2007 WWE One Night Stand 2007 as Batista
2007 WWE Judgment Day 2007 as Batista
2007 WWE Backlash 2007 as Batista
2007 WWE WrestleMania 23 as Batista
2007 WWE No Way Out 2007 as Batista
2007 WWE Royal Rumble 2007 as Bautista
2006 WWE Armageddon 2006 as Batista
2006 WWE Survivor Series 2006 as Batista
2006 WWE No Mercy 2006 as Batista
2006 WWE SummerSlam 2006 as Batista
2006 WWE The Great American Bash 2006 as Batista
2005 WWE Armageddon 2005 as Batista
2005 WWE Survivor Series 2005 as Batista
2005 WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005 as Batista
2005 WWE No Mercy 2005 as Batista
2005 WWE SummerSlam 2005 as Batista
2005 WWE The Great American Bash 2005 as Batista
2005 WWE Vengeance 2005 as Batista
2005 WWE Backlash 2005 as Batista
2005 WWE WrestleMania 21 as Batista
2005 WWE No Way Out 2005 as Batista
2005 WWE Royal Rumble 2005 as Batista
2005 WWE New Year's Revolution 2005 as Batista
2004 WWE Survivor Series 2004 as Batista
2004 WWE Unforgiven 2004 as Batista
2004 WWE SummerSlam 2004 as Batista
2004 WWE Vengeance 2004 as Batista
2004 WWE WrestleMania XX as Batista
2004 WWE Royal Rumble 2004 as Batista
2003 WWE Armageddon 2003 as Batista
2003 WWE Royal Rumble 2003 as Batista
2002 WWE Armageddon 2002 as Batista
2002 WWE Global Warning as Deacon Batista
2002 WWE Judgment Day 2002 as Deacon Batista
2001 Smallville(1 episode)
1999 WWE SmackDown(417 episodes)
1999 WWE SmackDown(19 episodes) as Batista
1996 WXW Rage TV(1 episode)
1993 WWE Raw(4 episodes)
1993 WWE Raw(10 episodes) as Batista
1985 Saturday Night's Main Event(41 episodes)
1900 Highlander as The Kurgan (rumored)
1900 10 Things Every Guy Should Experience(1 episode)

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