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Dave Bautista

Biography

Also known just mainly because Batista, he broke the record mainly because the longest reigning WWE Wrestling Champ and won the crown six occasions. He celebrities as Drax the Destroyer in the 2014 Marvel film Guardians from the Galaxy. He resided in poverty, with three murders happening on his front side yard before he was nine. He started stealing vehicles when he was 13. After earning the 2005 Royal Rumble match, he headlined WrestleMania 21, which became among the best five highest-grossing occasions in pro wrestling background. He became a grandfather to Jacob and Aiden, the kids of his child Keilani. He received Globe Wrestling Entertainment’s Globe Tag Group Championships 2 times with Ric Flair.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dave Bautista
Date Of Birth January 18, 1969
Place Of Birth Washington, DC
Height 1.98 m
Weight 131.5 kg
Profession Wrestler
Nationality American
Spouse Sarah Jade, Angie Bautista, Glenda Bautista
Children Keilani Bautista, Athena Bautista
Parents Donna Raye Bautista, David Michael Bautista
Siblings Donna Raye Bautista, Michael Bautista
Movies Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kickboxer: Vengeance, Riddick, Marauders, Blade Runner 2049, Heist, The Man with the Iron Fists, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, Wrong Side of Town, House of the Rising Sun, L.A. Slasher, Bushwick, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?, Final Score, The Warriors Gate, Avengers: Infinity War, Escape Plan 2: Hades, WWE Tribute for the Troops, Hotel Artemis
TV Shows Saturday Night's Main Event, WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Admits to having grown up very poor.
2Worked as a lifeguard before becoming a bodybuilder.
3Batista tried out at the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) Power Plant, but was told he would never make it in the wrestling business by Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker.
4In an interview prior to Spectre (2015) with IMDB, he stated that his two favorite 007 movies were a tie between Goldfinger (1964) and Skyfall (2012).
5Has a Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Cesar Gracie, & is trained in Muay Thai, Wushu,& Kickboxing.
6Is a Registered Democrat.
7Won the WWE Royal Rumble (2014). Lost to Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) at WrestleMania XXX (2014) in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match.
8Has a younger half brother named Michael, from his father's second marriage.
9Teamed up with fellow Evolution members, Triple H and Ric Flair to attack former Evolution member, Randy Orton just a few minutes after he defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Chris Benoit 1 day after he won it. [August 2004]
10In Spectre (2015), he only has one word of dialogue.
11Recouping after scalp stitches sustained from head-on skull butt from Edge on "Monday Night RAW: 2008 Draft". Only to compete again with said wrestler at "Night of Champions" June 29, 2008. [June 2008]
12In April 2008, lost to Shawn Michaels at WWE Backlash (2008).
13In November 2006, won back World Heavyweight title from Booker Huffman (King Booker) at Survivor Series (2006). In April 2007, lost the title to Mark Calaway (The Undertaker) at WrestleMania 23 (2007).In September 2007, defeated the Dalip Singh (The Great Khali) and Rey Mysterio in a triple threat match at WWE Unforgiven (2007) to win his third World Heavyweight title. In November, successfully defended his title against The Undertaker in a 'Hell in a Cell' match at Survivor Series (2007). In December, lost his title to Adam Copeland (Edge) in a triple threat match against at WWE Armageddon (2007).In October 2008, won his fourth World Heavyweight title at WWE Cyber Sunday (2008), defeating Chris Jericho. However, Jericho won his title back in a Steel Cage match at "RAW".
14He was the final draft lottery pick from RAW to go to Smackdown. [June 2005]
15Returns to Smackdown! by attacking Mark Henry, The man who put him on the injury list. [July 2006]
16Won WWE Royal Rumble (2005) and his first World Heavyweight Champonship at WrestleMania 21 (2005) when he defeated Triple H (Paul Levesque) in the main event. Defended successfully his title at WWE Backlash (2005) on May 1, 2005. The match was called Batista/Triple H 2. Defeated Triple again at WWE Vengeance (2005). This marked Triple H's first ever loss in a "Hell in a Cell" match. In July, lost to JBL (John Layfield at The Great American Bash (2005), but retained his title via disqualification. In August, defeated JBL in a "No Holds Barred" match at Summerslam (2005). In January 2006, after suffering a serious tricep injury, was forced to surrender the title, ending his 9 month reign as champion.
17Published author.
18The third pro wrestler to go by the nickname or stagename, "Animal". The other two were George Steele and Joe Laurinaitis.
19Last name means "Baptist".
20Has two daughters by his first wife, Keilani (born in 1990) and Athena (born in 1992). Also has two grandsons, Jacob and Aiden (by Keilani).
21Shares the same birth name as his father, David Michael Bautista.
22His sister was named after his mother, Donna Raye Bautista.
23#1 on the PWI top 500 wrestlers list in 2005.
24Went to the WCW Power Plant for a tryout, where they told him he'd never make it in the wrestling business.
25Grew up in the Washington DC area and often worked as a bouncer at many clubs in the area.
26Got into wrestling after meeting Road Warrior Animal & Curt Hennig at a body building show in Minneapolis.
27Was trained by the legendary 'Wild Samoan' Afa.
28Is an accomplished break dancer, a skill used in a TV trailer for Summerslam 2004
29Storyline wise was responsible for Stone Cold Steve Austin losing the RAW Co-General Manager post at Survivor Series 2003 (he interfered in the Team Austin v. Team Bischoff match by delivering the Batista Bomb to Shawn Michaels.)
30Is a keen collector of steel lunchboxes.
31His father is of Filipino descent and his mother has Greek ancestry.
32In December 2003, won the title World Tag Team Champion with Ric Flair (as Evolution) at WWE Armageddon (2003). They lost the title to Booker Huffman (Booker T) and Rob Van Dam at WWE Raw (1993) in February 2004, but regained the title next month at Raw. In December 2005, with Rey Mysterio, defeated MNM (Adam Birch and John Hennigan) for the title of WWE Tag Team Champion at WWE Smackdown! (1999). In August 2008, with John Cena, won the title of World Tag Team Champion on Monday Night RAW, defeating Ted DiBiase & Cody Runnels (Cody Rhodes) after Batista pinned DiBiase.
33On March 1, 2003 at a WWE live event, Batista & Randy Orton teamed up to face the Dudley Boyz. This was famous for being a match that nearly no one walked away from unhurt. Batista tore his bicep, Orton broke his leg and Bubba Ray Dudley injured his back. On May 1, 2003, Batista re-tore his right tricep muscle when he fell while running with his wife. Batista returned to the WWE on October 20, 2003 where he attacked Bill Goldberg.
34Former member of Evolution with Triple H, Randy Orton and Ric Flair.
35Started his career in Ohio Valley Wrestling, a WWE developmental territory. He wrestled there in 2000-2002 under the name Leviathan. He was a member of OVW's Disciples of Synn. Won the OVW Heavyweight Championship title in November 2001. A few months later, he joined the WWE. He debuted in WWE as a bodyguard to Devon Hughes (D-Von Dudley) on the 'SmackDown!' brand. He later moved to 'RAW' and began wrestling with Ric Flair as his manager.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Avengers: Infinity War2018filmingDrax
Blade Runner 20492017post-production
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 22017post-productionDrax
Final Score2017post-productionMichael Knox
Hotel Artemispre-production
Bushwick2017Stupe
Warrior's Gate2016Arun
The #Hashtagged Show2016TV SeriesDr. Jason Rush
Kickboxer: Vengeance2016Tong Po (as David Bautista)
Marauders2016Stockwell
The Boss2016Chad (uncredited)
Heist2015/IIIJason Cox
WWE 2k162015Video GameBatista (voice)
Spectre2015/IHinx
TripTank2015TV SeriesDelivery Guy
L.A. Slasher2015The Drug Dealer #1
WWE Rivalries2014TV SeriesBatista
WWE 2k152014Video GameBatista (voice)
Guardians of the Galaxy2014Drax
WrestleMania XXX2014TV MovieBatista
WWE 2k142013Video GameBatista (voice)
Riddick2013Diaz
The Man with the Iron Fists2012Brass Body
WWE Main Event2012TV SeriesBatista
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption2012VideoArgomael
WWE '122011Video GameBatista (voice)
House of the Rising Sun2011Ray
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 20112010Video GameBatista (voice)
Chuck2010TV SeriesT.I.
Wrong Side of Town2010VideoBig Ronnie 'B.R.' (as David Bautista)
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done2009Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team (as David Bautista)
WWE Live in the UK: April 20092009VideoBatista
WWE Live in the UK: November 20082009VideoBatista
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 20092008Video GameBatista (voice)
WWE Live in the UK: April 20082008VideoBatista
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 20082007Video Game shortBatista (voice)
Smallville2006TV SeriesAldar
E.C.W.2006TV SeriesBatista
Relative Strangers2006Wrestler (uncredited)
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 20072006Video GameBatista (voice)
The Smackdown! Special2005TV MovieBatista
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 20062005Video GameBatista (voice)
The Great American Bash2005TV MovieBatista
WrestleMania 212005Video GameBatista (voice)
WWE: Byte This!2005TV SeriesBatista
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW2004Video GameBatista (voice)
WWE Global Warning Tour: Melbourne2002VideoBatista
OVW: Wrestling's Future Stars2002VideoLeviathan
OVW: Christmas Chaos2001VideoLeviathan

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Final Score2017producer post-production
Bushwick2017executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WrestleMania 212005Video Game motion capture performer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Metal1998TV SeriesHimself (2002) (as Deacon Batista)
WXW Rage TV1996TV SeriesHimself
Inside Spectre with Richard Wilkins2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Daniel Bryan: Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes!2015Video documentaryBatista
W.W.E. 242015TV Series documentaryBatista
Spectre: Behind the Scenes in Austria2015Video documentary shortHimself
Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn2014Video shortHimself
The Victoria to Uyen Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself
Unscripted2014TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw2002-2014TV SeriesBatista Dave Batista Himself
WWE Batista: The Animal Unleashed2014VideoHimself
WWE Payback2014TV SpecialBatista
WWE Smackdown!2005-2014TV SeriesBatista
WWE Extreme Rules2014TV SpecialBatista
WWE Elimination Chamber2014TV SpecialBatista
WWE Royal Rumble2014TV SpecialBatista
Riddick: Meet the Mercs2014Video documentary shortHimself
Riddickian Tech2014Video documentary shortHimself
Vin's Riddick2014Video documentary shortHimself
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment2013Video documentaryBatista
WWE: Triple H - Thy Kingdom Come2013VideoHimself
Vivir de cine2012TV SeriesHimself
Bautista MMA2012TV MovieHimself
MMA Uncensored Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Undertaker: The Streak - 20-02012Video documentaryBatista
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
Machinima Comic-Con Live Stream 20122012VideoHimself
IC Places Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
NerdHQ2012TV SeriesHimself
1st Look2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
WWE Over the Limit2010TV SpecialBatista
WWE Extreme Rules2010TV SpecialBatista
WrestleMania XXVI2010TV SpecialBatista
Batista Crump Kali2010ShortHimself
WWE Elimination Chamber2010TV SpecialBatista
WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs2009TV SpecialBatista
Survivor Series2009TV SpecialBatista
MTV Europe Music Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
WWE Bragging Rights2009TV SpecialBatista
WWE: Batista - I Walk Alone2009VideoHimself (as Leviathan)
WWE Hell in a Cell2009TV SpecialBatista
Neighbours2009TV SeriesHimself
WWE: Extreme Rules2009TV SpecialBatista
WWE Judgment Day2009TV SpecialBatista
Head Case2009TV SeriesHimself
WWE Backlash2009TV SpecialBatista
WWE Superstars2009TV SeriesHimself
WWE Hall of Fame 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Pacquiao vs. Hatton: The Battle of East and West2009TV MovieHimself
WWE Tribute for the Troops2008TV SpecialBatista
WWE Armageddon2008TV SpecialBatista
Survivor Series2008TV SpecialBatista
Viva la Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero2008VideoHimself (as Batista)
Quelli che... il calcio2008TV SeriesHimself
WWE Cyber Sunday2008TV SpecialBatista
WWE No Mercy2008TV SpecialBatista
Why We Train2008DocumentaryHimself
Iron Chef America: The Series2008TV SeriesHimself - Judge
WWE Unforgiven2008TV SpecialBatista
Summerslam2008TV SpecialBatista
WWE Saturday Night's Main Event2006-2008TV SeriesBatista
WWE Great American Bash2008TV SpecialBatista
Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection2008VideoHimself (as Batista)
WWE Night of Champions2008TV SpecialBatista
WWE One Night Stand2008TV SpecialBatista
Wide World of Sports2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
WWE Backlash2008TV SpecialBatista
WrestleMania XXIV2008TV SpecialBatista
El hormiguero2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
WWE No Way Out2008TV SpecialBatista
WWE Royal Rumble2008TV SpecialBatista
WWE Armageddon2007TV SpecialBatista
Survivor Series2007TV SpecialBatista
Family Feud2007TV SeriesHimself
WWE Cyber Sunday2007TV SpecialBatista
WWE No Mercy2007TV SpecialBatista
WWE Unforgiven2007TV SpecialBatista
Summerslam2007TV SpecialBatista
WWE Great American Bash2007TV SpecialBatista
WWE Vengeance2007TV SpecialBatista
WWE Draft Special2007TV SpecialBatista
WWE Judgment Day2007TV SpecialBatista
WWE Backlash2007TV SpecialBatista
WrestleMania 232007TV SpecialBatista
WWE Hall of Fame 20072007TV SpecialHimself
TRL Italy2007TV SeriesHimself
WWE No Way Out2007TV SpecialBatista
WWE One Night Stand2007TV SpecialBatista
Royal Rumble2007TV SpecialBatista
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2007TV SeriesHimself
WWE Armageddon2006TV SpecialBatista
Survivor Series2006TV SpecialBatista
WWE No Mercy2006TV SpecialBatista
Summerslam2006TV SpecialBatista
WWE Great American Bash2006TV SpecialBatista
WrestleMania 222006TV SpecialBatista
WWE Hall of Fame 20062006TV SpecialHimself
WWE No Way Out2006TV SpecialBatista
WWE Armageddon2005TV SpecialBatista
Survivor Series2005TV SpecialBatista
WWE Taboo Tuesday2005TV SpecialBatista
WWE No Mercy2005TV SpecialBatista
Summerslam2005TV SpecialBatista
WWE Vengeance2005TV SpecialBatista
WWE Backlash2005TV SpecialBatista
WrestleMania 212005TV SpecialBatista
WWE Hall of Fame 20052005Video documentaryHimself
WWE No Way Out2005TV SpecialBatista
WWE Royal Rumble2005TV SpecialBatista
WWE New Year's Revolution2005TV SpecialBatista
Survivor Series2004TV SpecialBatista
WWE Taboo Tuesday2004TV SpecialBatista (as Batista)
WWE Unforgiven2004TV SpecialBatista
Summerslam2004TV SpecialBatista
WWE Vengeance2004TV SpecialBatista
WWE Bad Blood2004TV SpecialBatista
WWE Backlash2004TV SpecialBatista
WrestleMania XX2004TV SpecialBatista
10 Things Every Guy Should Experience2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Royal Rumble2004TV SpecialBatista
WWE Armageddon2003TV SpecialBatista
Survivor Series2003TV SpecialBatista
WWE No Way Out2003TV SpecialBatista
Royal Rumble2003TV SpecialBatista
WWE Armageddon2002TV SpecialBatista

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Hall of Fame2015TV SpecialHimself
WWE Raw2006-2014TV SeriesBatista
John Cena: Greatest Rivalries2014VideoBatista / Leviathan
Journey to SummerSlam: The Destruction of the Shield2014TV MovieHimself
Best of Raw After the Show2014Batista
WWE for All Mankind: Life & Career of Mick Foley2013VideoBatista
The Top 100 Moments in Raw History2012VideoBatista
Rock vs. Cena: Once in a Lifetime2012Video documentaryBatista
The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History2012VideoBatista
Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart2011VideoBatista
Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator2011VideoBatista
WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History2011VideoBatista
WWE: Greatest Stars of the New Millenium2011VideoBatista
WWE: Rey Mysterio - The Life of a Masked Man2011VideoBatista
WWE: Best Cage Matches2011VideoBatista
The Big Show: A Giant's World2011VideoBatista
Raw the Best of 20102011VideoBatista
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time2010VideoBatista
The John Cena Experience2010Video documentaryBatista
Smackdown: The Best of 2009-20102010VideoBatista
Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho2010VideoBatista
WrestleMania XXVI: The World Television Premiere2010TV SpecialBatista
WWE: The Undertaker's Deadliest Matches2010VideoBatista
WWE: The Best of RAW 20092010VideoBatista
WWE: The Best of SmackDown - 10th Anniversary 1999-20092009VideoBatista
E.C.W.2008TV SeriesBatista
WWE: Hell in a Cell - The Greatest Hell in a Cell Matches of All Time2008VideoBatista
WWE Summerslam: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42008Batista
Triple H: King of Kings2008VideoBatista
WWE - Undertaker 15-02008VideoBatista
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42008VideoBatista
WWE Smackdown!2005-2007TV SeriesBatista
WWE Velocity2005TV SeriesBatista
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42005VideoBatista
WWE Sunday Night Heat2005TV SeriesBatista
WWE: Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain2003VideoLeviathan Batista

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest EnsembleGuardians of the Galaxy (2014)· Chris Pratt
· Zoe Saldana
· Vin Diesel
· Bradley Cooper
· Lee Pace
· Michael Rooker
· Karen Gillan
· Djimon Hounsou
· John C. Reilly
· Glenn Close
· Benicio Del Toro
· Laura Haddock
· Sean Gunn
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Christopher Fairbank
2014NFCS AwardNevada Film Critics SocietyBest Ensemble CastGuardians of the Galaxy (2014)· Chris Pratt
· Zoe Saldana
· Vin Diesel
· Bradley Cooper
· Lee Pace
· Michael Rooker
· Karen Gillan
· Djimon Hounsou
· John C. Reilly
· Glenn Close
· Benicio Del Toro
· Laura Haddock
· Sean Gunn
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Christopher Fairbank
2011Action on Film AwardAction on Film International Film Festival, USAHitflics.com Performer of the YearHouse of the Rising Sun (2011)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleGuardians of the Galaxy (2014)· Chris Pratt
· Zoe Saldana
· Vin Diesel
· Bradley Cooper
· Lee Pace
· Michael Rooker
· Karen Gillan
· Djimon Hounsou
· John C. Reilly
· Glenn Close
· Benicio Del Toro
· Laura Haddock
· Sean Gunn
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Christopher Fairbank
2014PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingGuardians of the Galaxy (2014)· Chris Pratt
· Zoe Saldana
· Vin Diesel
· Bradley Cooper
· Lee Pace
· Michael Rooker
· Karen Gillan
· Djimon Hounsou
· John C. Reilly
· Glenn Close
· Benicio Del Toro
· Laura Haddock
· Sean Gunn
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Christopher Fairbank

TitleSalary
WrestleMania 23 (2007)$500,000
WWF SmackDown! (1999)$1,000,000


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#Trademark
1His tattoos
2Gravelly voice
3Trademark move: Repeated Turnbuckle Thrusts
4Trademark move: Spear
5Trademark move: Running Powerslam
6Trademark move: Clothesline
7Finishing move: Double Leg Spinebuster
8Finishing move: Batista Bomb/Demon Bomb (Sit-Down Powerbomb)
9Finishing Move: Batista Bomb
10Smart dress and general appearance. In a similar style to the Four Horsemen of the 1980s

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