Dave Bautista

American actor and former professional wrestler
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David Michael Bautista Jr. (born January 18, 1969) is an American actor and former professional wrestler. He is best known for his time wrestling for WWE from 2002 until 2019. As an actor, he gained fame with his portrayal of Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.

Dave Bautista
Bautista at GalaxyCon Minneapolis in 2019
Born (1969-01-18) January 18, 1969 (age 55)
Washington, D.C.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Batista
Dave Batista
Deacon Batista
Khan
Leviathan
Billed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Billed weight290 lb (130 kg)
Billed fromWashington, D.C.
Trained byAfa Anoaʻi
Marrese Crump
DebutOctober 30, 1999
RetiredApril 8, 2019

During his time in the WWE, Batista was a two-time WWE Champion,[1] four-time World Heavyweight Champion,[2] three-time World Tag Team Champion,[3] one-time WWE Tag Team Champion,[4] and the winner of the 2005 and 2014 Royal Rumble matches.[5][6]

Batista would retire from in-ring competition on April 7, 2017. His last match was at WrestleMania 35 and he would lose to Triple H in a No Holds Barred match.[7][8]

Bautista has also competed in mixed martial arts. Holding a professional record of 1 win and 0 losses. He defeated Vince Lucero by TKO.[9]

References

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  1. "WWE Championship history". WWE. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  2. "World Heavyweight Title history". WWE. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  3. "World Tag Team Championship history". WWE. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  4. "Raw Tag Team Championship history". WWE. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  5. "Royal Rumble (2005) Event Results". WWE. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  6. "Batista won the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match". WWE. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  7. "Dave Batista Retires From Pro Wrestling". Fightful. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  8. "WrestleMania 35 results: Powell's live review of Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair for the Raw and Smackdown Women's Titles, Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship, Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship, Batista vs. Triple H, AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  9. "Dave Bautista victorious in MMA debut". MMA Fighting. Retrieved February 1, 2024.

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