15 Facts about Dave Bautista That Fans Find Shocking!

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15 Facts about Dave Bautista That Fans Find Shocking!

Dave Bautista did well as a wrestler and actor and Dave Bautista movies are very popular. In fact, Dave Bautista’s net worth is awesome. Fans simply admired him both as a wrestler and an actor.

Dave Bautista began his charismatic wrestling career in 2000 at the Ohio Valley Wrestling event. He challenged future superstars such as John Cena, Brock Lesnar, and Kane. Dave Bautista’s net worth is a lot. Apart from wrestling, Dave Bautista movies were very popular.

1. He was a Lifeguard and Bouncer before Becoming A Wrestler

Batista did go through several different jobs before starting his career as a wrestler. At the age of 17, Batista living on his own worked as a club bouncer. 

It was during his days as a lifeguard that he took to bodybuilding seriously.

2. Began Wrestling at the Age of 31

After doing odd jobs, Batista took on wrestling at the age of 31. His debut was with Ohio Valley Wrestling in 2000. Dave Bautista’s net worth as a wrestler is worth taking note of.

3. WCW Said He Would Never Become a Wrestler

He was told that he would never make it in the wrestling career business by Buddy Lee Parker from WCW and he was of course wrong in saying so.

4. He Is the Longest Reigning Heavyweight Champion

Batista won the World Heavyweight title on four separate occasions and his longest reign was from 2005 to 2006. 

5. He Wasn’t Initially Planned To Be A Part of Evolution

In 2003 Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton, and Batista joined forces to create The Evolution. The trio won multiple championships.

6. He Got Into a Fistfight with Booker T Backstage

Both superstars did fight backstage. The two fought in a private room and Booker T gave Batista a black eye. 

7. He Had a Brief MMA Career

After completion of his first stint with WWE, Batista attended an MMA event in Los Angeles, California. Thus began his career with MMA. 

8. He Is One of Six Superstars to Win The Royal Rumble Twice

Batista did win his first Royal Rumble match in 2005 and later made it to World Heavyweight Championship. 

9. He Is a Grandfather

Batista got married to his first wife in the early 1990s and had two daughters with her. His first daughter, Keilani, had two sons named Jacob and Aiden before Batista’s 40th birthday.

Batista got married a second time in 1998 to Angie Bautista, whom he divorced in 2006, thus clearing the path for his relationship between him and WWE Diva Melina Perez. Finally, in 2015, Batista married a third time to an exotic dancer Sarah Jade. Batista did not of course have any children with his second and third wives.

10. He Made the Transition from Wrestler to Actor

Dave Bautista from a wrestler got onto the Hollywood scene. His breakthrough performance occurred in 2014 when he starred as Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie was nominated for about two Oscar awards.

11. WWE Thought Guardians Of The Galaxy Would Flop

Part of the reason Batista parted ways with the WWE in 2014 was because of creative differences, but the other part of it was the top people in the company not believing in his most recent film’s success.

12. He Wrote His Own Autobiography

Dave Bautista in 2007, released his autobiography titled “Batista Unleashed”. Dave Bautista’s movies brought forth his talent as an actor.

13. He Is Best Friends with Rey Mysterio in Real Life

A gigantic and heavy like Batista was friends with small-sized man Rey Mysterio. 

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14. His Greatest Achievement in Wrestling Was Putting Guys Over

Batista had a long career of wrestling that covered nearly fifteen years, and naturally had several memories to choose from when enquired what his greatest achievement was. His answer was nothing but class. 

15. He Is Still Not On Good Terms with WWE Today

Batista still has some hard feelings for WWE despite having given several years of his time about career pursuits. 

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