Dave Bautista, better known by his stage name Batista, is an American professional wrestler, actor and mixed martial artist. He sang with WWE in 2000 and during his wrestling career, he won the World Heavyweight Championship title four times and the WWE Champion twice. He has also won twice the Royal Rumble, three times the team world championship and once the WWE team championship. He holds the record for the longest world heavyweight title in 282 days.
He is one of the successful industry actors today with his lead role in Drax the Destroyer in Marvel Cinematic Universe films such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Infinity War.
David Michael Bautista
Batista, Dave Batista, Deacon Batista, Leviathan, Kahn / Khan, The Animal, DJ
Professional wrestler, actor, mixed martial artist, bodybuilder
Anniversary / Date of birth
Batista was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, DC, United States.
He is currently 49 years old.
Sign of the sun
He has a Greek and Filipino ancestry.
Batista attended the Samoa Wild Training Center.
- Father – David Michael Bautista
- Mother – Donna Raye (born Mullins)
- Brothers and sisters – Donna Raye Bautista (sister), Michael (younger half-brother)
Bautista was married to his first wife Glenda from 1990 to 1998, with whom he had two daughters, Keilani (born in 1990) and Athena (born 1992). He married his second wife, Angie, on October 13, 1998. However, this relationship did not last and they divorced in 2006.
He married his third wife, pole dancer Sarah Jade, in October 2015. He has two grandchildren: Jacob and Aiden.
- In feet – 6 feet 6 inches (billed height)
- In centimeters – 198 cm
- In meters -1.98 m
Some data has a height of 193 cm or 6 feet 4 inches.
- In kilograms – 130 kg
- In pounds – 287 lbs
- Measurements – 55-36-20
- Chest -55 inches
- Biceps– 20 inches
- Cut – 36 inches
- calves – 16 inches
- Thighs – 28 inches
He is wearing a shoe size 13 (US).
- Deep voice
- His tattoos
- Imposing height and wide frame
Beginnings of struggle
While pursuing her career in bodybuilding, Bautista decided to become a wrestler and was trained at the Wild Samoan Training Center’s wrestling school by Afa Anoa. He made his wrestling debut as Khan on October 30, 1999. He signed with WWE in 2000, finally adopted his Batista ring name, and made his ring debut in a team match with D ' Von against Faarooq and Randy. Orton in 2002.
- World Heavyweight Championship – 4 times
- World Team Championship – 3 times – with Ric Flair (2) and John Cena
- WWE Championship – 2 times
- WWE Tag Team Championship -1 times – with Rey Mysterio
- Royal Rumble – 2 times (2005, 2014)
- Batista Bite
- Batista bomb
- Big Boot
- Boston Hump Crab
- Hammerlock / Armband jumpsuit
- Variations Powerslam suplex vertical / front / swing side
- Clothesline in the course of execution
- Shoulder block
- Turnbuckle thrust
- Two-handed choke
Batista had his first role as a wrestler in the 2006 comedy film Relative Strangers. His role was not credited in the film.
His first credited actor role appeared in 2009, when he was chosen as a policeman in the US-German film My son, my son, what did you do?
In 2006, he appeared as Aidar in an episode of the television series Smallville.
His time at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he was crowned six-time world champion
His wrestling ring name ‘Batista’.
His role as Drax the Destroyer in the film world Marvel, who embodies the character in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
Is Dave Bautista Mexican?
David Michael Bautista was born on 18 January 1969. His birth name is David Michael Bautista Jr. He was born to a father, David Michael Bautista, and a mother, Donna Raye. His father has Filipino ancestry, whereas his mother has Greek ancestry. His ethnicity is White. He was born in Arlington, Virginia in the United States. He holds American nationality.
Why did Batista leave WWE?
Bautista signed a professional contract with World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment/WWE in 2000.
He quit WWE in JMay 2010 due to dispute with then Raw General Manager Bret Hart.
He re-signed with WWE in 2013.
He won the 2014 Royal Rumble match becoming the fifth wrestler to win multiple Rumble matches.
He once again quit WWE in June 2014 after Triple H denied him a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
He returned to WWE in October 2018, where he reunited with the rest of Evolution for an appearance on SmackDown’s 1000th episode.
He returned to Raw in February 2019 attacking Ric Flair backstage on his 70th birthday.
Mixed Martial Arts
He has also shown his excellence in the mixed martial arts.
He managed to win his MMA debut on 6 October 2012, defeating Vince Lucero via TKO in the first round.
In August 2012, he agreed to a contract with the Classic Entertainment & Sports to compete in the MMA.
He is best known for his role as Drax in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Guardian of the Galaxy series, and Avengers: Infinity War.
He will reprise the role of Drax in the Avengers: Endgame, scheduled to release in 2019.
Beside wresting and martial arts, he has appeared in several Hollywood blockbuster films such as Spectre (A James Bond Movie), Riddick, Man with Iron Fists, Guardians of the Galaxy series, Avengers: Infinity War, among others.
His other major films are Wrong Side of Town, House of the Rising Sun, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, Riddick, Spectre, Heist, Kickboxer: Vengeance, Marauders, The Warriors Gate, Blade Runner 2049, Bushwick, Final Score, Escape Plan 2: Hades, Hotel Artemis, Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy.
He had his first biographical DVD, Batista: I Walk Alone released in October 2009.
He has also appeared in minor roles in television series including Smallville, Head Case, Neighbours, Chuck, and Trip Tank.
He has also appeared in several direct-to-video films.
- Favorite Food – Steak
- Favorite band – Metallica, Linkin Park
- Favorite Music – Unleashed by Saliva
Net Batista Value
His major source of earning is from his wrestling and acting career. He has also made numerous appearances in commercial advertising.
The net worth of this famous wrestler, MMA fighter and actor, Dave Bautista is estimated to have $13 Million as of 2019. His exact salary will be updated very soon.
Social media profiles
Batista-Ric Flair Feud Leads To Twitter To Threat Each Other
Ric Flair, who was about to make an appearance for his 70th birthday at Raw on 25 February 2019, Batista returns attacking Ric Flair backstage.
Ric Flair went on to Twitter to warn Batista to be careful after Batista intervened his birthday celebration.
He wrote, “I Want To Thank @WWE For Throwing Such A Wonderful Birthday Celebration With Some of My Closest Friends. As For @DaveBautista… Be Careful Whose Party You Crash, Big Man! #WOOOOO”.
In response, Bautista wrote, “Party’s just getting started, my man”.
His parents divorced when he was young and he was raised by his mother. His mother was a lesbian and he was considered a “proud lesbian son”.
He left home at age 17 and started living alone. He worked as a bouncer for various nightclubs and also worked as a lifeguard before doing bodybuilding his full-time career.
Batista entered the wrestling world in 1999 and has been fighting for the WWE brand for more than a decade. He was a former member of Evolution with Triple H, Randy Orton and Ric Flair.
He holds the record for the longest reign of 282 days as the world heavyweight champion.
Before age 40, Batista had already become the grandfather of 2 grandchildren, Jacob and Aiden, of Keilani (his eldest daughter).
He holds a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under the tutelage of Caesar Gracie.
Bautista made his debut as an MMA against veteran fellow fighter Vince Lucero on October 6, 2012 and eventually won the match thanks to a technical reversal.
Bautista published his autobiography “Batista Unleashed” on October 16, 2007 via Pocket Books. He recorded some of the most controversial issues of his life, including his relationship with Chris Benoit in the book.
He appeared on the cover of April 2005 issue of Flex and Muscle & Fitness magazine.
He is a collector of vintage steel lunch boxes.
Batista has many tattoos on his body, including a dragon on his back, the word “Angel” written in red kanji characters on his left upper biceps, in tribute to his ex-wife Angie, a signature on the upper right biceps and the sun on her belly, surrounding her navel. He also has the flags of the Philippines and Greece tattooed on the arm.
Batista reunited with the rest of Evolution for an appearance in the 1000th episode of SmackDown on October 16, 2018.