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Batista Biography

David Michael 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. He made his Ohio Valley Wrestling debut in 2000 under the ring name Leviathan. He later won the OVW Heavyweight Championship from "The Machine" Doug Basham before losing the belt to The Prototype. He began his WWE career on 9 May 2002 episode of SmackDown! as Deacon Batista, a villainous enforcer for Reverend D-Von. In January 2003, Batista joined Triple H, Ric Flair and Randy Orton to form the villainous stable Evolution. At Armageddon, Batista took part in two matches; losing to Shawn Michaels in a singles match, and winning a tag team turmoil match along with Ric Flair to become one-half of the World Tag Team Champions. Batista won the World Heavyweight Championship on 3 April in the main event of WrestleMania 21. Triple H challenged Batista to a Hell in a Cell match at Vengeance, which he won thus his title yet again. With this win, Batista became the first wrestler to pin Triple H in a Hell in a Cell match. 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 and the WWE Tag Team Championship once. Batista was also the winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble match and went on to headline WrestleMania 21. In August 2012, Bautista signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports to fight in mixed martial arts.  

Batista Latest News & Articles

WWE News: Batista's new film receives rave reviews
WWE News: Batista's new film receives rave reviews
It looks like the love just keeps coming for the man we used to call The Animal.
10 ways in which the internet has killed pro-wrestling
10 ways in which the internet has killed pro-wrestling
The dot-com bubble has certainly had an impact on the wrestling business. We take a look at how it has negatively affected pro wrestling.
WWE News: Batista to star in movie franchise he's creating
WWE News: Batista to star in movie franchise he's creating
The Former WWE Champion is still making big movies after landing roles in the Marvel Franchise.
10 WWE Superstars who started their pro-wrestling career late 
10 WWE Superstars who started their pro-wrestling career late 
Professional wrestling isn't necessarily a young man's world. We take a look at 10 WWE Superstars who started their wrestling career late.
From the WWE Rumor Mill: Former creative head reveals Brock Lesnar's two original return feuds
From the WWE Rumor Mill: Former creative head reveals Brock Lesnar's two original return feuds
Lesnar did leave the company for a shot at the NFL.
SK Exclusive: Sources shoot down Batista Hall of Fame report, top contenders for class of 2018 revealed
SK Exclusive: Sources shoot down Batista Hall of Fame report, top contenders for class of 2018 revealed
Three major names have been shortlisted for next year's class.
From the WWE rumor mill: Is Batista still under WWE contract?
From the WWE rumor mill: Is Batista still under WWE contract?
Is Batista's contract still valid?
10 times WWE missed the chance to bring back a former Superstar
10 times WWE missed the chance to bring back a former Superstar
While WWE was interested in bringing them back, these Superstars chose to pursue outside interests rather than return.
WWE News: Batista on early storylines in WWE, transitioning to acting, & more
WWE News: Batista on early storylines in WWE, transitioning to acting, & more
Interview with Batista sheds light on his early years in WWE, the company changing the spelling of his name, and his new career in acting.
From the WWE Rumor Mill: Batista reportedly in consideration to headline Hall of Fame Class of 2018
From the WWE Rumor Mill: Batista reportedly in consideration to headline Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Is The Animal going to headline WWE's HoF class of 2018?
WWE News: Batista stars in a Guardians Of The Galaxy music video
WWE News: Batista stars in a Guardians Of The Galaxy music video
The Animal stars in a hilarious retro MV
10 WWE Superstars who were involved in a heated argument outside the ring
10 WWE Superstars who were involved in a heated argument outside the ring
Sometimes the greatest drama happens outside the ring.
From the WWE Rumor Mill: 2K18 video likely confirms two huge appearances by returning WWE Superstars
From the WWE Rumor Mill: 2K18 video likely confirms two huge appearances by returning WWE Superstars
Here are the two WWE legends who may return to the company very soon.
5 reasons why doing another Punjabi Prison match is a great idea
5 reasons why doing another Punjabi Prison match is a great idea
We believe that this gimmick match can yield many short & long term benefits for WWE, if done right.
WWE News: Ric Flair wants Evolution in the WWE Hall of Fame
WWE News: Ric Flair wants Evolution in the WWE Hall of Fame
The Nature Boy wants to see Evolution inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
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