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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

5 wrestling legends who are set to make convention appearances in 2018
5 wrestling legends who are set to make convention appearances in 2018
Find out where to meet some of your favourite wrestling legends in 2018.
WWE News: Batista and Jack Swagger train together
WWE News: Batista and Jack Swagger train together
Batista also comments on Jack Swagger's upcoming debut for Bellator MMA.
WWE News: Batista on his relationship with Brock Lesnar and The Rock
WWE News: Batista on his relationship with Brock Lesnar and The Rock
Batista opens up on his relationship with Brock Lesnar and The Rock.
WWE News: Batista confirms talks with Vince McMahon over possible WWE return
WWE News: Batista confirms talks with Vince McMahon over possible WWE return
Batista notes that he's kept in touch with Vince McMahon and even discussed the possibility of a return.
WWE News: Batista comments on CM Punk's WWE exit
WWE News: Batista comments on CM Punk's WWE exit
"The Animal" is not quite fond of the whole scene.
WWE News: Batista discusses what conditions he would need to make a WWE return
WWE News: Batista discusses what conditions he would need to make a WWE return
It sounds like he's game to return if they can make it work
WWE News: Batista reveals why he was angry with WWE over Wrestlemania 23 match with Undertaker
WWE News: Batista reveals why he was angry with WWE over Wrestlemania 23 match with Undertaker
Why was Batista upset with WWE?
WWE News: Batista shoots on 'CM Punk' chants
WWE News: Batista shoots on 'CM Punk' chants
Why does The Animal dislike this fan-favourite chant?
WWE News: Batista talks about his favourite WWE matches
WWE News: Batista talks about his favourite WWE matches
Is his WrestleMania match with Taker one of them?
5 times fans soured on WWE superstars
5 times fans soured on WWE superstars
The fans turned their backs on these five men and women.
WWE News: Brian Gewirtz on controversial Batista storyline being scrapped
WWE News: Brian Gewirtz on controversial Batista storyline being scrapped
Thank goodness!
5 WWE matches where the babyfaces were booed out of the building
5 WWE matches where the babyfaces were booed out of the building
The WWE Universe shockingly turned on these heroes.
Why did Batista leave the WWE in 2010 and 2014?
Why did Batista leave the WWE in 2010 and 2014?
Why did The Animal leave WWE twice?
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.
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