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3 major things Batista has done since his last WWE match

Ali Akber
ANALYST
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3.99K   //    06 Apr 2019, 14:48 IST

From the Animal to the Destroyer
From the Animal to the Destroyer

Batista was never an ordinary superstar, as he was fast-tracked to the top after a couple of initially failed gimmicks. He was hailed as The Animal due to his physique and strength, and even with a limited move-set, managed to win the top titles of the company on several occasions and became the face of the company for some time.

His alliance with Triple H, Ric Flair, and Randy Orton to form Evolution is undoubtedly his most notable achievement in the world of wrestling, and he is still known as one of the biggest names in the industry.

While Batista has had a rocky career which has involved fallouts with the company, he has decided to once again return to the ring to take on longtime friend, Triple H, in a career-ending match at WrestleMania 35.

Batista last fought a match in 2014, when he teamed up with Triple H and Randy Orton to take on The Shield at WWE Payback 2014, on June 1.

Take a lot at the three major things that have happened in Batista’s life since he last fought a match in WWE, and share your favorite moments of the superstar in the comments below.


#3 Supported James Gunn

Batista's role was instrumental in the reinstatement of James Gunn
Batista's role was instrumental in the reinstatement of James Gunn

In case you didn’t know, James Gunn is a famous Hollywood screenwriter and director, most famous for directing and/or writing many Marvel movies such as Thor, Doctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

In 2018, Gunn was fired from the project of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for old tweets joking about pedophilia and rape.

Batista, his castmate who has now worked on several projects together with Gunn, stood up in support of Gunn in the controversy and declared that if Disney did not use Gunn's script for the movie and reinstated him, he would quit and ask to be recast.

In March 2019, Gunn was reinstated by Disney as director of the film after meeting with Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, on multiple occasions. Batista, along with other cast members of the movie, played a huge role in the reinstatement of Gunn and rebuilding his reputation.

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