Dave Bautista

Biography

David Michael Bautista was born on January 18, 1969. When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Dave Batista pushed himself to achieve his dream of being a Superstar. In May 2002, he made his debut on SmackDown but it wasn't until a move to Raw and two victories over Kane that "The Animal" began to make noise in the WWE Universe. The wins impressed Ric Flair and Triple H, who were looking to align themselves with the industry's brightest new stars. After a lengthy search, they identified Randy Orton and Batista. Collectively the four Superstars became known as Evolution. Batista earned his first championship alongside "The Nature Boy" when the duo captured the WWE Tag Team Championships in December 2003. As Evolution dominated WWE, Batista started to emerge from the shadows of Triple H and Ric Flair. By the time Batista won the 2005 Royal Rumble Match, World Heavyweight Champion Triple H viewed him as a serious threat to his title. After a triceps injury at the hands of Mark Henry forced Batista to relinquish the title in January 2006, he vowed to return. Batista successfully regained the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series in 2006. Four months into his second reign, Batista faced Undertaker at WrestleMania 23 against the Undertaker. "The Animal" took Undertaker to the limit, but was unable to stop the streak of "The Deadman" at WrestleMania. Though disappointed, Batista stayed hungry and always managed to keep himself in the championship hunt for the rest of his career. At Bragging Rights in 2009, Batista shocked the world when he blamed Rey Mysterio for a loss to Undertaker, then attacked his former tag team partner. "The Animal" then became locked in a tense rivalry with another former friend, John Cena, over the WWE Championship. The grueling match at Over the Limit led to a wheelchair-bound Batista declaring "I quit!" the following night on Raw before fading from the WWE Universe in May 2010. Following his departure from WWE, he made appearances in the films, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (2012) (V) and The Man with the Iron Fists (2012). Then two years later, he was embarking on a career in Mixed Martial Arts when he joined MMA and had his first professional MMA fight.

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Birth Name

David Michael Bautista Jr.

Birth Place

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Birth Date

1/18/1969
Known For
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Blade Runner 2049

Sapper Morton

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The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption

Argomael

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Escape Plan 2: Hades

Trent Derosa

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Drax

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Heist

Cox

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Knock at the Cabin

Leonard

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Stuber

Vic Manning

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Hotel Artemis

Everest

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The Man with the Iron Fists

Brass Body

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Final Score

Michael Knox

Starring In
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In the Lost Lands

Boyce

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Dune: Part Two

Beast Rabban

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Drax

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Knock at the Cabin

Leonard

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Parachute

Bryce

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The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Drax

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Duke Cody

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Thor: Love and Thunder

Drax

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Being James Bond: The Daniel Craig Story

Self (archive footage)

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Army of the Dead

Scott Ward

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Dune

Glossu Rabban Harkonnen

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WWE WrestleMania Backlash

Batista (voice)

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My Spy

JJ

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WWE: Survivor Series 2020

Batista

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WrestleMania 36

Self

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Stuber

Vic Manning

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Escape Plan: The Extractors

Trent DeRosa

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Avengers: Endgame

Drax

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WrestleMania 35

Batista

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Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy

Davidson

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Final Score

Michael Knox

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Escape Plan 2: Hades

Trent Derosa

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Hotel Artemis

Everest

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Avengers: Infinity War

Drax

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Blade Runner 2049

Sapper Morton

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2048: Nowhere to Run

Sapper Morton

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Bushwick

Stupe

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Drax

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Kickboxer: Vengeance

Tong Po (as David Bautista)

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Marauders

Stockwell

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The Boss

Chad (uncredited)

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Enter The Warriors Gate

Arun

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Heist

Cox

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Spectre

Hinx

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WWE Daniel Bryan: Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes!

Batista (archive footage)

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Drax

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The Destruction of the Shield

Self (archive footage)

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WWE: Extreme Rules 2014

Batista

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WWE Elimination Chamber

Batista

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WWE Royal Rumble

Batista

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John Cena: Greatest Rivalries

Batista / Leviathan (archive footage)

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Slasher In The Woods

The Undercover Cop

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The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment

Batista

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Riddick

Diaz

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For All Mankind: Life & Career of Mick Foley

Batista (archive footage)

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WWE: Triple H - Thy Kingdom Come

Self

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The Man with the Iron Fists

Brass Body

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The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption

Argomael

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Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart

Batista (archive footage)

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House of the Rising Sun

Ray

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WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History

Batista (archive footage)

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WWE Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator

Batista (archive footage)

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WWE: WrestleMania XXVI

Batista

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WWE Elimination Chamber

Batista

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WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time

Batista

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WWE Extreme Rules

Batista

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WWE Royal Rumble 2010

Batista

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WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs

Batista

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WWE Hell in a Cell

Batista

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WWE: Judgment Day 2009

Batista

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WWE: Backlash 2009

Batista

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WWE: The Best of SmackDown - 10th Anniversary 1999-2009

Batista (archive footage)

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WWE Survivor Series 2009

Batista

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WWE Bragging Rights

Batista

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Triple H: King of Kings

Batista (archive footage)

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WWE No Way Out

Batista

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WWE One Night Stand

Batista

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Viva la Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero

Himself (as Batista)

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WWE: Survivor Series 2008

Batista (Team Batista)

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WWE WrestleMania XXIV

Batista

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WWE Great American Bash

Batista

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WWE: No Mercy 2008

Batista

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WWE Summerslam

Batista

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WWE: 2008 Unforgiven

Batista

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WWE No Way Out

Himself

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WWE No Mercy 2007

Batista

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WWE - Backlash 2007

Himself

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Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology 1988-2007

Himself

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Survivor Series

Batista

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WWE Vengeance 2007 - Night of Champions

Himself

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Undertaker 15-0

Himself (archive footage)

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WWE One Night Stand 2007

Batista

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WWE: Survivor Series

Batista

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WWE WrestleMania 22

Batista

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WWE Armageddon 2006

Batista

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WWE No Mercy 2005

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WWE No Way Out 2005

Himself

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WrestleMania 21

Batista

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WWE WrestleMania XX

Batista

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WWE SummerSlam 2004

Himself (as Batista)

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WWE: Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain

Leviathan / Batista (archive footage)

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WWE Survivor Series 2003

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