Dave Bautista, born on January 18, 1969 (age 51), in Washington, D.C., is an American actor and one of the most dominant professional wrestlers in his time in the WWE.
During the 2000s, you might’ve seen a lot of his ring name, ‘Batista’, on television. One of the most accomplished wrestlers, Batista became a four-time World Heavyweight Champion and a two-time WWE Champion. A true hall of fame of the sport.
|Source of Income||Professional Wrestler/Actor|
|Birthday||January 18, 1969|
|Country of Origin:||Washington, D.C., United States of America|
- Racially Legendary: Born in Washington, D.C., Bautista was born to a Filipino father and a Greek mother. Doesn’t help that you see him in green in Marvel movies, right?
- Where are you, Manny?!: When Manny Pacquiao made statements about homosexuality, Bautista stood up to defend his mother and those who are all affected by the boxer’s statements.
- Big Gangster: At age 13, he and his friends made a gang––stealing cars, clothes and other valuables.
- Bouncer by Night: When things were getting even rougher, Bautista became a nightclub bouncer and was later fired because of a fight. You don’t want to see this man fight, believe me.
- Not Big Enough: When he hit puberty, that’s when he became a lot bigger. He would go do his bouncer duties at night and train during the day––only going home to sleep.
- Almost Didn’t Make the Cut: Pushing into his late thirties, Bautista tore his tricep multiple times that sidelined him from getting his big break in the WWE.
- A Great End to a Fruitful Career: In 2019, he returned to the WWE to face off against Triple H––eventually losing. Bautista said that he was happy to give HHH the win.
- WWE to the MMA: Bautista came to the MMA and in 2012, he faced Vince Lucero that led to a big TKO win for the wrestler.
- Drax the Destroyer: One of the members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, this was Bautista’s first big break in his acting career.
- Dyslexic: Bautista came out and stated that he was dyslexic––making it hard for him to read lines and especially the scripts he was handed. However, he’s been doing real good alongside the Marvel franchise!