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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 18 January 1969Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth NameDavid Michael Bautista Jr.
Nicknames Kahn
Deacon Batista
The Animal
DJ
Height 6' 4½" (1.94 m)

Mini Bio (2)

David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.

When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself to achieve his dream of being a Superstar. In May 2002, he made his debut on SmackDown using the ring name Batista, 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 the Undertaker at WrestleMania 23. "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) 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 won his first professional MMA fight. Then in January 2014, he made his long awaited return to the WWE before quitting a second time in June of that same year. He did this in order to promote Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and to continue work on his next film.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Revitalizations@aol.com

David Michael Bautista is an actor, former professional wrestler, and mixed martial artist best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he was a six-time world champion and an international spokesman for the organization. David retired from the WWE to focus on his acting career in mid-2010 but in 2014, he returned to Headline Wrestle Mania. August 1st he can be seen the Marvel feature Guardians of the Galaxy where he stars as 'Drax the Destroyer.' The film follows an unlikely cast of characters including an American pilot and a group of futuristic ex-cons go on the run with a highly coveted object and must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions The film is set to be released August 1, 2014 and stars starring opposite Chris Pratt, Benicio Del Toro, Zoe Saldana and Djimon Hounsou. This fall he will shoot the Kickboxer directed by Stephen Fung co-starring martial artist Alain Moussi and UFC fighter Georges St. Pierre. The remake of the 1989 Jean-Claude Van Damme film, Kickboxer is about two brothers David and Kurt Sloan; When David wins the Karate World Championship, a promoter lures him to Hong Kong, despite his brother's protestations that the man is a crook. When Kurt travels to Thailand to meet his brother, he discovers he has died and seeks his revenge. Bautista was recently seen in opposite Vin Diesel in the Universal film Riddick and RZA's feature directorial debut The Man with the Iron Fists, in which he played the villainous Brass Body and starred opposite Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu. His other film credits include Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, where he played Argomael; the action film House of The Rising Sun; and Wrong Side of Town opposite rapper Ja Rule. Bautista has appeared on television's Chuck, Headcase, and Smallville. He's appeared as himself on Iron Chef America, as a judge, an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition; and MTV Cribs, showing his house and his cars. Bautista made a cameo appearance on the Australian soap opera Neighbours.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: jmmeisner@gmail.com

Spouse (2)

Angie Bautista (13 October 1998 - 2006)
Glenda Bautista (? - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (8)

Smart dress and general appearance. In a similar style to the Four Horsemen of the 1980s
Finishing Move: Batista Bomb
Finishing move: Batista Bomb/Demon Bomb (Sit-Down Powerbomb)
Finishing move: Double Leg Spinebuster
Trademark move: Clothesline
Trademark move: Running Powerslam
Trademark move: Spear
Trademark move: Repeated Turnbuckle Thrusts

Trivia (57)

Started his career in Ohio Valley Wrestling, a WWE developmental territory. He wrestled there from late 1999 until early 2001 under the name Leviathan.
Notable Title Wins Included: OVW World Heavyweight title; (WWE) World Tag Team titles with Ric Flair (2); (WWE) World Heavyweight title
Former member of Evolution with Triple H, Randy Orton and Ric Flair.
As Leviathan, he was a member of OVW's Disciples of Synn.
Batista debuted in WWE as a bodyguard to D-Von Dudley on the 'SmackDown!' brand. He later moved to 'RAW' and began wrestling with Ric Flair as his manager.
On March 1, 2003 at a WWE live event, Batista & Randy Orton teamed up to face the Dudley Boyz. This was famous for being a match that nearly no one walked away from unhurt. Batista tore his bicep, Orton broke his leg and Bubba Ray Dudley injured his back. On May 1, 2003, Batista re-tore his right tricep muscle when he fell while running with his wife. Batista returned to the WWE on October 20, 2003 where he attacked Bill Goldberg.
His wife Angie is currently in a battle with Ovarian cancer. She is now in her 3rd year of remission.
Has held the WWE Tag Team Championship (RAW) twice with fellow Evolution member, legendary, Ric Flair.
His father is of Filipino descent and his mother has Greek ancestry.
Is a keen collector of steel lunchboxes.
Storyline wise was responsible for Stone Cold Steve Austin losing the RAW Co-General Manager post at Survivor Series 2003 (he interfered in the Team Austin v. Team Bischoff match by delivering the Batista Bomb to Shawn Michaels.)
Winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble
Is an accomplished break dancer, a skill used in a TV trailer for Summerslam 2004
He has three daughters, a 12 and 14 year old from his first marriage and a 19 year old step daughter.
Was trained by the legendary 'Wild Samoan' Afa.
Won his 1st World Heavyweight Champonship at Wrestlemania 21 when he defeated Triple H in the main event.
Got into wrestling after meeting Road Warrior Animal & Curt Hennig at a body building show in Minneapolis.
Grew up in the Washington DC area and often worked as a bouncer at many clubs in the area.
Went to the WCW Power Plant for a tryout, where they told him he'd never make it in the wrestling business.
#1 on the PWI top 500 wrestlers list in 2005.
Former World Tag Team Champion.
Former WWE Tag Team Champion.
His sister was named after his mother, Donna Raye Bautista.
Shares the same birth name as his father, David Michael Bautista.
Has become a grandfather of two grandsons, Jacob & Aiden by daughter Keilani.
Has two daughters by his first wife, Keilani (born in 1990) and Athena (born in 1992).
Last name means "Baptist".
The third pro wrestler to go by the nickname or stagename, "Animal". The other two were George Steele and Joe Laurinaitis.
4th August 2008, along with John Cena, won the World Tag Team Championships on Monday Night Raw, defeating Ted Di Biase & Coady Rhodes after Batisa pinned DiBiase-this is Batista's 3rd Tag Team Championship, Cena's 2nd.
Published author.
Won the 2005 Royal Rumble and now will face the World Heavyweight Champion (probably Triple H) at WrestleMania 21. [January 2005]
Returns to Smackdown! by attacking Mark Henry, The man who put him on the injury list. [July 2006]
He was the final draft lottery pick from RAW to go to Smackdown. [June 2005]
After suffering a serious tricep injury, was forced to surrender the World Heavyweight Championship, ending his 9 month reign as champion. [January 2006]
Will face JBL for the World Heavyweight Championship at the Great American Bash on Sunday, July 24, 2005. [July 2005]
Defeated Triple H at Vengeance in a Hell In A Cell match. This marked Triple H's first ever loss in a Hell In A Cell match. [June 2005]
Along with Rey Mysterio, defeated MNM for the WWE tag Team Titles. [December 2005]
Defeated the Great Khali and Rey Mysterio in a triple threat match at Unforgiven 2007 to win his 3rd World Heavyweight title.. [September 2007]
Will face Shawn Michaels at WWE Backlash 2008 [April 2008]
Lost to JBL at the Great American Bash, but retained World Heavyweight Championship via disqualification. [July 2005]
Lost to JBL at the Great American Bash by DQ so he retained the WWE Heavyweight Title. [July 2005]
Recouping after scalp stitches sustained from head-on skull butt from Edge on "Monday Night RAW: 2008 Draft". Only to compete again with said wrestler at "Night of Champions" June 29, 2008. [June 2008]
Will take on Triple H in a match for the World Heavyweight title at Backlash on Sunday, May 1, 2005. The match is being called Batista/Triple H 2. [April 2005]
Defeated JBL at Summerslam in a no holds barred match, to retain the WWE world Heavyweight Title. [August 2005]
He loses his title to Edge in a triple threat match against at Armagedon. [December 2007]
Is 3-0 in matches against Triple H before being drafted to "Smackdown". [June 2005]
Has been drafted to "Smackdown" from "Raw" in the Draft Lottery. [June 2005]
Defends his title against Undertaker in a hell in a cell match at survivor series. [November 2007]
Was a member of Evolution with Triple H, Randy Orton and Ric Flair. [January 2004]
Defeated Triple-H to become World Heavyweight Champion. [April 2005]
Lost the World Heavyweight Championship to The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 23. [April 2007]
Teamed up with fellow Evolution members, Triple H and Ric Flair to attack former Evolution member, Randy Orton just a few minutes after he defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Chris Benoit 1 day after he won it. [August 2004]
Confirmed to fight Evolution leader Triple H for the World Heavyweight Title at Wrestlemania 21. [March 2005]
Defeated Triple H at Backlash. [May 2005]
Won back World heavyweight champion-belt from King Booker at Survivor Series '06. [November 2006]
Has a younger half brother named Michael, from his father's second marriage.
Winner of the 2014 Royal Rumble.

Salary (2)

WWF SmackDown! (1999) $1,000,000
WrestleMania 23 (2007) $500,000

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