Dave Bautista Biography - Childhood, Family, Facts, age, Height, Career and More

Dave Bautista Biography - Childhood, Family, Facts, age, Height, Career and More

Dave Bautista Biography - Childhood, Family, Facts, age, Height, Career and More
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Who Is Dave Bautista

David Michael Bautista Jr. (born January 18, 1969) is an American actor, retired professional wrestler, former composite martial artist and bodybuilder. Dave Bautista began acting in 2006 and he has starred in The Man With The Iron Fists (2012), Riddick (2013), James Bond Film Specter (2015) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017).

    Early Life & Childhood

    His father, his own parents from the Philippines, still works as a hair salon in the DC area. His parents divorced when Bautista was a child and later his mother was of Greek descent. At some point, Donna came out as lesbian and Bautista supported her decision, calling herself a "proud son of the lesbian."

    Dave has a sister, their mother's name and a brother named Michael. Bautista talked about the financial difficulties his family faced as a child. Still, the neighborhood he grew up in is very violent. When he was nine, he saw three murders on their front lawn. He was involved in criminal activity as a teenager. By the age of 13, he was stealing cars.

    Bautista fell seriously ill with his parents when he was 17 years old. He later left the house and started living on his own. He worked as a bouncer for several clubs before he was arrested for an altercation that injured two patrons. He was eventually sentenced to one-year probation.

    After his release from prison, he developed an interest in professional bodybuilding. He has since stated that bodybuilding can save his life.

    Professional Wrestling Career

    After some time involved in professional bodybuilding, Dave Bautista planned to pursue a career in professional wrestling. The industry still has other promotions competing with WWE on an equal footing. Bautista first approached the World Wrestling Championship (WCW) and auditioned at the WC Power Plant, but Sergeant Buddy Lee Parker, who was working as a trainer at the time, said he would never succeed in the professional wrestling business...

    Bautista went to WWE, their biggest rival. After a successful attempt, WWE hired him to train at the Wild Samoan Training Center wrestling school under Afa Anoi. He also got lessons in Muay Thai and Escrima. Bautista soon began wrestling for Anova's World Extreme Wrestling (WXW) promotion.

    Subsequently, Bautista signed with WWE and began competing in Ohio Valley Wrestling, one of their development territories. In 2000, he made his debut as the Ring of Leviathan and won the OVW Heavyweight Championship. His rapid progression in promotion convinced WWE to add him to the WWE main roster.

    After participating in a number of non-television shows, Bautista served as Reverend D'Von's heel executor on the May 9, 2002, episode of SmackDown titled Deacon Batista. On his in-ring debut, on June 6, he went on to pin Orton for a tag-team match against Farouk and Randy Orton.

    After he broke up with D'Van, Bautista began using the Batista code as his ring name. He initially did not intend to join the villainous professional wrestling stable Evolution in WWE, which was part of its Raw brand from 2003 to 2005. Marc Zindrak was originally chosen as the group's executor, and Batista began to paint vignettes with the rest of the group.

    According to the storyline, each member of the group is the ideal representative: "past" (Ric Flair), "present" (Triple H) and "future" of professional wrestling (Randy Orton and Batista). The group dominated most of the major storylines in WWE for those two years, and at one point, every member of the group had a title belt. Batista and Flair are World Tag Team Champions, Orton Intercontinental Champion, and Triple H World Heavyweight Champion.

    Bautista's journey to becoming the world heavyweight champion began with a gradual breakdown. Orton had already been kicked out of the group when he announced he would wrestle Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 21, and Batista challenged Triple H and Flair. Their quarrel ”is cited as one of [WWE’s] best storylines by sports journalist Dave Meltzer.

    Batista broke the 280-day record set by World Heavyweight Champion, Triple H, from April 3, 2005, to January 13, 2006, for two days. Over the next two years, he became part of various uprisings. He regained the heavyweight championship in the 2006 Survivor Series but lost to The Undertaker at WrestleMania 23. In 2005, he was ranked # 1 on the Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500's 500 Best Singles Wrestlers list. PWI selected him as Wrestler of the Year.

    Batista won the Heavyweight Championship twice, in the 2007 Unforgiven and 2008 Cyber ​​Sunday. He won the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship with Ray Mysterio on December 13, 2005, episode of SmackDown. He has claimed the World Tag Team Championship three times, Flair twice with Evolution (2003 Armageddon and the March 22, 2004 episode of Raw), and once with John Cena (August 4, 2008 episode of Raw).

    In the 2009 Extreme Rules, Batista became the first WWE Champion after defeating Orton. However, he was forced to evacuate two days later due to a real injury to his left muscle. He eventually regained the belt in the 2010 Elimination Chamber but lost it to John Cena. In the following months, he continued to be part of major storylines. However, as he later stated, he was dissatisfied with the direction the company was taking and eventually stepped down in May 2010.

    In December 2013, after modest popularity as an actor, Batista returned to the WWE and won the 2014 Royal Rumble. Although reintroduced as Face Character, Batista was cheered by the audience. Fans thought Daniel Bryan was the most popular professional wrestler at the time and that he was unfairly kept away from the main storyline because of backstage politics.

    Batista has been battling new wrestlers in his most recent tenure in the WWE. He and Orton both lost to Bryan at WrestleMania XXX. Later, they teamed up with Triple H to reform the team and the team lost to Shield. Batista left WWE once again in mid-2014.

    Acting career

    Dave Bautista made his debut as an unidentified character in Greg Glenna's Directed Strangers Numbers (2006). Three years after his next film, the 2009 American-German film 'My Son, My Son, What Have You Done?' Came in. 2010's direct-to-DVD action film 'Wrong Side of' Town '.

    His excursion was hailed by critics as Ray Shane, a former vice-cop who was released after serving a five-year sentence in the House of the Rising Sun. He has played various roles in the films The Scorpion King 3: Bottle for Redemption (2012), When the Man with the Iron Fists (2012), and Why Riddick (2013).

    In October 2014, James joined the cast of the 24th film in the Bond franchise, Specter, playing the role of Mr. Hincks. He only had one word in the entire movie, "Shit," but he accepted the role because he was a lifelong fan of the Bond film series.

    Bautista plays Sapper Morton, a Nexus-8 Replicant and Combat Medicine in the 2017 neo-noir sci-fi movie ‘Blade Runner 2049. Some of Bautista's upcoming films include Escape Plan 2: Hades' model, "Master Z": Ip Man's legacy, and Stuber's.

    Bautista Major Works

    Dave Bautista plays Drax the Destroyer in the superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy. The film was made during the post-production period when Bautista returned to the WWE. The film was released in the US on August 1, 2014, just months after he left WWE for the second time. Directed by James Gunn, the film was a huge critical and commercial success.

    Bautista reprised the role of Drax the Destroyer in the film's sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 digits (2017) and why Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He will be making a comeback in the sequels of two films to be released in 2020 and 2019 respectively.

    Personal life of Bautista

    Dave Bautista has been married three times. He married his first wife, Glenda, on March 25, 1990. They have two daughters, Kaylani (born 1990) and Athena (1992). Through Kaylani, he was the grandfather of two boys, Jacob and Aiden. Bautista and Glenda eventually split on April 1, 1998.

    Bautista's second wife was Angie Lewis, whom he married on November 16, 1998, the same year he divorced Glenda. They were married for eight years before divorcing in 2006. Since October 2015, he has been married to contestant pole dancer Sarah Jade. He previously dated WWE Divas Melina Perez, Kelly Kelly, and Rosa Mendes.

    Bautista's autobiography Batista Unleashed was published on 16, 2007 by Pocket Books. In the book, Bautista tackles some of the most controversial issues in his life, including his relationship with Chris Benoit.

    He has many tattoos on his body that he has accumulated over the years. Behind him is a dragon, the word "Angel" written in red kanji letters on his upper left muscles in tribute to his ex-wife Angie, the signature design on his right upper muscles and the sun on his stomach, his belly button around. He also has tattooed Philippines and Greece flags in his hand.

    Bautista Other activities

    Bautista had a professional mixed martial arts excursion against veteran travel man fighter Vince Lucero on October 6, 2012, which won the first round by technical knockdown.

    The fact of Dave Bautista

    • Full Name: David Michael Bautista Jr.
    • Nick Names: Batista, Dave Batista, Deacon Batista, Leviathan, Kahn / Khan, The Animal, DJ
    • Age: 59 years
    • Birth Date: January 18, 1969
    • Horoscope: Capricorn
    • Ethnicity: Multiracial (He has Greek and Filipino ancestry)
    • Religion: Christianity
    • Education: Batista attended Wild Samoan Training Centre.
    • Birth Place: Washington, D.C
    • Net Worth: $13 Million
    • Salary: $1 Million
    • Height / How tall: 6 feet 3 inches
    • Nationality: American
    • Profession:  Wrestler, Actor
    • Father's Name: David Michael Bautista
    • Mother's Name: Donna Raye (Née Mullins)
    • Marital Status: Married 3 times
    • Girlfriend: Sarah Jade (M. 2015), Angie Bautista (M. 1998–2006), Glenda Bautista (M. 1990–1998)
    • Children's: Keilani Bautista, Athena Bautista, 
    • Weight: 131.5 Kg
    • Hair Color: Black
    • Eye Color:  Dark Brown
    • Favorite Food: Steak
    • Favorite Band: Metallica, Linkin Park
    • Favorite Music: Unleashed by Saliva
    • Lucky Number: 4
    • Hobbies: Food: Arabic, Music: Ghazals, Sports: Weight Lifting
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