An American actor and former professional wrestler, Dave Bautista was born on January 18, 1969. As a wrestler, he was a part of WWE from 2002 to 2010, in 2014, and as a final-round competitor in 2018. In addition to wrestling, he has a successful acting career, most notably as Marvel’s Drax the Destroyer.
Since 2002, Batista has been a household name and a six-time World Champion, winning the World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice. He is one of only three men (along with Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan) to have held the World Tag Team Championship three times and the WWE Tag Team Championship once.
Bautista won the 2005 Royal Rumble match and went on to headline WrestleMania 21, one of the five highest-grossing pay-per-view events in professional wrestling history. After leaving WWE in 2010, he stepped down in December 2013, making his first appearance in January 2014 and winning that year’s Royal Rumble match. He titled WrestleMania XXX before retiring from wrestling in October 2018. In April 2019, Bautista made his second WWE comeback and faced Triple H at WrestleMania 35, before retiring from wrestling again in June 2019.
Since 2006, Bautista has starred in The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Riddick (2013), Specter (2015), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Army of the Dead (2021) and Dune (2021). As Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he played Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Since 2009, he has also appeared in a number of live-action films.
During August 2012, Bautista signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA). He won his only MMA fight by technical knockout in the first round on October 6, 2012.
Bautista married his first wife, Glenda, in 1990. They have two daughters, Keilani (born 1990) and Athena (born 1992), before divorcing in 1998. Bautista married his second wife, Angie, on October 13 1998. They have a son together, Oliver, after divorcing in 2006. Before the age of 40, Bautista already had two grandsons Keilani. During his marriage to Angie, he became an avid collector of vintage metal lunch boxes. His favourite is the 1967 Green Hornet lunchbox because it has Bruce Lee on it.
In the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, Bautista supported Bernie Sanders. He supported Joe Biden in the 2020 US presidential election and appeared in an advertisement for him.
Dave Bautista Biodata and Biography
|Name||David Michael Bautista Jr.|
|Nick-name||Batista, Deacon Batista, Leviathan, The Animal, DJ.|
|Date Of Birth||18 January 1969|
|Age||52 Years (as in 2021)|
|Profession / Occupation||Actor, Professional Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist, Bodybuilder (American, English)|
|Height / Weight||6′ 4” / 132kg|
|First Movie||Relative Strangers (2006)|
|First Debut||Actor: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (2009)|
Video Game: WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain (2003)
|Money Factor||Net Worth: $13 million|
Dave Bautista Early/Personal Life
A fight at a nightclub injured two patrons and knocked out one of them, and Dave Bautista was arrested as a security guard. During his trial, he received a one-year probation sentence. Prior to pursuing a career in bodybuilding, he was also a lifeguard who saved lives.
As a result of his embarrassment after asking a co-worker to lend him some money to buy Christmas presents for his kids, he decided to become a wrestler and turn his life around. While he wrestled, Bautista used the ring name “Batista” with a spelling change. However, he is now billed as Dave Bautista as an actor.
He married Glenda in 1990, and had two daughters, Kailani born in 1990 and Athena born in 1992, but divorced in 1998. He married his second wife Angie on October 13, 1998, and they had one son, Oliver, until they divorced in 2006.
His favourite lunchbox is the 1967 Green Hornet Lunchbox featuring Bruce Lee. Before Dave Bautista turned 40, he already had two grandchildren through Kailani.
After marrying Sarah Jade in October 2015, he parted ways with her in early 2019. In August 2020, Dave Bautista will measure 6 feet 4 inches and weigh 275 pounds. He has a large dragon on his back, a red kanji character for “Angel” written on his upper left arm (a tribute to Angie), a distinctive design on his upper right arm, and a small sun on his stomach that surrounds him.
Children of Dave Bautista
Keilani Bautista, Oliver Bautista, and Athena Bautista are the children of Dave Bautista.
Parents of Dave Bautista
His mother is of Greek descent and his father is the son of immigrants from the Philippines. He was born to David Michael and Donna Raye Bautista, a hairdresser. His paternal grandfather served in the Philippine Army, worked as a taxi driver and barber, and had other jobs to support his family. His mother is now a lesbian.
Early Career Life
Bautista was nearly discouraged from his quest by Buddy Lee Parker, who told him that he would never succeed in wrestling.
During his time at the school, Bautista trained under Afa Anoa’i, learned Muay Thai and Eskrima, and wrestled for the World Xtreme Wrestling promotion run by Anoa’i.
Between 1999 and 2000, Bautista wrestled for Anoa’i’s World Xtreme Wrestling.
Biography of Dave Bautista – His Journey to Fame:
As the Heavyweight Champion of Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), Leviathan adopted the ring name Leviathan.
Bautista was promoted to WWE‘s main roster after impressing in the developmental territory.
Under the ring name “Deacon Bautista”, he made his first televised debut on the 29th of May 2002.
Batista made his WWE debut as an ally of Reverend D’Von, and months later shortened his stage name to “Batista”.
As a result of Bautista’s inability to establish himself in team contests, he remained relatively unknown at the time.
Wrestlers such as Ric Flair, Triple H, and Randy Orton dominated most of WWE‘s major storylines between 2003 and 2005.
After Bautista powerbombed Triple H, “Evolution” gradually disintegrated.
After defeating Tripple H in the main event of WrestleMania 21 on April 3rd, 2005, he became World Heavyweight Champion.
The net worth of Dave Bautista
With a salary of $1 million and a net worth of $16 million, Dave Bautista also owns some exotic cars and mansions.