David Michael Bautista
Nick Name / Ring Name
Batista, Dave Batista, Deacon Batista, Leviathan, Kahn / Khan, The Animal, DJ
Washington, D.C., USA
Batista went Wild Samoan Training Centre
Former American professional Wrestler, Bodybuilder, and Actor
6 ft 6 in or 198 cm (Billed Height)
Batista’s real height is considered to be 6 ft 4 in or 193 cm.
130 kg or 287 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
- Glenda Batista – Dave Batista married Glenda in the early 1990s and had 2 daughters with her, Keilani (born in 1990) and Athena (born in 1992) before divorcing.
- Angie Bautista – Dave, then, married to Angie on October 13, 1998. But, they also divorced in August 2006.
Race / Ethnicity
WWE SummerSlam (2004), Cover of Flex Magazine (April 2005), Nutrabolics (2007), Muscle and Fitness (September 2008)
Best Known For
His time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as he became a 6 time World Champion. He retired in 2010 as a wrestler.
2010 film Wrong Side of Town for his role as Big Ronnie ‘B.R.’
Afa Anoa’i and Marrese Crump trained Batista to prepare a good body for WWE.
Batista Favorite Things
- Favorite Food – Steak
- Favorite Band – Metallica, Linkin Park
- Favorite Music – Unleashed by Saliva
- Finishing Moves
- Batista Bite
- Batista Bomb
- Signature Moves
- Big Boot
- Elevated single leg Boston crab
- Hammerlock / armbar combination
- Vertical suplex / Front / Swinging Side Powerslam Variations
- Running clothesline
- Shoulder block
- Turnbuckle thrust
- Two-handed choke lift
- Batista is the longest-reigning World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history.
- Dave Batista was a regular bouncer for several clubs before joining WWE.
- Batista says that he used to live in poverty during his childhood. At 13, he started stealing automobiles.
- Batista debuted in WWE as a bodyguard to D-Von Dudley on the Smackdown brand. After that, he moved to RAW and did wrestling with Ric Flair as his manager.
- Before the age of 40, Batista had already become the grandfather of 2 grandsons Jacob and Aiden by Keilani (his first daughter).
- “The Animal” is the nickname, which had been used by George Steele and Joe Laurinaitis, previously before Dave Batista.
- “Batista Unleashed” is the autobiography of Batista released in October 2007.
- Batista has a great interest in collecting lunch boxes and his favorite lunch box is the 1967 Green Hornet Lunch Box.
- Batista was named after his father David Michael Bautista and Batista’s sister was named after his mother Donna Raye Bautista.
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