Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista

David Michael "Dave" Bautista Jr. (born January 18, 1969) is an American actor and former professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and bodybuilder.

From 2000–2010 and 2013–2014, he was signed to WWE under the ring name Batista, where he became a six-time world champion, winning WWE's World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice. He holds the record for the longest reign as World Heavyweight Champion at 282 days, and has also won the World Tag Team Championship three times (twice with Ric Flair and once with John Cena) and the WWE Tag Team Championship once (with Rey Mysterio). He was the winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble match and went on to headline WrestleMania 21, one of the top five highest-grossing pay-per-view events in professional wrestling history. When Bautista returned to WWE in 2014, he won the 2014 Royal Rumble match, after which he headlined WrestleMania XXX.

In August 2012, Bautista signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports to fight in mixed martial arts. He won his MMA debut on October 6, 2012, defeating Vince Lucero via TKO in the first round. He was representing the Philippines during the fight. Bautista first entered the world of acting in 2006. As an actor, Bautista has starred in The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Riddick (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), the 24th James Bond film, Spectre (2015), L.A. Slasher (2015), and in the 2016 Kickboxer reboot, Kickboxer: Vengeance. Bautista is set to reprise his role as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He has also appeared in several direct-to-video films since 2009.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2020Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3Drax2020-05-01
2019Escape Plan 3: Devil's Station2019-12-31
2019Untitled Avengers MovieDrax the Destroyer2019-05-03
2018Escape Plan 2: Hades2018-12-31
2018Ip Man: Cheung Tin ChiOwen Davidson2018-05-18
2018Avengers: Infinity WarDrax the Destroyer2018-05-04
2017Blade Runner 2049Sapper Morton2017-10-06
20172048: Nowhere to RunSapper Morton2017-09-14
2017Guardians of the Galaxy: InfernoHimself2017-08-22
2017Enter the Warriors GateArun2017-05-05
2017Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Drax2017-05-05
2017WWE: Best of the 2000's2017-04-25
2017BushwickStupe2017-01-21
2016Randy Orton: RKO Outta NowhereBatista2016-11-15
2016Kickboxer: VengeanceTong Po2016-09-02
2016MaraudersStockwell2016-07-01
2015HeistCox2015-11-13
2015SpectreHinx2015-11-06
2015L.A. SlasherThe Drug Dealer #12015-06-12
2014Guide to the Galaxy with James GunnHimself2014-12-09
2014Guardians of the GalaxyDrax the Destroyer2014-08-01
2014WWE Payback 2014Batista2014-06-01
2014WWE: Batista – The Animal Unleashed2014-06-01
2014Undertaker: The Streak 21-1Batista2014-05-09
2014WWE Extreme Rules 2014Batista2014-05-04
2014WWE WrestleMania XXXBatista2014-04-06
2014WWE Elimination Chamber 2014Batista2014-02-23
2013RiddickDiaz2013-09-06
2012The Man with the Iron FistsBrass Body2012-11-02
2012WWE: Rey Mysterio - The Life of a Masked ManBatista2012-02-24
2012The Scorpion King 3: Battle for RedemptionArgomael2012-01-17
2011WWE: The Big Show: A Giant's WorldBatista2011-09-23
2011Randy Orton: The Evolution Of A Predator2011-09-06
2011House of the Rising SunRay2011-07-19
2011WWE: Greatest Superstars of the 21st CenturyBatista2011-07-12
2010WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time2010-12-07
2010Satan's Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber2010-06-15
2010WWE: The Undertaker's Deadliest MatchesBatista2010-06-08
2010WWE Over the Limit 2010Batista2010-05-23
2010WWE Extreme Rules 2010Batista2010-04-25
2010WWE Wrestlemania XXVIBatista2010-03-28
2010Wrong Side of TownBig Ronie2010-02-23
2010WWE Elimination Chamber 2010Batista2010-02-21
2010WWE Royal Rumble 2010Batista2010-01-31
2009WWE TLC: Tables Ladders & Chairs 2009Batista2009-12-13
2009WWE Survivor Series 2009Batista2009-11-22
2009WWE Bragging Rights 2009Batista2009-10-25
2009WWE Hell in a Cell 2009Batista2009-10-04
2009WWE Extreme Rules 2009Batista2009-06-07
2009WWE Judgment Day 2009Batista2009-05-17
2009WWE Backlash 2009Batista2009-04-26
2008WWE Armageddon 2008Batista2008-12-14
2008WWE Survivor Series 2008Batista2008-11-23
2008WWE Cyber Sunday 2008Batista2008-10-26
2008WWE No Mercy 2008Batista2008-10-05
2008WWE Unforgiven 2008Batista2008-09-07
2008WWE SummerSlam 2008Batista2008-08-17
2008WWE The Great American Bash 2008Batista2008-07-20
2008WWE Night of Champions 2008Batista2008-06-29
2008WWE One Night Stand 2008Batista2008-06-01
2008WWE Backlash 2008Batista2008-04-27
2008WWE WrestleMania XXIVBatista2008-03-30
2008WWE No Way Out 2008Batista2008-02-18
2008WWE Royal Rumble 2008Batista2008-01-27
2007WWE Armageddon 2007Batista2007-12-16
2007WWE Survivor Series 2007Batista2007-11-18
2007WWE Cyber Sunday 2007Batista2007-10-28
2007WWE No Mercy 2007Batista2007-10-07
2007WWE Unforgiven 2007Batista2007-09-16
2007WWE SummerSlam 2007Batista2007-08-26
2007WWE The Great American Bash 2007Batista2007-07-22
2007WWE Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007Batista2007-06-24
2007WWE One Night Stand 2007Batista2007-06-03
2007WWE Judgment Day 2007Batista2007-05-20
2007WWE Backlash 2007Batista2007-04-29
2007WWE WrestleMania 23Batista2007-04-01
2007WWE No Way Out 2007Batista2007-02-18
2007WWE Royal Rumble 2007Bautista2007-01-28
2006WWE Armageddon 2006Batista2006-12-17
2006WWE Survivor Series 2006Batista2006-11-26
2006WWE No Mercy 2006Batista2006-10-09
2006WWE SummerSlam 2006Batista2006-08-20
2006WWE The Great American Bash 2006Batista2006-07-23
2005WWE Armageddon 2005Batista2005-12-08
2005WWE Survivor Series 2005Batista2005-11-27
2005WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005Batista2005-11-01
2005WWE No Mercy 2005Batista2005-10-09
2005WWE SummerSlam 2005Batista2005-08-21
2005WWE The Great American Bash 2005Batista2005-07-24
2005WWE Vengeance 2005Batista2005-06-26
2005WWE Backlash 2005Batista2005-05-01
2005WWE WrestleMania 21Batista2005-04-03
2005WWE No Way Out 2005Batista2005-02-20
2005WWE Royal Rumble 2005Batista2005-01-30
2005WWE New Year's Revolution 2005Batista2005-01-09
2004WWE Survivor Series 2004Batista2004-11-14
2004WWE Unforgiven 2004Batista2004-09-12
2004WWE SummerSlam 2004Batista2004-08-15
2004WWE Vengeance 2004Batista2004-07-11
2004WWE WrestleMania XXBatista2004-03-14
2004WWE Royal Rumble 2004Batista2004-01-25
2003WWE Armageddon 2003Batista2003-12-14
2003WWE Royal Rumble 2003Batista2003-01-19
2002WWE Armageddon 2002Batista2002-12-15
2002WWE Global WarningDeacon Batista2002-08-10
2002WWE Judgment Day 2002Deacon Batista2002-05-19
1970Hotel Artemis
1970Final ScoreMicheal Knox
1970HighlanderThe Kurgan (rumored)