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Batista at a SmackDown! live event
Ring name(s) Batista[1]
Dave Batista
Deacon Bautista[2]
Leviathan[2]
Kahn / Khan[2]
Billed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)[1]
Billed weight 290 lb (130 kg)[1]
Born January 18, 1969 (1969-01-18) (age 41)[3]
Washington, D.C.[2]
Resides Tampa, Florida[2]
Billed from Washington, D.C.[1]
Trained by Afa Anoa'i[2][4]
Debut 2002[4]
Website Official website
.David Michael Bautista, Jr.[5] (born January 18, 1969),[3] better known by his ring name, Batista, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown brand, although serving as the WWE Champion of the Raw brand.^ World Wrestling Entertainment, October 2007 .

^ David Michael Bautista, (born January 18, 1969), better known as Dave Batista or by the ring name Batista, is an American professional wrestler.
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^ Batista is a professional wrestler currently working with WWE. He is a former World Heavyweight Champion/Tag Team Champion, He got drafted to the RAW band on the draft and is competing for the World Heavyweight Championship .
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.In professional wrestling, Batista is a six-time world heavyweight champion, having won the World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship two times.^ Batista will defend the World Heavyweight Championship for a second time against JBL at SummerSlam.
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^ When Batista won the Royal Rumble 2005, I knew that he will win the World Heavyweight Champion.
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^ Federation, World Championship wrestling , or any wrestling sites.

In addition to these championships, Batista 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). .Batista was also the winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble match.^ WWE Royal Rumble 2009 Matches .
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^ Batista was also the winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble match.
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^ Batista is the winner of the 2005 "Royal Rumble."
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[1]
.After trying out at the WCW Power Plant, Batista signed a contract with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 2000 and was sent to its developmental federation, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where he won the OVW Heavyweight Championship.^ In the year 2000, Batista made his Ohio Valley Wrestling debut.
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^ In May of 2006 she was signed to a developmental with the World Wrestling Entertainment and was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling for training.
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^ Federation, World Championship wrestling , or any wrestling sites.

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Early life

.Bautista was born the son of David Michael Bautista, who is Filipino and Donna Raye Bautista, who is Greek.^ Batista`s father, David Michael Bautista, is Filipino and his mother, Donna Raye Bautista, a lesbian,[89] is Greek.
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^ Bautista is of Filipino and Greek heritage.

^ Mom to the wrestler is Donna Raye Bautista, who is Greek.
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[5] .His parents separated (and eventually divorced) after his mother came out as a lesbian.^ He spent a few years in San Francisco after his parents separated, until his mother sent the troubled teen to live with his father in suburban Virginia.
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^ His parents split when he was young, and his lesbian mother moved coast-to-coast to protect him from violence and keep the family together.
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^ His first marriage was a total failure, he says, and his two daughters, who he eventually was awarded custody over, were the only good things that came out of it.
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[6] .His paternal grandparents were also from the Philippines as his grandfather served in the military, worked as a taxi driver, barber, and other odd jobs to feed the family.^ Batista's father, David Michael Bautista Sr., is Filipino and his mother, Donna Raye Bautista is Greek, His grandparents were also from the Philippines as his grandfather served in the military, worked as a taxi driver, barber and other odd jobs to feed the family.
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^ His grandparents were also from the Philippines as his grandfather served in the military, worked as a taxi driver, barber, and other odd jobs to feed the family.
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^ They found that and more in Batista, the rising WWE superstar whose paternal grandfather served in the Philippine military and worked a series of blue-collar jobs to support his family after relocating to the Washington, D.C., area.
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.Bautista says he is not ashamed to admit he lived in poverty.^ Batista says he is not ashamed to admit he came from a poor family.
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[7]
.He has publicly admitted to having a hard life where, as before he was age nine, three murders occurred on his front lawn.^ He has publicly admitted to having a hard life where, as before he was age nine, three murders occurred at his front lawn.
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^ He has publicly admitted to having a hard life where, as before he was age nine, three murders occurred at his front lawn .
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^ Batista was raised during a violent time in the District of Columbia’s history; three separate murders took place in the family’s front yard (all before the future champ was 9!
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[8] .As young as age 13, he was stealing automobiles.^ As young as age 13, he was stealing automobiles .
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^ As young as age 13, he was stealing automobiles.
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^ JEFF YOUNG Bass Jeff started playing bass at the age of 13.

[9] .By age 17, he was considered estranged from his parents and on his own,[10] despite admitting later that "I am proud of my parents.^ By age 17, Batista was considered estranged from his parents and on his own, despite admitting later that "I am proud of my parents.
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^ By age 17, Batista was considered estranged from his parents and on his own,[92] despite admitting later that "I am proud of my parents.
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^ One thing lead to another, and a few hours later I ended up with my own little Gears of War Movie poster.
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.They are good, honest, hard-working folks.^ How hard you had to work to be good.
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^ They are good, honest, hard-working folks.
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^ They taught me the values of working hard."
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.They taught me the values of working hard."^ They taught me the values of working hard."
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^ They are good, honest, hard-working folks.
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[9] .Bautista became a regular bouncer for clubs until he was arrested after a fight that left two badly injured patrons, one of which could be found lying in the street.^ Batista became a regular bouncer for clubs until he was arrested after a fight that left two badly injured patrons, one of which could be found lying in the street.
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^ His drifting stopped the night he unleashed his explosive temper on two patrons who had attacked his fellow bouncers.
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^ As a teenager he found himself in trouble with the law, later drifting from job to job until, while working as a bouncer, his temper got the better of him and he attacked two patrons who were giving his colleagues a hard time.
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[10] .After a trial, he was sentenced to one year of probation.^ After a trial, Batista was sentenced to a years' probation.
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^ After a trial, Batista was sentenced to a years` probation.
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^ He was fired from one club after severely beating two men and had to leave the bouncing industry after being sentenced to one years probation.

[10] .He was also a lifeguard[11] before he pursued a career in bodybuilding.^ Before Batista wanted to be a bodybuilder, he was a lifeguard.
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^ Batista was also a lifeguard before he had dreams of becoming a bodybuilder.
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^ He graduated in 1998 with a degree in exercise physiology and moved to California to pursue a career in bodybuilding.
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[10] .He credits bodybuilding as possibly saving his life.^ He credits bodybuilding as possibly saving his life.
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^ He goes into his time as a bodybuilder, which he credits to saving his life.
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^ He speaks of his days as a bouncer and a lifeguard, and tells how bodybuilding may have saved his life.
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[12]

Professional wrestling career

.Bautista tried out at the WCW Power Plant but was told he would never make it in the wrestling business by Sgt.^ Went to the WCW Power Plant for a tryout, where they told him he`d never make it in the wrestling business.
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^ WCW Power Plant but was told he would never make it in the wrestling business.
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^ David Batista went to the WCW Power Plant for a tryout, where they told him he'd never make it in the Wrestling business..

.Buddy Lee Parker.^ Buddy Lee Parker once told Dave that he would never make it as a pro wrestler.
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^ Buddy Lee Parker told him then that he would never make it in the world of wrestling.
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^ Buddy Lee Parker[2].
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[13] .He then went to the World Wrestling Federation, who sent him to train with Afa Anoa'i's school in the Wild Samoan Training Centre.^ David Batista went to WWF, who directed him to the Wild Samoan Wrestling School where he was trained by Afa..

^ He then went to the WWF who sent him to work with Afa Anoai.
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^ Was trained by the legendary `Wild Samoan` Afa.
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[14]

Ohio Valley Wrestling (2000–2002)

.He made his Ohio Valley Wrestling debut in 2000 under the ring name Leviathan, where he immediately joined forces with Synn.^ Ohio Valley Wrestling (2000-2002) .

^ He wrestle under the name Leviathan.
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^ He made his Ohio Valley Wrestling debut in 2000, joining forces with Synn.

[4] .As a member of the Disciples of Synn stable, he went undefeated until being beaten at Christmas Chaos by Kane with help from Stone Cold Steve Austin.^ As a member of the Disciples of Synn stable he went undefeated until being beaten at an OVW supercard, Christmas Chaos by WWF's Kane (with help from Steve Austin).
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^ Stone Cold Will Steve Austin ever return to the ring?
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^ I can't lip synch that -- because that's not Stone Cold Steve Austin.
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.He later won the OVW Heavyweight Championship from "The Machine" Doug Basham before losing the belt to The Prototype.^ Emotional by nature, he reveals for the first time that the tears fans saw at WrestleMania 21 , when he won the World Heavyweight Championship for the first time, were very real.
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^ After defeating WWE stars such as Kane, Val Venis and the Big Show, Leviathan won the OVW Heavyweight Championship from Doug Basham on November 28, 2001 in Jefferson, Indiana.

^ After defeating WWE stars such as Kane, Val Venis and the Big Show , Leviathan won the OVW Heavyweight Championship from Doug Basham on November 28, 2001 in Jefferson, Indiana.
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.A few months later, Bautista left OVW after he was promoted to World Wrestling Entertainment.^ World Wrestling Entertainment impresario .
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^ World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its Smackdown brand .
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^ After a few months he left D-Von and SmackDown!.
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[15]

World Wrestling Entertainment (2002–present)

Debut

.He began his WWE career on the May 9, 2002 episode of SmackDown! as Deacon Bautista, a villainous enforcer for Reverend D-Von.^ World Wrestling Entertainment He began his WWE career on the May 9, 2002 episode of SmackDown!
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^ Deacon Batista: Batista made his WWE debut on the May 9, 2002 edition of SmackDown!
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^ He began his WWE career on the May 9, 2002 episode of SmackDown!

[16] .He made his WWE in-ring debut in a tag team match teaming with D-Von against Faarooq and Randy Orton, pinning Orton.^ WWE Randy Orton Poster, Wrestling poster .
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^ Rev D-Von & Batista (in ring debut) defeated Farooq & Randy Orton..

^ Team RAW in an Elimination match (Randy Orton sole survivor!

.Over several weeks, Orton tried to beat D-Von and Bautista with different partners, but ultimately lost each time.^ Over a sequence of weeks, Orton tried to beat D-Von and Batista with different partners, but ultimately lost each time to Batista's spinebuster.
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^ Over several weeks, Orton tried to beat D-Von and Bautista with different partners, but ultimately lost each time to Bautista's spinebuster.
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^ Over a sequence of weeks, Orton would try to beat D-Von and with different partners, but ultimately losing each time to my own spinebuster.

[17] .Bautista suffered his first loss in a match against Rikishi after D-Von accidentally punched him, allowing Rikishi to take advantage and pin Bautista.^ Bautista suffered his first loss in a match against Rikishi after D-Von accidentally struck him with a punch, allowing Rikishi to take advantage and pin Bautista for the win.
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^ Jericho then got the Lionsault on Edge and pinned him, taking him out of the match.

^ Batista suffered his first loss in a match against Rikishi after D-Von accidentally struck him with a punch, allowing Rikishi to take advantage and pin Batista for the win.
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.Bautista and D-Von argued over the forthcoming weeks, with Bautista eventually turning on D-Von.^ Bautista and D-Von started to argue over the forthcoming weeks, with Bautista eventually turning on D-Von.
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^ Batista eventually turned on D-Von.
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^ Over several weeks, Orton tried to beat D-Von and Bautista with different partners, but ultimately lost each time to Bautista's spinebuster.
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[18] .After splitting with D-Von, he signed with Raw and was renamed to Dave Batista (or simply Batista).^ After splitting with D-Von, he signed with RAW and was re-branded as Dave Batista (or simply Batista).
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^ After splitting with D-Von (and defeating D-Von after a Demon Bomb), he was traded to RAW and was re-branded as Dave Batista (or simply Batista ).

^ After several weeks of vignettes heralding a "Genetic Revolution", Dave Batista appeared on Raw, defeating Justin Credible.

.He aligned himself with Ric Flair[19] and feuded with Kane, whom he defeated at Armageddon.^ Ric Flair feuded with Batista.
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^ He aligned himself with Ric Flair and feuded with Kane, whom he defeated in his pay-per-view debut at Armageddon 2002 in Sunrise, Florida, after heavy interference from Flair.
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^ Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection (video) - Himself (also archive footage) (as Batista) .

[20]

Evolution (2003–2005)

.In January 2003, Batista joined Triple H, Ric Flair and Randy Orton to form the villainous stable Evolution.^ Janvier 2003, Batista se joint à Triple H , Ric Flair et Randy Orton pour former le clan Evolution.
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^ Evolution had a great veteran talent in Ric Flair, a great talent of the present in Triple H, and it also had two great young talents in Dave Batista and Randy Orton.

^ January 20, 2003 - RAW : Scott Steiner def Batista by DQ when Ric Flair, Randy Orton, Batista & Triple H interfer and demolish Steiner..

[21] .Batista, however, was sidelined for much of 2003 after he tore his right triceps muscle at a Raw live event in a tag team match against the Dudley Boyz.^ However, Batista was soon sidelined with a torn bicep in March 2003 during a house show match against the Dudley Boyz.
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^ However, I was out of the ring much of 2003 after desgarrarme the tricep of my right arm in a House in a show in front of the Dudley Boyz.
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^ What happened before this event for Batista, well the muscle was losing matches left and right.
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.While training after the injury, Batista re-tore his triceps, extending his stay on the sidelines.^ Throughout his career Batista has suffered several legitimate injuries that left him sidelined for extended periods of time.

^ May 1, 2003: Batista re-tore his right tricep muscle when he fell while running with his wife, will have surgury with Dr. James Andrews..

^ On January 10,2006,Batista had to surrender his World Heavyweight Title due to a tricep injury.
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[22] .Batista made his return on the October 20 episode of Raw, interfering in a match between Bill Goldberg and Shawn Michaels and "shattering" Goldberg's ankle with a chair.^ He made his return on the October 20, 2003 episode of RAW, interfering in a match between Goldberg and Shawn Michaels and "shattering" Goldberg's ankle by inserting it in a folding chair and then jumping off the second rope on to the chair.
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^ Batista returned on October 20.

^ He made his return on the October 20, 2003 episode of RAW , interfering in a match between Goldberg and Shawn Michaels and "shattering" Goldberg's ankle by inserting it in a folding chair and then jumping off the second rope on to the chair.

.After the interference, Evolution came out, and Triple H rewarded Batista with $100,000.[23] On the November 10 edition of Raw, Goldberg defeated Batista by disqualification when Triple H interfered.^ On the November 10, 2003 episode of RAW , Goldberg defeated Batista by disqualification when Triple H interfered and attempted to hit him with a sledgehammer.

^ November 8, 2004 - RAW : Randy Orton defeated Batista..

^ February 23, 2004 - RAW : Chris Benoit defeated Batista..

[24]
.At Armageddon, Batista took part in two matches; losing to Shawn Michaels in a singles match,[25] and winning a tag team turmoil match along with Ric Flair to become one-half of the World Tag Team Champions.^ Batista defeated JBL in Singles match.
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^ December 14, 2003 - Armageddon : Shawn Michaels defeated Batista -- Batista & Ric Flair won the Tag Team titles later in the evening!

^ A 2 time world tag team champion with the nature boy Ric Flair.
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[26] .By the end of the event, all four members of Evolution held every male championship on Raw, with Triple H winning the World Heavyweight Championship and Randy Orton winning the WWE Intercontinental Championship.^ At a point, they had control of all of Raw’s belts with Triple H holding the World Heavyweight Championship, Randy Orton holding the Intercontinental Championship, and Batista and Flair holding the World Tag Team Championships.

^ WWE Randy Orton Poster, Wrestling poster .
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^ At the end of the PPV, the three male championships from Raw were in possession of Evolution, Triple H winning the World Heavy couples and Randy Orton winning the Intercontinental Championship.
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[27] .They held the title until the February 16, 2004 episode of Raw, when they were defeated by Booker T and Rob Van Dam.^ Flair and Batista would then lose the titles to Rob Van Dam and Booker T, but then would regain them.

^ They held the titles until the February 16, 2004, episode of RAW , when they were defeated by Booker T and Rob Van Dam.

^ February 23, 2004 - RAW : Chris Benoit defeated Batista..

[28] .They later regained the title for a short period.^ They later regained the titles for a short period.
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^ Jones would win back the title later in the year, only to have Flair regain it in June '75.

^ He regained the title a few months later when he beat the Great Khali and Rey Mysterio at Unforgiven 2007.
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[29][30]
.At Survivor Series, Triple H, Batista, Gene Snitsky, and Edge were defeated by Maven, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, and Randy Orton in an eight-man elimination tag team match for control of Raw over the following month;[31] the members of the winning team would each be the Raw general manager for a week.^ January 10, 2005 - RAW : Randy Orton defeated Batista in a #1 Contenders match after botched interference by Triple H..

^ At the 2004 Survivor Series , Triple H, Batista , Gene Snitsky , and Edge faced-off against Maven , Chris Jericho , Chris Benoit , and Randy Orton in an 8- man Elimination tag match for control of RAW over the following month; the members of the winning team would each be the RAW general manager for a week.
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^ November 1, 2004 - RAW : Randy Orton & Chris Jericho & Maven defeated Evolution (Ric Flair & Batista)..

.Throughout the next two months, the relationship between Batista and Triple H began to deteriorate.^ Throughout the next two months, the relationship between Batista and Triple H began to deteriorate.

^ Over the following two months, the relationship between me and Triple H started to deteriorate.
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^ The champ headed to the back and yelled at GM Bischoff, eventually demanding a match the next week between Batista...

.After a loss to Chris Jericho, Triple H verbally insulted Batista.^ November 1, 2004 - RAW : Randy Orton & Chris Jericho & Maven defeated Evolution (Ric Flair & Batista)..

^ WWE Hell In A Cell '09 (October 4) = Batista & Rey Mysterio lost to the WWE Unified World Tag-Team Champions, Chris Jericho & The Big Show.

^ Kurt Angle 2) Edge 3) AJ Styles 4) John Cena 5) Shawn Michaels 6) Randy Orton 7) Chris Jericho 8) Triple H 9) Dave Batista 10) Jeff Hardy .
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.Batista teased leaving Evolution that night, but declared that he was still part of Evolution and that they tricked everyone.^ Batista was still a strong member of Evolution.

^ Batista teased leaving Evolution that night, but declared that he was still part of Evolution and that they tricked everyone.

^ Cover story For the better part of 10 years, Batista spent his days training and competing as a bodybuilder and his nights "bouncing in clubs, floating from here to there."
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[32] .Despite this ploy, Batista began behaving more like a fan favorite over the next few weeks in comparison to Evolution's villainous tactics.^ For the next few weeks, Batista joined Evolution in their feud against Goldberg.

^ More next week.

^ Still, Dave began behaving more like a face in the next few weeks, despite Evolution's heelish tactics.

.One particular moment saw Batista express disgust as Triple H and Ric Flair boasted about how they had intimidated and/or beat up Jim Ross, Danny Hodge, and Stacy Keibler.^ Una en particular fue cuando Dave mostró disgusto cuando Triple H y Flair golpearon a Jim Ross , Danny Hodge y Stacy Kiebler .
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^ Ric Flair feuded with Batista.
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^ One particular moment saw Batista express disgust as Triple H and Ric Flair boasted about how they had intimidated and/or beat up Jim Ross, Danny Hodge, and Stacy Keibler.

.Regardless, he continued to show his loyalty to Triple H and Evolution by running down to the ring and assisting them in matches.^ He continued to show his loyalty to Triple H and Evolution by running down to the ring and assisting him in matches.

^ One in particular was when I show displeasure when Triple H and Flair beat Jim Ross, Danny Hodge and Stacy Kiebler.Continue showing my loyalty to Evolution assisting you in my fights.
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^ After WrestleMania, Batista continued his momentum, defeating his rival Triple H in a rematch at Backlash and in a memorable and bloody Hell in a Cell match at Vengeance 2005.
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.As 2005 began, Triple H realized the possibility of Batista becoming a threat to his World Heavyweight Championship.^ Batista is a 3 time world heavyweight champion.
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^ World Heavyweight championship in a baltte royal.
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^ Batista during his first World Heavyweight Championship reign As 2005 began, Triple H realized the possibility of Batista , much like Randy Orton the year before, becoming a threat to his World Heavyweight Championship.
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.Triple H suggested that he not enter the Royal Rumble, claiming that it would be selfish of him to do so, and to simply focus on Triple H retaining the title.^ Triple H suggested that I did not enter the Royal Rumble 2005, and join forces to retain the title.
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^ Triple H suggested that Dave not enter the Royal Rumble, claiming that it would be selfish of him to do so, and to simply focus on Triple H retaining the title.

^ A failed attempt at stopping Batista enter the Royal Rumble saw their friendship reach near breaking point, and when he won the 2005 event, Flair and Hunter tried to make him join Smackdown at which point he turned on the Game.

.Batista entered anyway and went on to win the Rumble earning the right to participate in the main event of WrestleMania 21 against the World Champion of his choice.^ On January 23, 2005 at the Rumble, Batista eliminated John Cena and won the right to compete in the main event at Wrestlemania 21 .
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^ Batista helped his team win the Survivor Series main event.

^ Dave entered anyway and went on to win the Royal Rumble, last eliminating John Cena , earning the right to participate in the main event of WrestleMania 21 against the World Champion of his choice .
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[33] .In an attempt to persuade Batista to challenge WWE Champion John "Bradshaw" Layfield rather than him, Triple H concocted a scheme to have Batista run over in a limousine resembling the one used by Layfield.^ In an attempt to persuade Batista to challenge WWE Champion John "Bradshaw" Layfield rather than Triple H, Triple H concocted a scheme to have Batista run over in a limousine resembling the one used by Layfield.

^ Spotted: WWE champion Dave Batista .
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^ WWE Poster, champion wrestler Triple H poster .
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.Initially, Dave did not want help from Evolution and wanted to confront JBL by himself.^ Initially, Dave didn't want help from Evolution and wanted to confront JBL by himself.

^ Initially, Dave did not want help from Evolution and wanted to confront JBL by himself.
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^ I want to be a professional wrestler one day...and I hope that by the time that comes to be...Dave Batista will still be there to help me out.
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.Triple H insisted that Evolution stick together and accompanied Dave anyway, saving him from the oncoming vehicle.^ Triple H insisted that Evolution stick together and accompanied Dave anyway, saving him from the oncoming vehicle.
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^ Triple H insisted that Evolution stick together and accompanied Dave anyway.

^ In fact, it was Triple H that saved Dave from the oncoming vehicle.

[34] .Batista became aware of the plot while sneakily eavesdropping on fellow Evolution members and signed a contract guaranteeing him a match with the World Heavyweight Champion Triple H at WrestleMania 21, thus leaving Evolution and officially turning into a fan favorite.^ Everything about him screams "World Heavyweight Champion".
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^ (March 2005) Confirmed to fight Evolution leader Triple H for the World Heavyweight Title at Wrestlemania 21.
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^ Batista is a former member of the faction Evolution.
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.Batista initially pretended that he would sign with SmackDown!, giving Triple H and Flair the "thumbs up", but turned it into a "thumbs down" before attacking the pair.^ Triple H and Flair the " thumbs up ," but turned it into a "thumbs down" before attacking the pair.
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^ Batista initially pretended that he would sign with SmackDown!

^ With Flair down, Triple H again got caught, getting the Batista Bomb and getting pinned.

.He emphasized his departure by powerbombing Triple H through the table used for the contract signing.^ He emphasized his departure by powerbombing Triple H through the table used for the contract signing.
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^ Remarque my making a break with Evolution Powerbomb a Triple H through the table used to sign the contract.
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^ Batista became aware of the plot while sneakily eavesdropping on fellow Evolution members, and on the February 21 episode of RAW he signed a contract guaranteeing him a match with World Champion Triple H at WrestleMania 21, thus leaving Evolution and officially turning face for the first time in WWE. He emphasized his departure by powerbombing Triple H through the table used for the contract signing.

[35]

Move to SmackDown! (2005–2008)

Batista in September 2005 as the World Heavyweight Champion.
.Batista won the World Heavyweight Championship on April 3 at WrestleMania 21.[1][36] Batista won a rematch with Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship at Backlash.^ World Heavyweight championship in a baltte royal.
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^ Won his 1st World Heavyweight Champonship at Wrestlemania 21 when he defeated Triple H in the main event.
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^ World Heavyweight Championship would return to him by WrestleMania 23.

[37] .After Batista retained his title against Edge, he was betrayed by Ric Flair, who helped Triple H viciously attack the champion as Triple H challenged Batista to a Hell in a Cell match at Vengeance.^ During the brutal attack, Triple H challenged Batista to Hell in a Cell, setting up a match at Vengeance 2005.

^ Flair retained the NWA World Title.

^ Flair then challenged Triple H to a match, with Triple H accepting it.

[38] .Batista won the match at Vengeance, retaining his title yet again.^ Batista survived the pedigree and won the match, retaining his title yet again.

^ Batista survived the pedigree and won the match at Vengeance, retaining his title yet again.
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^ After WrestleMania, Batista continued his momentum, defeating his rival Triple H in a rematch at Backlash and in a memorable and bloody Hell in a Cell match at Vengeance 2005.
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.With this win, Batista became the first wrestler to pin Triple H in a Hell in a Cell match.^ Hell in a Cell ( 83% ) Batista def.
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^ With this win, Batista became the first wrestler to pin Triple H in a Hell in a Cell match.

^ Hell in a Cell match is a must-see!
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[39]
Batista at a SmackDown! live event in Cincinnati, Ohio.
.On June 30, Batista was revealed as the last pick in the 2005 WWE Draft Lottery; he made a surprise appearance while JBL was celebrating his victory in a six-man elimination match to win the new SmackDown!^ Instead, JBL would have to face the final draft pick of Smackdown, Batista!

^ With Batista as the new face of SmackDown!

^ Batista had 16 wins last season.

Championship.[40] .JBL defeated Batista at The Great American Bash by disqualification after the referee saw Batista use a steel chair.^ Batista defeated JBL in Singles match.
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^ Batista defeated C.M. Punk via disqualification .
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^ By defeating JBL, Batista became the No.
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[41] .They had a rematch at SummerSlam in a No Holds Barred match in which Batista pinned JBL.[42] The feud culminated in a Bull Rope match with Batista retaining his championship.^ No words are barred and Batista says it as it is.
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^ Batista continues to attack on the floor in his no holds barred contest.
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^ Batista defeated JBL in Singles match.
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[43] .Soon after retaining the title in a feud with Eddie Guerrero,[44] WWE.com reported that Batista suffered a muscle tear in his back at the taping for the November 11 edition of SmackDown! due to a double chokeslam from Big Show and Kane.^ WWE SmackDown Results, December 11 .

^ WWE SmackDown Countdown 2007: Batista .
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^ And Batista tearing a muscle for the fifth(?
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[45] .Plans had been made for Batista to defend the title in a Triple Threat match with Eddie Guerrero and Randy Orton on the November 18 episode, but the match did not take place due to the unexpected death of Guerrero on November 13, the date of the taping.^ November 8, 2004 - RAW : Randy Orton defeated Batista..

^ Has Randy Orton has made a better career for himself when compared to Batista?
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^ Batista vs Randy Orton in a Singles match .
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.Batista paid homage to Guerrero during the SmackDown! and Raw tribute shows dedicated to Guerrero's memory.^ Smackdown vs Raw 2008 - Batista .

^ Batista paid homage to Eddie Guerrero during the SmackDown!

^ Instead, both shows were dedicated to the memory of Guerrero.

[46]
.Batista led Team SmackDown!^ Batista led Team SmackDown!

^ It was later announced that Mysterio would team with Batista to face Big Show and Kane at Armageddon 2005, a SmackDown!

^ Batista & Guerrero were set to team up against the Ortons on the next Smackdown, but "Cowboy Bob" claimed to be injured, so Randy was able to substitute in Mr. Ken Kennedy.

against .Team Raw in an inter-brand feud before Survivor Series.^ Team RAW in an inter-brand feud before 2005's Survivor Series.

^ Team RAW in an inter- brand feud before 2005's Survivor Series .
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^ 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.
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.The feud saw Big Show and Kane chokeslamming Batista several more times in the weeks leading up to Survivor Series in an on-camera explanation for Batista's injury.^ The feud saw the Big show and Kane chokeslamming Batista several more times in the weeks leading up to Survivor Series in an on-camera explanation for Batista 's injury.
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^ Batista was eliminated by the Big Show.

^ The feud saw the Big Show and Kane chokeslamming Batista several more times in the weeks leading up to Survivor Series in an on-camera explanation for Batista's injury.

[47] .Batista ultimately helped his team win the match.^ Batista helped his team win the Survivor Series main event.

^ Batista ultimately helped his team win the Survivor Series main event .
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^ June 2, 2007 - Saturday Night's Main Event : Batista & Chris Benoit defeated Edge & Montel Vontavious Porter in a Tag Team match..

[48] After Batista saved Rey Mysterio from Big Show and Kane,[49] it was announced that Mysterio would team with Batista to face the Big Show and Kane at Armageddon.
.On the December 16 edition of SmackDown!, Batista and Mysterio defeated WWE Tag Team Champions[50] MNM to win the titles in a match they dedicated to Eddie Guerrero, and thus Batista became a double champion.^ WWE SmackDown Results, December 18 .

^ Batista defeated JBL in Singles match.
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^ WWE SmackDown Results, December 11 .

[51] and the clash with Big Show and Kane at Armageddon turned into a Champions vs. Champions encounter. .Batista and Mysterio lost to Kane and Big Show at Armageddon.^ WWE Hell In A Cell '09 (October 4) = Batista & Rey Mysterio lost to the WWE Unified World Tag-Team Champions, Chris Jericho & The Big Show.

^ The Rock, Mankind, Kane, The Big Show, and The British Bulldog *2001: Kurt Angle def.
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^ It was later announced that Mysterio would team with Batista to face Big Show and Kane at Armageddon 2005, a SmackDown!

[52] .Two weeks later on SmackDown!, MNM defeated Batista and Mysterio after help from the returning Mark Henry to regain the WWE Tag Team Championships.^ Batista led Team SmackDown!

^ December 16th, 2005: Batista and Rey Mysterio defeated MNM for the WWE Tag Team Championships.

^ Undertaker vs. Mark Henry - Smackdown!

.During the interference, Henry attacked Batista, and performed his World's Strongest Slam.^ During the interference , Henry attacked Batista , and performed his World's Strongest Slam .
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^ During the interference, Henry attacked Batista, and performed his World's Strongest Slam .

^ April 25, 2005 - RAW : Batista defeated Christian to retain the World title dispite interference from Coach, Triple H & Ric Flair!

[53] .The teams met again in a steel cage match that Henry also became involved in, and Batista and Rey were defeated again.^ Batista defeated JBL in Singles match.
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^ Batista vs. Jericho in a steel cage.
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^ By defeating JBL, Batista became the No.
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[54] .On January 9, WWE.com announced that Batista tore his right triceps during a match with Mark Henry at a live event on January 6. Due to his injury, Batista was forced to vacate the World Heavyweight Championship at the SmackDown! tapings on January 13, two days after surpassing Triple H's previous mark of 280 days for longest reigning champion.^ Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion, Edge in a Non-title match..

^ January 13th, 2006: Batista vacated the World title after injuring his triceps at a house show against Mark Henry.

^ Batista defeated "The World's Strongest Man" Mark Henry in a Non-title match..

.In his book, Batista Unleashed, Batista said that he believed that Henry was "careless" during their match as he never gave Batista any warning that the move was coming.^ Batista comes clean in "Batista Unleashed" .
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^ Batista Unleashed more books like this .
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^ In a bizarre twist of fate, during the match Mark Henry was legitimately injured, and was ruled out of the scheduled match between the two at The Great American Bash (thus further delaying a potential feud between the two, which was already delayed by Batista's injury).

Batista went on to have successful surgery on his arm on January 12.[55]

Return from injury (2006)

.Batista made an appearance at No Way Out and told the crowd that once his arm had healed he would return to regain the World Heavyweight Championship.^ World Heavyweight Championship would return to him by WrestleMania 23 .
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^ On February 19, 2006, Batista made an appearance at No Way Out 2006 and told the crowd that once his arm had healed he would return to regain his World Heavyweight Championship.

^ At WrestleMania 22, Batista once again made a brief appearance.

[56] .At WrestleMania 22, he interrupted a Randy Orton interview, putting SmackDown!^ At WrestleMania 22 , he interrupted a Randy Orton interview, putting SmackDown!
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^ This time he interrupted a Randy Orton interview, putting SmackDown!

^ But it was during this time on SmackDown that three nobodies showed up - Randy Orton, John Cena, and Dave Batista.

on notice; the .World Heavyweight Championship would return to him by WrestleMania 23.^ World Heavyweight Championship would return to him by WrestleMania 23 .
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^ World Heavyweight Championship would return to him by WrestleMania 23.

^ She informed Mysterio that because he broke the rules and denied the Challenge its clear victor, Mysterio would have to face The Animal in one week to decide who will face The Demon of Death Valley for the World Heavyweight Championship at Royal Rumble.
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[57] .Batista made his official return during the July 7 edition of SmackDown! immediately calling out and entering into a feud with Mark Henry.^ Undertaker vs. Mark Henry - Smackdown!

^ Batista made his official return during the July 7 , 2006 edition of SmackDown!
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^ Philadelphia immediately calling out and entering into a feud with the man who put him out with the arm injury, Mark Henry .
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[58] .At Saturday Night's Main Event, Batista won a six man tag match with Rey Mysterio and Bobby Lashley taking on King Booker, Finlay, and Mark Henry.^ Batista vs Kane vs Mark Henry vs Finlay .
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^ Batista defeated "The World's Strongest Man" Mark Henry in a Non-title match..

^ August 18, 2007--Saturday Night's Main Event : Batista & Kane defeated The Great Khali & Fit Finlay in a tag team match..

[59] .Henry was legitimately injured and was ruled out of the scheduled match between the two at The Great American Bash, thus further delaying a potential feud between the two after being delayed by Batista's initial injury.^ In a bizarre twist of fate , Mark Henry was legitimately injured and was ruled out of the scheduled match between the two at The Great American Bash , thus further delaying a potential feud between the two after being delayed by Batista 's initial injury.
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^ Batista and Mark Henry signed their contracts to face each other at The Great American Bash..

^ The feud culminated in a match between the two on the first episode of SmackDown!
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[58]
Batista put out an open challenge to replace the injured Henry, which was answered by Mr. Kennedy.[60] Batista lost this match via disqualification for failing to stop choking Mr. Kennedy into the turnbuckle with his boot, but continued to attack Kennedy resulting in a laceration on his forehead so severe that it exposed his cranium and required more than 20 stitches to close.[61][62] .Batista lost another match with Kennedy via count out in a rematch on SmackDown! before finally defeating Kennedy by pinfall on the August 4 edition of SmackDown!.^ Batista defeated JBL in Singles match.
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^ Batista lost another match with Kennedy via count out in a rematch on SmackDown!
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^ Match 4: Batista defeated JBL .
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[63][64]
.During this time, Batista tried to regain a world title, facing both Big Show for his ECW World Championship on ECW,[65] and King Booker for his World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam and on SmackDown!.^ WWE Survivor Series '06 (November 26) = Batista won the WWE Smackdown World Heavyweight Title, beating King Booker.

^ King Booker beat Batista to retain the World Heavyweight title with help from William Regal..

^ During this time Batista tried to regain a world title, facing both Big Show for his ECW World Championship during an ECW show, and King Booker for his World Heavyweight Championship during SummerSlam and SmackDown!

.Batista won the SummerSlam match, but not the title as the contests ended via disqualification meaning Booker retained the title.^ Batista defeated C.M. Punk via disqualification .
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^ Batista won these matches but not the title as the contests ended via disqualification.

^ Batista survived the pedigree and won the match, retaining his title yet again.

[66] .In the SmackDown! bout a few weeks later, Booker retained with help from his Court.^ A week later, Flair helped save Shawn Michaels from a double-team of Carlito & Chris Masters, leading to a tag match being signed for that night.

^ A week later, Batista took on Christian again in a "Non-Title" Match, after Christian asked for the bout.

^ Flair was helped out of the ring, and disappeared from Raw for the next few weeks, apparently recovering from his injuries (actually, he was having eye surgery).

[67] .Batista remained a top contender to the World Championship, competing against King Booker on several occasions while feuding with Finlay,[68] before finally defeating Booker to regain the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series.^ Batista continued on as a top contender to the World Title, competing against King Booker on several occasions while feuding with Finlay, before finally defeating King Booker to regain the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series 2006 at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center, the same arena where he surrendered the title in January.

^ WWE Survivor Series '06 (November 26) = Batista won the WWE Smackdown World Heavyweight Title, beating King Booker.

^ Batista defeated Eddie Guerrero in a Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship.
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[1] .Ironically, the win occurred at the same arena where he surrendered the title in January.^ Batista continued on as a top contender to the World Title, competing against King Booker on several occasions while feuding with Finlay, before finally defeating King Booker to regain the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series 2006 at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center, the same arena where he surrendered the title in January.

^ Batista continued on as a top contender to the World Title, competing against King Booker on several occasions while feuding with Finlay, [51] before finally defeating King Booker to regain the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series 2006 at Philadelphia 's Wachovia Center , the same arena where he surrendered the title in January.
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^ Batista said he will win the Royal Rumble and win the World title at WrestleMania AGAIN! January 27, 2008 - Royal Rumble : Batista entered the Royal Rumble at #8, but was eliminated by Triple H in the final three..

[69]

World Heavyweight Championship feuds (2007)

Batista in a Puerto Rican house show as the World Heavyweight Champion.
.At WrestleMania 23, Batista lost the championship to the winner of the Royal Rumble match, The Undertaker.^ WWE Royal Rumble 2009 Matches .
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^ Two months later at WrestleMania 23 , Batista lost the championship to the winner of the Royal Rumble match , The Undertaker .
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^ Batista is the winner of the 2005 "Royal Rumble."
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[70] .They continued to battle over the title to a stalemate in a Last Man Standing match at Backlash[71] and a Steel Cage Match on the May 11 episode of SmackDown!.^ May 11, 2007 - SmackDown!

^ Undertaker is the last man standing but I don't think he was in the match.
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^ They continued to battle over the title to a stalemate in a subsequent Last Man Standing match and a Steel Cage match, after which Edge took advantage and won the title from the Undertaker by using his Money in the Bank title opportunity.

.Following the latter, Edge took advantage and won the title from The Undertaker by cashing in his Money in the Bank contract.^ Edge took advantage and won the title from The Undertaker by using his Money in the Bank title opportunity .
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^ Edge cashed in the MITB, beating Undertaker.

^ This week's promo goes back to an episode of Raw from 2004, which in my mind holds the title as one of the most exciting and surprising ones until CM Punk cashed in his first Money in the Bank in 2008.
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[72] .Afterward, Batista challenged Edge unsuccessfully for the World Heavyweight Championship at Judgment Day, One Night Stand (in a Steel Cage Match), and Vengeance: Night of Champions (in a Last Chance match).^ King Booker defeated Bobby Lashley, Batista, and Finlay in a Fatal Four-Way match for the World Heavyweight Championship.
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^ CM Punk - Biography of WWE Wrestler CM Punk Timeline of CM Punk CM Punk Wins the World Heavyweight Championship CM Punk Wins the World Heavyweight Championship Cage Match Broken Up by the Cops Cage Match Broken Up by the Cops Calendar of Upcoming Live Events, PPV Events, TV Tapings, Conventions & Autograph Signings Calendar of live pro wrestling events and autograph signings.
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^ September 16, 2007 - Unforgiven : Batista defeated The Great Khali (c) and Rey Mysterio to win the World Heavyweight title!

[73][74] .The loss at Vengeance stipulated that Batista could no longer get another chance at the World Heavyweight Championship while Edge remained champion.^ In Vengeance, I received my last chance for the world championship, but I was defeated again.
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^ Batista was the guest in The Cutting Edge segment and knocked out World Heavyweight Champion Edge!

^ He was and still is to me the world best heavyweight champion.
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[75]
.Batista accepted an open challenge from The Great Khali at The Great American Bash.^ September 16, 2007 - Unforgiven : Batista defeated The Great Khali (c) and Rey Mysterio to win the World Heavyweight title!

^ WCW Great American Bash '00 (June 11) = Flair forced his son David to submit.

^ WWE Great American Bash '07 (July 22) = Batista lost a "Triple Threat" Match to the World Heavyweight Champion, the Great Khali.

.Edge relinquished the title due to an injury the week before the pay-per-view, and Khali became the new World Heavyweight Champion, winning a Battle Royal and eliminating Batista.^ When Batista won the Royal Rumble 2005, I knew that he will win the World Heavyweight Champion.
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^ Isn't every WWE pay per view a "Night of Champions?"
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^ Batista defeated Edge & The Edgeheads in a Handicap match to seemingly win the World title!

.Batista and Kane, Edge's title opponent, faced Khali at The Great American Bash in a Triple Threat match where Khali retained the title.^ WWE Great American Bash '07 (July 22) = Batista lost a "Triple Threat" Match to the World Heavyweight Champion, the Great Khali.

^ There will be a Triple Threat match for the World Title.
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^ Batista survived the pedigree and won the match, retaining his title yet again.

[76] .Batista received a disqualification victory against Khali at SummerSlam after Khali used a steel chair, thus retaining the title again.^ On the outside, Ziggler wanted to use a steel chair, but decided against it.
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^ Batista received a disqualification victory against Khali at Summerslam after Khali used a steel chair, thus Khali retained the title again.
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^ Batista retained his title despite Khali having the majority of the offense.
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[77] .Batista finally claimed his third World Heavyweight Championship after eight consecutive attempts, by defeating Khali in a match that included Rey Mysterio at Unforgiven.^ September 16, 2007 - Unforgiven : Batista defeated The Great Khali (c) and Rey Mysterio to win the World Heavyweight title!

^ The Great Khali defeated Rey Mysterio with a power move in a dramatic squash match.
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^ Batista defeated JBL in Singles match.
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[1][78] .His first challenge was from The Great Khali in a Punjabi Prison Match at No Mercy where Batista retained his title.^ Batista survived the pedigree and won the match, retaining his title yet again.

^ WWE No Mercy '07 (October 7) = Batista retained the World Title, winning a "Punjabi Prison" Match over the Great Khali.

^ Batista accepted the challenge by The Great Khali for a match at Great American Bash..

.He won the match by leaping from the inner bamboo structure to the outer one, shortening his escape route and beating Khali to the floor.^ He won the match by leaping from the inner bamboo structure to the outer one , shortening his escape route and beating Khali to the floor.
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^ WWE One Night Stand '08 (June 1) = Batista won a "Stretcher" Match over Shawn Michaels.

^ Match Number Three: Chris Jericho versus Great Khali with Runjin Singh Jericho goes to the floor before locking up.
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[79]
.After the return of The Undertaker at Unforgiven, the duo reignited their feud at Cyber Sunday where the fans chose Stone Cold Steve Austin as the Special Guest Referee.^ Steve Austin was the special referee.

^ "Stone Cold Steve Austin was completely different.
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^ Stone Cold Will Steve Austin ever return to the ring?
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.Batista pinned The Undertaker after two Batista Bombs.^ They both set up for power-bombs but when Undertaker lifted Finlay, Batista shoved Booker into Taker knocking him over!

^ Batista then went after the other two finalists, going for the Batista Bomb on Benoit, with Benoit trying to block it.

^ But in his match against Rhyno, Batista hit two Batista Bombs, then decided to make the cover, winning the match in only 3:02!

[80] .The feud continued with a Hell in a Cell match at Survivor Series.^ Hell in a Cell match is a must-see!
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^ Jericho struts arrogantly to the ring as we return from the break and we see highlight stills of the tag match at Hell in a Cell.
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^ Flair did make an appearance at the '04 Survivor Series, coming down with Triple H's team for the Elimination Match.

.During the match, Edge returned and interfered by giving The Undertaker a con-chair-to.^ We see a graphic for his match with the Undertaker during so.
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^ Late in the match, while Flair distracted the referee, Triple H tried to give Batista a steel chair to use, but Batista wouldn't take it.

^ A week later, Flair got a shot at the WWE Championship, taking on Edge in his specialty match, Tables, Ladders, & Chairs!

.He then pulled an unconscious Batista on top of The Undertaker for the pinfall to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.^ Batista continued on as a top contender to the World Title, competing against King Booker on several occasions while feuding with Finlay, before finally defeating King Booker to regain the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series 2006 at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center, the same arena where he surrendered the title in January.

^ Emotional by nature, he reveals for the first time that the tears fans saw at WrestleMania 21 , when he won the World Heavyweight Championship for the first time, were very real.
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^ Batista continued on as a top contender to the World Title, competing against King Booker on several occasions while feuding with Finlay, [51] before finally defeating King Booker to regain the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series 2006 at Philadelphia 's Wachovia Center , the same arena where he surrendered the title in January.
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[81] .At Armageddon, Edge won a Triple Threat Match, alongside The Undertaker for Batista's World Heavyweight Championship.^ Triple H defeated Steve Austin in a Anything Goes match for the WWF Championship.
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^ King Booker defeated Bobby Lashley, Batista, and Finlay in a Fatal Four-Way match for the World Heavyweight Championship.
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^ The Undertaker vs. Batista in a Steel Cage for the World Heavyweight title ended in a draw!

[82]

Return to Raw (2008-2009)

Batista appeared in the Royal Rumble and was eliminated by Triple H. At No Way Out, he was part of the SmackDown Elimination Chamber Match and eliminated Big Daddy V, but was last eliminated by The Undertaker. .At WrestleMania XXIV, he defeated Umaga in an interpromotional match.^ Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Batista in a No Holds Barred match with help from Umaga..

^ At WrestleMania 22, he defeated Mark Henry in a Casket Match, and the legend of the Undertaker continues to grow - now to a perfect WrestleMania 14-0.
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^ WWE Wrestlemania 24 (March 30, '08) = Batista, representing Smackdown, won a "Brand Supremacy" Match over Umaga (representing Raw).

.After Shawn Michaels defeated Ric Flair at the same event,[83] Batista began a feud with Michaels, calling him selfish and egotistical.^ November 24, 2003 - RAW ROULETTE : Shawn Michaels & Chris Jericho defeated Batista & Ric Flair in the main event..

^ Batista's next major feud would be with Shawn Michaels.
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^ Shawn Michaels versus Batista .
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.The two faced off at Backlash with Chris Jericho as the Special Guest referee.^ Chris Jericho was the special referee.

^ Next week, Chris Jericho faces the Undertaker for the first time ever (in a non-title match)!
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^ The two wrestlers had an orchestrated Face-Off on the final Raw before the big event, with security at hand if needed.

.Michaels won after faking a knee injury and performing Sweet Chin Music.^ Flair & Orton tagged up the next week, but were beaten by Nash & Michaels, with HBK knocking out Flair with some Sweet Chin Music.

^ Later that night, the faces defeated Evolution, with Michaels getting some Sweet Chin Music on Orton for the win.

^ Shawn Michaels slipped out of the Batista-bomb but suffered a knee injury before connecting with a superkick!

[84] .Batista then defeated Michaels at One Night Stand in a stretcher match, thus ending their feud.^ Batista defeated JBL in Singles match.
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^ June 1, 2008 - One Night Stand : Batista defeated Shawn Michaels in a Stretcher Match with Chris Jericho at cheering for Michaels..

^ Batista vs. Edge cage match (2007 One Night Stand) .
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[85]
.On June 23, Batista was drafted from SmackDown to the Raw brand during the 2008 WWE Draft.^ In the first interview, Batista , then wrestling on the RAW brand of WWE , criticized SmackDown!
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^ Batista debuted in WWE as a bodyguard to D-Von Dudley on the `SmackDown!` brand.
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^ WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 .
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[86] Batista became a World Tag Team Champion for a third time on the August 4 edition of Raw when he teamed up with John Cena to defeat Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase for the title,[87][88] but they failed to retain the titles against the former champions on the next episode of Raw.[89] .Batista narrowly defeated Cena at SummerSlam.^ Cena vs. Batista at SummerSlam!

^ Batista moved on to take on John Cena, and the two met in a supposed "first time ever" match at a fateful SummerSlam .
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^ August 20, 2006 - Summerslam : Batista defeated King Booker w/Queen Sharmell by DQ (Booker retains World title)..

[90]
.On October 26 at Cyber Sunday, Batista defeated Chris Jericho for his fourth World Heavyweight Championship in a match in which Stone Cold Steve Austin was voted in as the special guest referee.^ Steve Austin was the special referee.

^ Batista defeated JBL in Singles match.
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^ Chris Jericho defeated John Morrison .
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[91] .Batista's reign, however, only lasted eight days when Jericho won back the title in a Steel Cage match on a three-hour special episode of Raw.^ Batista vs. Jericho in a steel cage.
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^ November 3, 2008--RAW : Chris Jericho defeated Batista in a Steel Cage match to recapture the World Heavyweight title..

^ Batista survived the pedigree and won the match, retaining his title yet again.

[92]
.Batista then entered a feud with former Evolution partner, Randy Orton; at Survivor Series, Batista led a team of himself, CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, Matt Hardy, and R-Truth to face the team of Randy Orton, Shelton Benjamin, William Regal, Cody Rhodes, and Mark Henry.^ Has Randy Orton has made a better career for himself when compared to Batista?

^ Batista led Team SmackDown!

^ Batista vs Randy Orton (c) .
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.Batista was pinned by Orton, winning the match for his team.^ Orton went on to win the match.

^ The Batista-Orton match was pretty quick.
  • Ring Posts: Extreme Rules thoughts - Ring Posts is a Baltimore Sun blog about wrestling - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ At the 2004 Survivor Series , Triple H, Batista , Gene Snitsky , and Edge faced-off against Maven , Chris Jericho , Chris Benoit , and Randy Orton in an 8- man Elimination tag match for control of RAW over the following month; the members of the winning team would each be the RAW general manager for a week.
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.His feud with Orton continued up to Armageddon where Batista defeated Orton.^ Batista defeated Randy Orton to capture his first WWE title at Extreme Rules on June 7th but was attacked by Legacy on Raw the next night on Raw.

^ September 27, 2004 - RAW : Batista defeated Randy Orton in a "No DQ" match after Ric Flair decided to stick with Evolution!

^ For the next month, Flair, Batista, & Orton feuded with Foley, who brought in his own partner in the Rock.

.On the December 15 edition of Raw, Batista was put into a handicap match against The Legacy with John Cena as his partner.^ John Cena regresa a Raw.
  • WWE Castellano : Smackdown, Raw ,Ecw y Tna!!: BATISTA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC wwecastellano.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ John Cena vs Dave Batista .
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^ He books them against HHH & John Cena in a tag match tonight.
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.During the match, Orton struck Batista with a punt to the head.^ The Batista-Orton match was pretty quick.
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^ January 10, 2005 - RAW : Randy Orton defeated Batista in a #1 Contenders match after botched interference by Triple H..

^ However, Batista was soon sidelined with a torn bicep in March 2003 during a house show match against the Dudley Boyz.
  • SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Dave Bautista 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC slam.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

.Batista was knocked out and put out of action indefinitely due to a (kayfabe) head injury.^ Batista suffered a hamstring tear and will be out of action for several months to undergo surgery to reattach the muscle.

^ Batista is 40 year old ...and has been out of action since June when he underwent surgery to repair a torn left biceps.

^ Rey used some tomfoolery to get into Batista head, stepping over him to get out of the ring, then coming back in when Batista went out after him.

.WWE.com later reported that Batista elected to undergo surgery to repair a hamstring tear.^ WWE.com later tonight!
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^ Jim Andrews, as I understand it, in Birmingham, Alabama performed the surgery to repair a major injury to Dave Batista's biceps.
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^ Quellen: Pro Wrestling Torch / wwe.com, BSWW Re: Batista .
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[93] .The hamstring was injured at SummerSlam, in the same match that former World Heavyweight Champion John Cena was forced out of action with a neck injury.^ John Cena vs John “Bradshaw” Layfield in a Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship.
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^ He was and still is to me the world best heavyweight champion.
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^ But first, the former World Champion Chris Jericho comes out for a match.
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.He was expected to be out of action for six to eight months.^ He has been out of action for 4 months .

^ Batista suffered a hamstring tear and will be out of action for several months to undergo surgery to reattach the muscle.

^ Flair was out of action for more than a month afterwards, mulling over retirement due to a neck injury.

.Batista returned on the April 6 episode of Raw, to save Triple H, Shane McMahon, and Vince McMahon from The Legacy.^ December 8, 2008--RAW (Slammy Awards) : Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes & Manu defeated Triple H & Batista..

^ January 10, 2005 - RAW : Randy Orton defeated Batista in a #1 Contenders match after botched interference by Triple H..

^ On the November 10, 2003 episode of RAW , Goldberg defeated Batista by disqualification when Triple H interfered and attempted to hit him with a sledgehammer.

.Vince McMahon, then announced that Batista would take his place at Backlash, where he would team up with WWE Champion Triple H, and Shane McMahon, to face The Legacy.^ That set up a confrontation for Backlash , where Orton and Legacy met and defeated Batista, WWE Champion Triple H, and Shane.
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^ I can`t believe he is teaming up with Triple H and Shane Macmhann(can`t spell it) and that`s good!
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ Shane McMahon Co-owner of WWE .
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.During the match, Batista had brought out a chair, but Triple H tried to stop him, so they would not get disqualified.^ They hug and Batista walks out.
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^ After the match, though, Triple H Pedigree'd Batista, leaving him laid out.

^ Batista gets a chair and the referee reminds him that he would be disqualified if he uses it.
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.This distraction however, cost Triple H his championship, after he lost it to Orton.^ In the match, Batista seemed to be on the verge of winning, but was distracted by Triple H, who wanted to hit Orton with a chair.

^ WWE Championship Match Triple Threat Randy Orton (c) vs. John Cena vs. Batista .

^ However, the distraction allowed Triple H to hit Steiner with the title belt, then get the Pedigree for the victory.

.The following night on Raw, Batista won a singles match against Big Show due to a distraction by John Cena, to become the number one contender for the WWE Championship at Judgment Day.^ Batista defeated JBL in Singles match.
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^ Batista says that there does not have to be a match to determine the number one contender.
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^ Batista's big win last night!
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[94] .Batista went on to defeat Orton in a rematch at Extreme Rules in a Steel Cage match to capture the WWE Championship.^ June 7, 2009--WWE Extreme Rules : Batista defeated Randy Orton in a Steel Cage Match to win the WWE Championship..

^ Batista vs. Jericho in a steel cage.
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^ Batista met Orton once again, this time at Extreme Rules .
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[95] .However, on the June 8th edition of Raw, Batista was to vacate the title due to a staged brutal attack by Orton and the Legacy.^ Batista defeated Randy Orton to capture his first WWE title at Extreme Rules on June 7th but was attacked by Legacy on Raw the next night on Raw.

^ Plans had been made for Batista to defend the title in a triple threat match with Eddie Guerrero and Randy Orton on the November 18 episode, but the match did not take place due to the unexpected death of Eddie Guerrero on November 13 , 2005 , the date of the taping.
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^ Orton later challenged Batista to a rematch and General Manager Vickie Guerrero said if Batista couldn't answer the bell, he would forfeit the title.
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.It was later revealed that Batista had suffered a legitimate torn left biceps.^ However, Batista was soon sidelined with a torn bicep in March 2003 during a house show match against the Dudley Boyz.
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^ But with Henry needing knee surgery to repair a legitimate torn patella tendon, Mr. Kennedy would take over as Batistas opponent.
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^ Batista is 40 year old ...and has been out of action since June when he underwent surgery to repair a torn left biceps.

Legacy was given on-screen credit for his injury.[96]
.It was announced a few weeks before the Trish Stratus-hosted Raw week that Batista would be making a career-altering announcement come that show.^ A few weeks later and Batista was drafted to Raw.
  • SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Dave Bautista 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC slam.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

^ A hardscrabble wrestler who had been told that he didn't have what it took to make it in professional wrestling, Batista took that as a personal challenge and signed with WWE. His determination to come back from injuries and the heart he shows in the ring have won him countless fans.
  • http://www.play.com/Books/Books/4-/3390865/Batista-Unleashed/Product.html 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ Although he is on the WWE “Raw” roster, Batista said there’s a possibility he may appear in the show.
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.Batista returned on the September 14 episode with his arm still in a vice and began his announcement.^ On September 14, 1998, WCW won the ratings war once again with a memorable moment that featured Ric Flair's return to WCW and the reformation of the legendary Four Horsemen .
  • World Championship Wrestling - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Batista made an appearance at No Way Out 2006 and told the crowd that once his arm had healed he would return to regain his World Heavyweight Championship.
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ WWE has announced that Dave Batista will be returning to television next Monday night to make a "career altering announcement."

.Randy Orton, assuming Batista was announcing his retirement, then came out and stated that it was he who ended the career of Batista.^ Batista vs Randy Orton (c) .
  • Batista's Info, Reviews, and Comments - fantasy wrestling games & predictions @ fourdown 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.fourdown.org [Source type: General]

^ The end came, though, with Batista on the outside.

^ So my question is who is bigger Randy Orton or Dave Batista.
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.Batista then went on to remove his arm vice, as it was a fake just to lure out Orton, and proceeded to attack Orton.^ You’d be just as worn out as Batista was.
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^ Batista defeated Randy Orton to capture his first WWE title at Extreme Rules on June 7th but was attacked by Legacy on Raw the next night on Raw.

^ On one Raw, Batista was in the midst of a match, when Helmsley interrupted to point out that Layfield's limo had just pulled up outside the arena.

He then announced that he will not be retiring, but moving to SmackDown instead. .Later that night, he defeated Orton in a no-holds barred match 4 months in the making which was to be his last match on the Raw brand.^ Umaga (RAW) in a Brand Supremecy match..

^ Later that night, Batista was set to have a match with Raw's Edge.

^ Batista defeated Randy Orton to capture his first WWE title at Extreme Rules on June 7th but was attacked by Legacy on Raw the next night on Raw.

[97]

Return , Heel Turn & WWE Champion (2009–present)

.Batista defeated Chris Jericho in his return match to SmackDown on September 18; the following week, he defeated Jericho's tag team partner The Big Show.^ Batista defeated JBL in Singles match.
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^ Chris Jericho defeated John Morrison .
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^ Chris Jericho defeated X-Pac in a Steel cage match.
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These two defeats culminated in a tag team match against the duo with his partner Rey Mysterio at WWE Hell in a Cell for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship, in which he would lose alongside Mysterio. .After winning a slot in a World Heavyweight Championship Fatal-four way match for WWE Bragging Rights, Batista would turn heel by attacking Mysterio, who was in the match, after Batista blamed him for not being able to win the match.^ World Heavyweight Championship would return to him by WrestleMania 23 .
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^ He tells Batista that it was a Fatal Four Way Match and that Batista should let it go.
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^ WWE Bragging Rights '09 (October 25) = Batista lost a "Fatal Fourway" Match to the World Champion, the Undertaker.

.After several encounters with Mysterio throughout December, Batista would become the number one contender for The Undertaker's World Championship at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs.^ WWE TLC '09 (December 13) = Batista lost a "Chair" Match to the World Champion, the Undertaker.

^ In an ironic twist, Mark wrestled for a while under the name Kane the Undertaker ("Kane" would soon become the 'Taker's "brother") Both Mark and his wife Sara are Boxing fans.
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^ Mark Callaway , known in the wrestling world as "The Undertaker" is one of the most famous men in the world, let alone his legendary status as a wrestler.
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.At the event, Batista would win the match as a result of an illegal maneuver, which resulted in SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long reversing the result of the match.^ Manager General de SmackDown Theodore Long .
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^ At the 2004 Survivor Series , Triple H, Batista , Gene Snitsky , and Edge faced-off against Maven , Chris Jericho , Chris Benoit , and Randy Orton in an 8- man Elimination tag match for control of RAW over the following month; the members of the winning team would each be the RAW general manager for a week.
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^ On June 30 , 2005 Batista was revealed as the last pick in the 2005 WWE Draft Lottery , making a surprise appearance while John " Bradshaw " Layfield was celebrating his victory in a six - man elimination match to win the new SmackDown!
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.The Undertaker would win and retain the championship in the restarted match.^ August 21, 2008 My dream match would be The Great Khali vs Big Show vs The Undertaker.

^ WCW Clash of the Champions XV (June '91) = Flair retained the WCW World Title after winning a "3 Falls" Match over Bobby Eaton.

^ Next week, Undertaker goes one-on-one with CM Punk with his World Heavyweight Championship on the line in a Submission Match.
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.Batista would become involved on the Raw brand in WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and Bret Hart's rivalry in February 2010 by assisting McMahon in attacking Hart.^ WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 .
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^ Batista defeated Randy Orton to capture his first WWE title at Extreme Rules on June 7th but was attacked by Legacy on Raw the next night on Raw.

^ Although he is on the WWE “Raw” roster, Batista said there’s a possibility he may appear in the show.
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.John Cena would attempt to help Hart, only to end up being attacked by Batista.^ Batista goes to punish the masked one again, but his bull charge ends up head first into the cage.

^ Batista moved on to take on John Cena, and the two met in a supposed "first time ever" match at a fateful SummerSlam .
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^ After a confusing ending, where both Batista and John Cena went over the top rope together, Vince McMahon had the match restarted, with Batista getting the victory.

.At WWE Elimination Chamber, as a result of Cena's involvement, McMahon would allow Batista to face Cena for the WWE Championship, a Raw brand championship, after Cena won the title in an Elimination Chamber match.^ Cena is dismissive, and is face-to-face with Batista.
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^ Disappointed Cena won but the match was enjoyable.
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^ Umaga (RAW) in a Brand Supremecy match..

.Batista would win the match and his second WWE Championship.^ On June 30 , 2005 Batista was revealed as the last pick in the 2005 WWE Draft Lottery , making a surprise appearance while John " Bradshaw " Layfield was celebrating his victory in a six - man elimination match to win the new SmackDown!
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ WWE Great American Bash '07 (July 22) = Batista lost a "Triple Threat" Match to the World Heavyweight Champion, the Great Khali.

^ But in his match against Rhyno, Batista hit two Batista Bombs, then decided to make the cover, winning the match in only 3:02!

[98]

Media

.In addition to wrestling, Batista has been in several commercials and on several magazine covers.^ In addition to wrestling, Bautista has been in several commercials and on several magazine covers.
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^ It is rumored that Dave Batista will be on the cover of an upcoming issue of WWE Magazine when he makes his comeback from injury.
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.He was shown breakdancing in a commercial promoting WWE SummerSlam in 2004 where he did his take on a "floor routine", a routine that arguably mocked the floor routines shown at the Olympic Games.^ He was shown breakdancing in a commercial promoting WWE SummerSlam 2004 where he did his take on a "floor routine", a routine that arguably mocked the floor routines shown at the Olympic Games .
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^ Comments:   2 Top Commercials That Aired During WWE Raw Posted by cletus42o Comments:   1 WWE Royal Rumble (2010) PPV Prediction Game Now Open!
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^ WWE Summerslam (USA: promotional title) WWE Great American Bash (2005) (TV) (as Batista) ....
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[99] He was also on the cover of the April 2005 Flex magazine[100] and Muscle & Fitness for September 2008.[101]
.Moreover, Bautista has acted and has guest starred in several television shows as both himself and in-character as Batista.^ Moreover, Bautista has acted and has guest starred in several television shows as both himself and in-character as Batista .
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^ PM It would be cool to see Doomsday or Lobo, but my guess is he will be a Freak of the Week or just another guest star on the show unfortunately.
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^ Seriously, TW is normally, the biggest (physically speaking) actor on the show whether compared to regulars or guest stars.
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.He guest starred in the eighth episode of Season 6 of the American drama, action/adventure television series Smallville; he played an extraterrestrial alien named Aldar that escaped from the Phantom Zone, who sucks the bones out of people for nourishment.^ His only ability is sucking bones out of people.
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^ Upon investigation, Clark comes face to face with a horrifying Phantom who sucks the bones out of people.
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^ Upon investigation, Clark comes face to face with a horrifying Phantom (guest star Batista) who sucks the bones out of people.
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[102] .Along with John Cena and Ashley Massaro, Bautista appeared representing WWE on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in January 2007, giving the kids of the family whose house was renovated WWE merchandise and eight tickets to WrestleMania 23.^ WWE Champion John Cena's thing is over.
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^ John Cena and Ashley Massaro , Bautista appeared representing WWE on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in January 2007, giving the kids of the family whose house was renovated WWE merchandise and eight tickets to WrestleMania 23 .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ On January 23, 2005 at the Rumble, I eliminated John Cena and won the right to compete in the main event at Wrestlemania 21.
  • MySpace - David Batista - 43 - Male - Reston, VIRGINIA - myspace.com/david_batista 12 October 2009 10:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[103]
.During the week of November 5, 2007, he appeared on Family Feud with several other WWE superstars.^ In August 2007, he taped an episode of Family Feud with Cena, Candice Michelle , Mr. Kennedy , King Booker , Layla , Maria , Michelle McCool , MVP , and Queen Sharmell , which is scheduled to air in November .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ After several weeks of vignettes heralding a "Genetic Revolution", Dave Batista appeared on Raw, defeating Justin Credible .
  • SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Dave Bautista 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC slam.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

^ They have an excellent chemistry with each other that has been developed through several lengthy feuds, including their current six-month program.
  • 411mania.com: Wrestling - 411 PPV Preview: WWE Unforgiven 2008 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.411mania.com [Source type: General]

[104] .On September 7, 2008, he appeared on an episode of Iron Chef America as one of the judges, with snails as the theme ingredient[105] Batista, along with Candice Michelle, Shelton Benjamin, and Josh Mathews, represented the WWE at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in an effort to persuade fans to register to vote in the 2008 Presidential election.^ Batista vs Shelton Benjamin 03.

^ They showed clips of Batista at the Democratic National Convention in Colorado..

^ Primer encuentro anunciado para No Mercy 2008: Candice Michelle vs. Beth Phoenix Evan Tanner es encontrado muerto » .
  • Cobertura completa: Conferencia de Prensa WWE – RAW a Galavisión, canal 9, a las 15:00H, a partir del 5 de Octubre « Superluchas.net: Lucha Libre, MMA y Wrestling 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC superluchas.net [Source type: General]

[106] Bautista has also appeared on MTV Cribs showing his house and his cars.[107]
.In May 2, 2009, he was shown on camera where he accompanied Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao in his fight against British boxer Ricky Hatton in which Pacquiao won in the second round.^ Post fight interview with Manny Pacquiao .
  • channelAPA.com: November 2009 Archive 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.channelapa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hatton last fought in May, a second round KO loss to Manny Pacquiao.
  • Inside Pulse | news 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC insidepulse.com [Source type: General]

^ Zu guter Letzt wurde the Animal gefragt, wie er dazu kam Boxer Manny Pacquiaos Grtel zum Ring zu tragen.
  • Batista - wReStLiNgGiRlZ 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.iphpbb.com [Source type: General]

.He told the UK Sun that he loves Hatton, but Manny is in a league of his own, adding that he is thrilled to be there to support Manny before his bout.^ Batista ought to come to a 1PW event in Doncaster, where the majority of the wrestlers there sign autographs and sell their own merchandise before, during and after each shows.
  • WWE star’s sulk is blow for fans « Express & Star 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.expressandstar.com [Source type: General]

^ Batista set up for a second Batista-bomb, and told Michaels, "I don't love you, and I'm not sorry" before hitting the move..

[108]
.In June 2009, Bautista made a cameo appearance in an episode of the Australian soap opera Neighbours.^ On last night’s episode of Project Runway, a slew of WWE Diva made a guest appearance.
  • Torrie Wilson - Boxxet 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I made a soap opera analogy last week in regards to 52, and I’ve referred to my comics as "my soaps" on occasion when having to explain my obsession to others.
  • AICN COMICS REVIEWS SUPERMAN! GHOST RIDER! THE RETURN OF TALES FROM THE CREVICE! AND MUCH MORE!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

^ Batista     - Episode dated 8 June 2009 (2009) TV episode ....
  • Dave Batista 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

[109] He has also made a cameo appearance in Relative Strangers.[9]
.Bautista is currently working alongside Rob Van Dam and Ja Rule in an upcoming movie titled Wrong Side of Town.^ Rob Van Dam vs Christian .

^ Kane vs Rob Van Dam .

^ After losing the tag team titles to Rob Van Dam and Booker T , Batista and Flair turned their attention to helping Randy Orton in his feud against Mick Foley .
  • SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Dave Bautista 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC slam.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

[110] .Bautista will also star in the movie Wapakman alongside Manny Pacquiao and Nicole Scherzinger.^ Also in the movie is Pussy Cat Dolls‘ Nicole Scherzinger (leading lady) and WWE's Dave Batista (arch nemesis).
  • channelAPA.com: November 2009 Archive 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.channelapa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Manny Pacquiao's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live , his upcoming film "Wapakman" was mentioned.
  • channelAPA.com: November 2009 Archive 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.channelapa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The movie also stars Pussy Cat Dolls‘ Nicole Scherzinger and WWE's Dave Batista.
  • channelAPA.com: November 2009 Archive 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.channelapa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He is confirmed to be portraying the villain of the movie.[111][112]
.Dave Batista had his first biographical DVD released through WWE productions entitled "Batista: I Walk Alone."^ WWE star Dave Batista.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Batista Unleashed 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Also in the movie is Pussy Cat Dolls‘ Nicole Scherzinger (leading lady) and WWE's Dave Batista (arch nemesis).
  • channelAPA.com: November 2009 Archive 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.channelapa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I wish Dave Batista would prove that the world is indeed flat, by walking off the edge of it (while Rey Mysterio is on his shoulders).
  • LordsofPain.net TMR [69] - Leave Me Lengthy Ludicrous Lists At Your Leisure 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.lordsofpain.net [Source type: General]

It was released October 20, 2009.[113]

Controversy

Criticism of WWE and TNA

.In 2005, Batista gave two controversial interviews to the British tabloid newspaper The Sun.^ In 2005, Batista gave two controversial interviews to the British tabloid newspaper The Sun .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ Batista, already no stranger to controversy for having called some of the SmackDown and Raw talent lazy in interviews during 2005, again raised eyebrows with comments he made in his book about his marriage.
  • SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Dave Bautista 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC slam.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

^ February 7, 2005 - RAW in Japan : Batista squashed Maven and celebrated until an interview with Big Show came up on the big..

.In the first interview, Batista, then wrestling on the Raw brand of WWE, criticized SmackDown!, stating, "I've watched their tapings live and it seems like a lot of the guys couldn't care less.^ In the first interview, Batista , then wrestling on the RAW brand of WWE , criticized SmackDown!
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ Quellen: RAW Live Ausstrahlung, WWE.com, wrestling-revolution Re: Batista .
  • Batista - wReStLiNgGiRlZ 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.iphpbb.com [Source type: General]

^ I have liked Batista since I first saw him on Raw.
  • Demons Dreaming :: Dave Batista Fanlist 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC demonsdreaming.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There's a lack of passion and pride.^ There's a lack of passion and pride."
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

.There are guys on both shows who are lazy, couldn't care less and show no dedication."^ He then went on to claim, "there are guys on both shows who are lazy , couldn't care less and show no dedication."
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ Even free services like FeedBurner and Feedster can do customer service right, so there's really no reason to settle for anything less.
  • Ed Batista: Blogging 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.edbatista.com [Source type: General]

^ That match, that outcome, made me so happy I couldn't care less about what was going to happen the rest of the PPV. Then I got to sleep during Big Show/Cena and dreamed about the awesome Dreamer win!
  • Ring Posts: Extreme Rules thoughts - Ring Posts is a Baltimore Sun blog about wrestling - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

[114] .In the second interview, Batista acknowledged that his statements had attracted considerable backstage heat from members of the SmackDown!^ In the second interview, Batista acknowledged that his statements had attracted considerable backstage heat from members of the SmackDown!
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ In the first interview, Batista , then wrestling on the RAW brand of WWE , criticized SmackDown!
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ Batista did a quick backstage interview with Josh Matthews.
  • batista - Blogs - Wrestling Superfans 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC tv.msn.com [Source type: General]

brand as well as Vince McMahon.
Oh yes... tons of heat! .I got lectured by Vince McMahon, The Undertaker and all the way down.^ That’s the way it works and anybody that says this guy holds me down or the office doesn’t push me or anything, need to look into the mirror and say that’s is all on me.

^ After reading this article, I realized what the problem is with the educational system here in the USA. It is a problem of mediocrity that infects the educational system, all the way down to the students.
  • Education Week: Overhauling the U.S. Education System 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.edweek.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was clearly Vince’s idea for the fatal four way but he is still trying to force the fact that it was Long’s decision to provoke The Undertaker.
  • Chris Reviews Smackdown – The Deadman Reigns Again | The Pro Wrestling Blog Spot 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.wrestlingnewsworld.com [Source type: General]

.I had good friends who just turned on me.^ Just want to thank those who have supported me and become friends through this website.

^ And I insulted a lot of people; a lot of good friends and a lot of very talented wrestlers who are very passionate about this business.
  • DAVE BATISTA - tastes like chicken 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.tlchicken.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My first solid visions were of my wife and my friend Heather P. who had just had the open WLS in Fairfax two weeks earlier.

.Well, I thought they were good friends.^ Kai-lan is a natural leader who is thoughtful and caring and has a gift for helping her friends when they really need her.
  • channelAPA.com: November 2009 Archive 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.channelapa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kofi Kingston: Cryme Tyme are good friends of mine and they are great competitors.
  • Viewer - Raw LIVE on WWE Universe 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.coveritlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Some of them are not with the company now. .But I spoke from my heart then and I still feel that today.^ I wanted this album to be a representation of me; a variety of feelings and perspectives and musically diverse but still staying true to my soul background.
  • "lisa bautista" - My KTVU - 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC my.ktvu.com [Source type: General]

^ I can’t begin to relate the different thoughts and feelings that have gone through my mind just today.

Maybe I chose the wrong forum to voice that opinion but I was speaking from the heart. .When we were having that discussion we were talking about the competition between Raw and Smackdown.^ Batista, already no stranger to controversy for having called some of the SmackDown and Raw talent lazy in interviews during 2005, again raised eyebrows with comments he made in his book about his marriage.
  • SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Dave Bautista 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC slam.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

^ However, in September 2002 (the year the brand extension between RAW and SmackDown!
  • World Championship Wrestling - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Teddy Long is in the ring and congratulates The Undertaker and says that The Deadman’s performance reinforces that Smackdown is the dominant brand in WWE. Long talks about the Iron Man match between Orton and Cena at Bragging Rights.
  • Chris Reviews Smackdown – The Deadman Reigns Again | The Pro Wrestling Blog Spot 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.wrestlingnewsworld.com [Source type: General]

.I didn't mention anybody on Raw, but there were guys on Raw I had the same sentiment about - who were absolutely lazy, had no passion and I thought should not be there.^ When the guys got in there, it looked the same way.
  • World Wrestling Insanity: JG's 7/21 Raw Insanity: D-Lo Returns, Y2J Saves Himself, and John Cena Accidentally Punches Batista In The Face On Purpose 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.worldwrestlinginsanity.com [Source type: General]

^ Batista, already no stranger to controversy for having called some of the SmackDown and Raw talent lazy in interviews during 2005, again raised eyebrows with comments he made in his book about his marriage.
  • SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Dave Bautista 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC slam.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

^ Can't you send him away to some far away planet where there's no chance of him inflicting his same shitty catchphrases and "in it for himself" mentality on everyone?
  • LordsofPain.net TMR [69] - Leave Me Lengthy Ludicrous Lists At Your Leisure 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.lordsofpain.net [Source type: General]

The same goes now. .I'm putting my foot in my mouth again, but I still think there are guys on both shows who are lazy, couldn't care less and show no dedication.^ He then went on to claim, "there are guys on both shows who are lazy , couldn't care less and show no dedication."
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ No this crap of a show which I wasted 2 hours my life watching deserves a 1 out of 4 ringposts.
  • RAW is Blogged: Pre-Cyber Sunday Showdowns | The Pro Wrestling Blog Spot 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.wrestlingnewsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While there, I stepped on the scales at my PCP's office and couldn't believe my eyes!

.But we're slowly weeding those guys out.^ We're told they're going to be out for a loooong time, and then guys like John Cena surprise us and make surprise returns.
  • batista - Blogs - Wrestling Superfans 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC tv.msn.com [Source type: General]

.I want everybody in this company to work as hard as me, Triple H and The Undertaker do.^ He worked as hard as he could, done what he had to do, and he believed in his self and with help from triple h and ric flair he became what he is today, the greatest smackdown wrestler.
  • Demons Dreaming :: Dave Batista Fanlist 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC demonsdreaming.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I want them to sack the guys who lack the passion for this business and this company.^ The internet is all guys that want to be in our business but aren’t.

^ The bookers really need to decide who to go with as the "top guys" in the company, put their respective heavyweight titles on them, and let them have long championship runs.
  • LordsofPain.net TMR [69] - Leave Me Lengthy Ludicrous Lists At Your Leisure 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.lordsofpain.net [Source type: General]

^ And I insulted a lot of people; a lot of good friends and a lot of very talented wrestlers who are very passionate about this business.
  • DAVE BATISTA - tastes like chicken 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.tlchicken.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I don't want them to be part of my show.^ I'm hoping they'll want to check out Smackdown because of my appearance on that show.
  • Batista [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If possible, I hope to have the lap done but don’t really care which it is as I want to get rid of this stuff as fast as is possible and be on my way to changing my life!

.Some of the guys who I think should be on their way out the door are still being given opportunities to shine, and it's up to them to take the bull by the horns and show that they really want to be out there.^ Who do they think they are?
  • 6.08 Static - Discussion Thread (Spoilers) [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think that they wanted me to be prepared, and they forced me to be prepared.
  • DAVE BATISTA - tastes like chicken 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.tlchicken.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don’t think they should take it out on there fans that spend there money to see them.
  • WWE star’s sulk is blow for fans « Express & Star 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.expressandstar.com [Source type: General]

.Then there are some guys, like Christian, who are dying for that chance and aren't being given that opportunity.^ It really makes me happy to know that there are a lot of people who likes Batista.
  • Demons Dreaming :: Dave Batista Fanlist 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC demonsdreaming.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The character is totally different, but there are some things that fans just come to expect from us in an action movie like that.

^ I read a forum page discussing "Filipino wrestler in WWE?" and people who gives comments on that page are filipinos...They said..."He looks like a filipino but he's not proud of being one".
  • Demons Dreaming :: Dave Batista Fanlist 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC demonsdreaming.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I'm a huge fan of Christian. .I enjoy every aspect of his work, the fans love and appreciate him, he has a great attitude, awesome work ethic, is always in shape and is very smart about the business.^ He is a great champion and I wish the best for him because he continues to inspire me and fans worldwide, he's also a great man from what I hear and see.
  • Demons Dreaming :: Dave Batista Fanlist 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC demonsdreaming.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He had a great attitude despite the sometimes tricky studio environment, and he always wanted to make the songs sound even better after the first few takes.
  • "lisa bautista" - My KTVU - 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC my.ktvu.com [Source type: General]

^ He had GREAT chemistry with Jericho and to see him go toe to toe with him was the awesome.
  • Official Pro Wrestling News Thread: USE SPOILER TAGS [Archive] - Page 46 - SPAWN.COM Message Board 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC board.spawn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I feel very strongly that he's underutilized.^ And I feel it very strongly.
  • Batista Unleashed : Dave/ Roberts Batista : ISBN 9781416544104 - Buy.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.buy.com [Source type: Original source]

[115]
.He then criticized rival wrestling promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, claiming, "I've also seen clips of their car wreck matches with A.J. Styles doing his stunts.^ He then criticized rival wrestling promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling , claiming, "I've also seen clips of their car wreck matches with A.J. Styles doing his stunts.
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ On top of that, we're guaranteed the very thing that's sinking Raw's quality: a match we've seen umpteen times before.
  • batista - Blogs - Wrestling Superfans 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC tv.msn.com [Source type: General]

^ As Shawn gasped and clutched at his ribs, Edge talked some trash, and JR made sure we all knew that Edge's action are the most heinous we've ever seen in the history of professional wrestling.  .
  • OO TV/Event Recaps:  RAW (Pro Wrestling News, Analysis, andCommentary...  WWE, WWF, WCW, ECW, The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Triple H, RobVan Dam, Hulk Hogan, Undertaker, Trish Stratus, Lita, Stacy Keibler, Divas, RAW,SmackDown, WrestleMania, SummerSla 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.onlineonslaught.com [Source type: Original source]

That's not wrestling. Wrestling is storytelling."[116] .In April 2006, Styles responded to Batista's comments, stating, "I think it's funny that a guy who takes a bump and tears his back tells me that I don't know how to wrestle.^ In April 2006, Styles responded to Batista 's comments, quipping, "I think it's funny that a guy who takes a bump and tears his back tells me that I don't know how to wrestle."
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ Who knows what they think anymore?
  • Official Pro Wrestling News Thread: USE SPOILER TAGS [Archive] - Page 46 - SPAWN.COM Message Board 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC board.spawn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just think of how Batista feels.
  • Demons Dreaming :: Dave Batista Fanlist 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC demonsdreaming.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[117]

Backstage problems

Incident with Booker T

.Batista's backstage problems continued at a SummerSlam pay-per-view commercial shoot.^ Batista 's Backstage problems continued at a 2006 SummerSlam pay-per-view commercial shoot, it was reported that Batista got into a real-life fistfight with Booker T .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ Now this is the way to start a pay-per-view: with a scantily clad Lillian Garcia singing the U.S. national anthem.
  • CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - WWE Armageddon a flop 12 October 2009 10:52 UTC slam.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

^ I hope this is not the last time we see these two go at it as they deserve at least one more pay per view outing.
  • Chris Reviews Smackdown – The Deadman Reigns Again | The Pro Wrestling Blog Spot 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.wrestlingnewsworld.com [Source type: General]

.It was reported that Batista got into a real-life fistfight with Booker T.^ The story follows Batista from his childhood on the rough streets of Washington D.C., into a run with a bad crowd and a brief life of crime.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Batista Unleashed 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Batista 's Backstage problems continued at a 2006 SummerSlam pay-per-view commercial shoot, it was reported that Batista got into a real-life fistfight with Booker T .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ They both set up for power-bombs but when Undertaker lifted Finlay, Batista shoved Booker into Taker knocking him over!

.The incident was reported on WWE.com, with both men telling their sides of the story.^ The incident was reported on WWE .com , with both men telling their sides of the story .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ As for WWE.com, from what I was told they broke the story to "scoop" sites like this one.
  • Wrestling [Archive] - Page 96 - The Superhero Hype! Boards 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Both men were bruised and swollen so how can you tell who kicked who's ass?
  • Wrestling [Archive] - Page 96 - The Superhero Hype! Boards 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The fight was believed to stem from the idea that Batista considered himself to be better than the rest of the roster due to his main event status and relatively quick climb to achieve it.^ The fight was believed to stem from the idea that Batista considered himself to be better than the rest of the roster due to his main event status and relatively quick climb to achieve it.
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ MAIN EVENT: The Undertaker (World Heavyweight Champion) vs. Batista ended in a Double Countout in a Non-title match..

^ June 2, 2007 - Saturday Night's Main Event : Batista & Chris Benoit defeated Edge & Montel Vontavious Porter in a Tag Team match..

.It is believed that Batista provoked the fight, though Huffman appeared to get the upper hand until they were pulled apart by various superstars.^ It is believed that Batista provoked the fight, though Booker appeared to get the upper hand until they were pulled apart by JBL , Kurt Angle , Finlay and various others at which time Batista landed a punch on Booker that caused considerable swelling.
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ Batista became a regular bouncer for clubs until he was arrested after a fight that left two badly injured patrons, one of which could be found lying in the street .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ Batista became a regular bouncer for clubs until he was arrested after a fight that left two badly injured patrons, one of which could be found lying in the street.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

.Huffman swore revenge, but the two seemingly put it behind them.^ Booker swore revenge , but the two seemingly put it behind them.
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

[118][119][120]

Steroid allegations

.In August 2007, Batista was accused of anabolic steroid use after an ESPN article released the names of wrestlers that were clients of Signature Pharmacy of Orlando, Florida, one of many pharmacies under investigation for filling illegal prescription drugs.^ In August 2007, Batista was accused of anabolic steroid use after an ESPN article released the names of wrestlers that were clients of Signature Pharmacy of Orlando , one of many pharmacies under investigation for filling illegal prescriptions .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ August 18, 2007--Saturday Night's Main Event : Batista & Kane defeated The Great Khali & Fit Finlay in a tag team match..

^ June 3, 2007 - One Night Stand : Edge defeated Batista in a Steel Cage match to retain the World Heavyweight title..

[121] .Batista released a statement denying ESPN's allegations and was reportedly furious over the report.^ Batista released a statement denying ESPN 's allegations and was reportedly furious over the report.
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

.He denied ever being a customer of Signature and stated that he has been "tested regularly by the WWE, and I am in full compliance with the WWE Wellness Program".[122] WWE reportedly suspended ten wrestlers named in the controversy, though Batista was not one of them.^ Batista is one of my favourite wrestlers.
  • Demons Dreaming :: Dave Batista Fanlist 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC demonsdreaming.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He denied ever being a customer of signature and stated that he has been "tested regularly by the WWE , and I am in full compliance with the WWE Wellness Program ."
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ The WWE reportedly suspended ten wrestlers named in the controversy, though Batista was not one of them.
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

[121]

Personal life

.Batista was married to a woman named Glenda in the early 1990s and had two daughters with her, Keilani (born in 1990) and Athena (born in 1992) before divorcing.^ Has two daughters by his first wife, Keilana (born in 1990) and Athena (born in 1992).
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ Batista was married to a woman named Glenda in the early 1990`s and had two daughters with her, Keilana (born in 1990) and Athena (born in 1992) before divorcing.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ He married his second wife Angie on October 13 , 1998 and has two daughters and one step daughter from a prior marriage, but Batista revealed that he and his wife were separated in the August 2006 edition of WWE magazine .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

[123] .Batista married his second wife Angie on October 13, 1998, yet they divorced in 2006. Before the age of 40, Batista had already become a grandfather of two grandsons: Jacob and Aiden by Keilani, his first daughter.^ Before the age of 40, Batista had already become a grandfather of two grandsons: Jacob & Aiden by Keilani, his first daughter.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ Before the age of 40, Batista already became a grandfather .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ Batista married his second wife Angie on October 13, 1998, however they divorced in 2006.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

[124][125] .During his marriage with Angie, Batista became an avid collector of vintage metal lunchboxes.^ During his marriage with Angie, Batista became an avid collector of vintage metal lunchboxes.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ Batista is an avid collector of vintage metal lunchboxes .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ Is a keen collector of steel lunchboxes (imdb.com) He is part Greek and Filipino (imdb.com) His wife Angie is currently in a battle with Ovarian cancer.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

.He admits his favorite is the 1967 Green Hornet lunch box, as it has Bruce Lee on it.^ He admits his favorite is the 1967 Green Hornet lunch box, as it has Bruce Lee on it.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ He admits his favorite is the 1967 Green Hornet lunch box , as it has Bruce Lee on it.
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

.This collection started when he bought Angie an ET lunchbox and she did not want to break it, so he bought a second one.^ This collection started when he bought Angie an ET lunchbox and she did not want to break it, so he bought a second one.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

[126] .Batista revealed that he and Angie were separated in the August 2006 edition of WWE Magazine.^ Batista revealed that he and Angie were separated in the August 2006 edition of WWE Magazine.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ He married his second wife Angie on October 13 , 1998 and has two daughters and one step daughter from a prior marriage, but Batista revealed that he and his wife were separated in the August 2006 edition of WWE magazine .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ August 20, 2006 - Summerslam : Batista defeated King Booker w/Queen Sharmell by DQ (Booker retains World title)..

[127] .He later revealed, in his autobiography, a relationship with WWE Diva Melina Perez after the divorce from his wife in 2006, which led to a brief angle on SmackDown! during a feud with MNM.^ He later revealed, in his autobiography, a relationship with WWE Diva Melina after the divorce from his wife in 2006, which led to a brief angle on SmackDown!
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ He also claims to have had a sexual relationship with WWE Diva Melina after the divorce from his wife in 2006 , which led to a brief storyline on Smackdown!
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ He married his second wife Angie on October 13 , 1998 and has two daughters and one step daughter from a prior marriage, but Batista revealed that he and his wife were separated in the August 2006 edition of WWE magazine .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

[128]
.In October 2007, his autobiography Batista Unleashed, was released.^ He confirms the same in his autobiography " Batista Unleashed ".
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ On October 16 , 2007 his autobiography " Batista Unleashed " , a WWE Book, was released.
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ On October 16, 2007 his autobiography "Batista Unleashed", a WWE Book, was released.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

[15] .In an interview about the book, Batista claims "I didn't want to tell my story unless it was honest," and that "you have to go through three sets of lawyers: Simon & Schuster lawyers, WWE lawyers, my lawyers.^ My friends tell me that I'm going crazy about him.
  • Demons Dreaming :: Dave Batista Fanlist 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC demonsdreaming.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By the way I just want to tell you something about me.
  • Demons Dreaming :: Dave Batista Fanlist 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC demonsdreaming.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BATISTA) Thats the kind of people I was telling you about.

.Everything now being the way it is, you can be sued for the simplest thing."^ Everything now being the way it is, you can be sued for the simplest thing."
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ Not being over when WWE does nothing with you is one thing, but McCool and Beth Phoenix have no excuse for the silence they get from the crowd because WWE has done everything possible to get them over outside of having them defeat male wrestlers.
  • 411mania.com: Wrestling - 411's WWE Smackdown Report 12.11.09 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.411mania.com [Source type: General]

^ Pretty good for a way-too-short 3-4 minute match, but afterwards, would you believe that it's JIM ROSS who said the dumbest fucking thing ever?
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[129] .One source of controversy was the mentioning of Chris Benoit, who was almost completely removed due to the Chris Benoit double murder and suicide.^ One source of controversy was the mentioning of Chris Benoit, who was almost completely removed due to controversy.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ Chris Benoit double .
  • CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - WWE Armageddon a flop 12 October 2009 10:52 UTC slam.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

^ The match started off fast, with Benoit almost immediately going for the Crippler Crossface on Batista, who was able to escape to the outside.

.Batista responded saying "I loved the guy.^ Batista responded saying "I loved the guy.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ Batistas Baby Says: April 25th, 2009 at 2:48 pm Dave I Love you 4ever and ever.
  • DUB Magazine Feature : Batista | DUB Daily 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.dubdaily.com [Source type: Academic]

^ But I do agree with you when you say, "Batista is not a gamer when if you;ve read his countless comments over the past years, this guy always has an excuse for why he failed in a game."

.I despise what he did, but that doesn't erase him from my life.^ I despise what he did, but that doesn`t erase him from my life.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ In real life I do wish some how he could be my big brother, I look up to him all the time.
  • Demons Dreaming :: Dave Batista Fanlist 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC demonsdreaming.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A couple years ago was the first time I saw Batista and when I did i couldn't get my eyes off him.
  • Demons Dreaming :: Dave Batista Fanlist 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC demonsdreaming.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I fought to keep him in there and glad they did."^ I fought to keep him in there and glad they did."
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ Well, Rick Rubin mentioned angles and heels in that little interview they did with him recently, but I think that's it.
  • Wrestling [Archive] - Page 96 - The Superhero Hype! Boards 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm glad they've managed to keep Batista as a badass heel, instead of the chickenshit they've turned Orton into.
  • 411mania.com: Wrestling - 411's WWE Smackdown Report 01.08.10 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.411mania.com [Source type: General]

[129] .When asked about his ex-wife, Angie, he says "[we] have really become close again, which we really haven't been in years.^ When asked about his ex-wife, Angie, he says "[we] have really become close again, which we really haven`t been in years.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ I haven’t spoken to Dianne in about 6 years.
  • "lisa bautista" - My KTVU - 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC my.ktvu.com [Source type: General]

^ Orton says sure, they'll be fine tonight, but wants to ask Shawn about WrestleMania...
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.I really learned a lot about her, and she learned a lot about me from reading the book.^ I really learned a lot about her, and she learned a lot about me from reading the book.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ I have learned a lot about him.
  • Demons Dreaming :: Dave Batista Fanlist 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC demonsdreaming.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How To Make Tea In the last few months I’ve started learning about, and tasting lots of different international te...
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.She actually saw things from a different perspective from reading the book.^ She actually saw things from a different perspective from reading the book.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ This is the first time I’ve ever read a Superman book and actually felt that Lois had a living, breathing heart and actually cared about Clark Kent beyond the fact that he was Superman.
  • AICN COMICS REVIEWS SUPERMAN! GHOST RIDER! THE RETURN OF TALES FROM THE CREVICE! AND MUCH MORE!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

^ It was during this era that I actually dropped any and all Superman books I’d been reading.
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So that was definitely therapeutic."[129]
.He has numerous tattoos, including a large Chinese dragon on his back, red Kanji lettering on his upper left biceps which says "Angel" in tribute to his former wife Angie, a signature design on his upper right biceps, and a small Sun on his stomach which encircles his belly button.^ He has numerous tattoos , including a large Chinese dragon on his back, red Kanji lettering on his upper left biceps which says " Angel " in tribute to his former wife Angie , a signature design on his upper right biceps, and a small Sun on his stomach which encircles his belly button.
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

^ He has numerous tattoos, including a large Chinese dragon on his back, red Kanji lettering on his upper left biceps which says "Angel" in tribute to his former wife Angie, a signature design on his upper right biceps, and a small Sun on his Biography Credit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Bautista#Personal_life .
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ When asked about his ex-wife, Angie, he says "[we] have really become close again, which we really haven`t been in years.
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

[130] .He also has a tattoo on his arm of the flags of the Philippines and Greece merged into one.^ He sports a tattoo on one arm, an illustration that merges the flags of Greece and the Philippines into one.
  • Batista: 'Wrestling is storytelling' - Sports Aficionado 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC blogs.inquirer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He recently added a tattoo on his arm of the flags of the Philippines and Greece merged into one .
  • dave batista - Celebrities at Weblo.com 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.weblo.com [Source type: General]

.While taking time off due to injury in 2009, Batista had both upper arms covered in large, tribal style tattoos, including the word "soldier" on his right biceps.^ He has numerous tattoos, including a large Chinese dragon on his back, red Kanji lettering on his upper left biceps which says "Angel" in tribute to his former wife Angie, a signature design on his upper right biceps, and a small Sun on his Biography Credit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Bautista#Personal_life .
  • Dave Batista - Dating, Gossip, News, Dave Batista Photos 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ The Rock & Edge stood together during a tour of Australia in 2002 & Edge & Batista have faced off many times.
  • Dave Batista Height - 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ June 8, 2009--RAW : Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase destroyed Batista and "broke his arm" (written out of the script)..

In wrestling

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Batista delivering his finishing move, the Batista Bomb, to Finlay.

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Batista delivering a Spinebuster to Edge.

Championships and accomplishments

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Batista as World Heavyweight Champion in 2005.

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Batista during his second World Heavyweight Championship reign.

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