Dave Batista



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David Michael Bautista, Jr. more famously known as "Batista" is a former American professional wrestler, bodybuilder, and actor who was born on January 18, 1969 in  WashingtonDC . He is the son of David Michael Bautista Sr., a Filipino and of Donna Raye Bautista, a Greek. His paternal grandparents were Filipino immigrants to  America . His grandfather used to serve in the military and worked as a barber and taxicab driver to make ends meet.

Batista admitted to stealing a car when he was just 13. His parents separated when he was still young and by the age of 17, he considered himself estranged from them. Despite this, he claimed that he was still proud of his parents. He worked as a regular bouncer in clubs. Batista was involved in a bar fight that left two patrons badly injured. He was arrested, tried, and sentenced to one year of probation.

Batista also worked as a lifeguard before pursuing bodybuilding. He was best known for his career as a wrestler, where he became a six-time champion. He is considered as the longest-reigning World Heavyweight Champion in the history of the WWE He has also joined forces with other wrestlers in competitive fights, winning the World Tag Team Championship twice with Ric Flair and once with John Cena. He also brought home the title WWE Tag Team Champion with Rey Mysterio. In 2005, he won the Royal Rumble match.

In 2012, he signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports  and was set to have his debut fight in mixed martial arts against Rashid Evans on October 6, 2012 but ended up fighting and  defeating Vince Lucero via TKO in the first round.

In the early 1990s, he married and had two daughters but the relationship eventually ended in divorce. In October 1998, he re-married but this also ended in divorce in 2006. Batista is a collector of vintage metal lunch boxes and considers a 1976 Green Hornet lunch box as his favorite because it had Bruce Lee on it. It was revealed in his autobiography Batista Unleashed that he got into a relationship with WWE Diva Melina Perez after he was divorced. He also admitted dating WWE Divas Kelly Kelly and Rosa Mendes.