Dave Bautista, also known as Dave Batista, is a former professional wrestler turned actor who has had a successful career in Hollywood. After gaining prominence as a WWE superstar, Batista transitioned into acting like Dwayne Johnson and John Cena and made a name for himself in the film industry. As a matter of fact, The Animal achieved legendary status during his time in the WWE with countless accolades.
Dave Bautista‘s breakthrough role came in 2014 when he portrayed Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film “Guardians of the Galaxy”. His performance was widely praised, and he quickly became a fan favorite. Batista reprised his role in the subsequent MCU movies as well. Apart from his work in the MCU, he has appeared in various other films, showcasing his range as an actor.
Some of Dave’s notable roles include Mr. Hinx in the James Bond film “Spectre” (2015), and Sapper Morton in “Blade Runner 2049” (2017). He has also been cast in high-profile projects such as Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” (2021). After achieving great success in his previous roles, Bautista reprised his role of “Drax” in the latest MCU movie “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3“.
Congratulations @DaveBautista! ❤️
We all miss you. pic.twitter.com/fjKu8i8fzy
— WWE (@WWE) May 9, 2023
The movie was released worldwide on May 5, 2023, and got a great reception from fans and critics alike. Furthermore, the film is also performing well at the box office. As of now, the movie is reaching the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office. Apart from the business standpoint, the cast and crew, including Bautista are getting praise for their performance from all over the world including WWE.
WWE congratulated the former World Champion on his latest movie becoming No.1 on the Worldwide box office. Moreover, WWE also remembered Batista with a heartfelt message.
WWE Universe also expressed their love for Dave Batista
The tweet by WWE read, “Congratulations @DaveBautista!” with an emotional message, “We all miss you”. Before the tweet, WWE also congratulated him during Monday Night Raw this week. Moreover, Dave Bautista has not wrestled or appeared on WWE since 2019. And fans undoubtedly miss him and want to see him on WWE TV. Fans all over the world also commended Bautista on his success while reacting to WWE’s tweet.
Yes we do.
— Xylot Themes (@XylotThemes) May 9, 2023
Cool, now induct him into the hall of fame next year
— 浪人 (@imzvt) May 9, 2023
— Parallel Recon (@Recons) May 9, 2023
So well deserved! Congratulations Sir!
— Creating Heat (@CreatingHeat) May 9, 2023
My goat batista. Too bad he’s officially done with wwe now
— ram (@CallmeduskQ) May 9, 2023
On top of that, The Animal’s last match in the WWE was against Triple H at WrestleMania 35 in 2019. Following his loss in the match, Dave has not announced his retirement from the ring as of yet. However, it is unlikely that he would come back to wrestle once again amidst his successful acting career. Meanwhile, fans are expecting Batista to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame sometime in the future.