10 Quick facts about:Dave Batista

1.Batista tried out at the WCW Power Plant, but was told he would never make it in the wrestling business by Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker.

2.He became a regular bouncer for clubs until he was arrested after a fight that left two patrons injured, one of which was rendered unconscious.After a trial, he was sentenced to one year of probation.

3.He will be appearing in the reboot of the 1989 martial arts film Kickboxer.

4.He criticized SmackDown!, stating, “I’ve watched their tapings live and it seems like a lot of the guys couldn’t care less. There’s a lack of passion and pride. There are guys on both shows who are lazy, couldn’t care less and show no dedication.”

5.It was reported that Batista got into a real-life fistfight with Booker T. The incident was reported on WWE.com, with both men telling their sides of the story. 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. It was said that wrestlers backstage were praising Booker for speaking his mind to Batista about his attitude.

6. He is a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under the tutelage of Cesar Gracie.

7.Batista was expected to make his MMA debut against Rashid Evans on 6 October 2012 at Classic Entertainment and Sports: Real Pain in Providence, Rhode Island. However, on 1 October 2012, it was announced that Evans was forced out of the bout after a probation violation landed him back in jail. With Batista’s MMA debut still on for the event, Evans was replaced by journeyman and 40 fight veteran Vince Lucero. Batista would go on to win the fight by TKO at 4:05 in the first round

8.He is the longest-reigning World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history

9.he is best friends with rey mysterio

10.Batista an avid collector of vintage metal lunch boxes. He admits his favorite is the 1967 Green Hornet lunch box, as it has Bruce Lee on it. This collection started when he bought his former wife Angie an ET lunchbox and she did not want to break it, so he bought a second one.

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