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Batista & His Family At MLB Game (Photo), WWE Attendance #’s

– Here are the recent WWE attendance figures for September 5th through the 7th… * September 5th in Terre Haute, Indiana drew 3,600 fans * September 6th in Dayton, Ohio drew 3,300 fans * September 6th in Hampton, Virginia drew 3,000 fans * September 7th in State College, Pennsylvania drew 2,500 fans * September 7th in Salisbury, Maryland drew 2,500 fans – Former WWE Superstar...
Via WZR Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Zeb Colter Reacts To Ray Rice Issues, Batista’s Film Still #1, More

– As most of you know by now, NFL star Ray Rice was fired from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after video leaked showing him assaulting his then-fiance (they are now married – seriously!) earlier this year. Zeb Colter tweeted the following with WWE RAW being in Baltimore tonight: “TONIGHT #WWEBaltimore #RAW…JUST HEARD THAT SOME EX FOOTBALL PLAYER...
Via WZR Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Review of Batista Unleashed Book by Dave Batista and Jeremy Roberts

Released in 2008, Batista Unleashed takes a look at the life and times of "The Animal" David Bautista from the challenges growing up in a crime-ridden area of Washington D.C. to the journey he faced getting on the road to his meteoric rise in WWE.The book is 320 pages long, divided in 10 main chapters, and each chapter contains numerous short subsections ranging from half...
Via Smark Out Moment
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Batista talks failed WWE run, Daniel Bryan rumors and WrestleMania 30

I can’t imagine anyone as frustrated with the WWE in 2014 as Batista. His return at another time would have been big, yet timing wasn’t on his side this past January. Batista spoke on his frustrating six-month run to Chris Jericho on a recent podcast.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

A great story about Dave Batista as Drax influencing an Autistic child

http://sports-kings.com/ringkings/professional-wrestling/a-great-story-about-dave-batista-as-drax-influencing-an-autistic-child.html Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and much more. From funny videos to pictures we have it all
Via Sports-Kings
14 days ago  |  Discuss

A great story about Dave Batista as Drax influencing an Autistic child

Tickld.com has posted a great story about an autistic child’s connection with the Drax the Destroyer character in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ who was played by WWE star Dave Batista. The following is an excerpt form the really great and fantastic story, which you can read in full by clicking HERE. I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of...
Via Ring Kings
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Summerslam 2013 To WWE Summerslam 2014: It’s Been an Eventful Year

When you think back to WWE Summerslam 2013 compared to where we are today on the eve on this edition, WWE Summerslam 2014 basically a year later. So much has changed in the last year it is quite remarkable. Just stop and think about all that has changed in the span of a year. Daniel Bryan at this time last year was about to start his big run that would lead eventually to him being...
Via Between The Ropes
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Batista: “I’m the worst babyface in wrestling history.”

A Washington D.C. radio show, 106.7 The Fan, had the opportunity to talk with WWE Superstar and star of “Guardians of the Galaxy” Dave Batista in an impromptu phone interview Monday about the success of Guardians of the Galaxy, Roman Reigns, his feelings on being a babyface and more. You can check out the entire interview HERE. On Roman Reigns and The Shield: I thought...
Via Ring Kings
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nine pro wrestlers who went Hollywood

Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy, starring WWE’s Dave Bautista, opened to the tune of $94 million (projected) at the box office this past weekend. This puts Bautista, who goes by the ring name of simply “Batista,”right behind Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – Fast & Furious 6 scored $97.3 million in its opening weekend last spring – when it comes to the greatest...
Via Fight Booth
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Raw Recap: John Cena Returns, Stephanie Coming Back to Ring

On the latest podcast, Brian and Steve give their WWE Raw recap from last night including John Cena making his return after a week off to give an passionate promo about his upcoming match against Brock Lesnar at Summerslam, his match against Cesaro, Stephanie McMahon announcing her return to the ring against Brie Bella, the streak coming to an end and plenty more.  After rambling...
Via Between The Ropes
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE News: Batista On The Shield “I don’t think they’re ready to fly solo”

Dave Batista is in the UK to promote Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and recently spoke with Huffington Post UK. One key point is that he believes that the Shield breakup was far too soon. I firmly believe that they had plenty left in the tank with the trio of stars.  Below are some highlights: Whether Sting will wrestling in the WWE I don’t know – you know, they’ve been...
Via Wrestling News Depot
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Batista Close to Retirement, Wants Program with Triple H

It was back on June 2 when Batista “quit” the WWE after Triple H wouldn’t give him a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.  Now you have to wonder if he will ever get another shot at that title. That’s because Batista recently admitted in an interview with The Daily Mirror out of London that his WWE days are numbered now that is is 45 years old. It’s not ‘will...
Via Between The Ropes
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Batista says he will come back to WWE, but says retirement is near

While in the U.K. promoting “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Dave Batista told The Mirror that he intends to return to the WWE, but that at 45, he knows his career is not going to last much longer. It’s not, will I go back, it’s when will I go back. Hopefully it won’t be too far long. He said he would like to do a WrestleMania retirement match with Triple H, who was his career...
Via Ring Kings
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Batista: ‘I Look Like A Shaved Gorilla!’ + More

It was revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend that Marvel will go ahead with a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, set for release on July 28, 2017. Batista plays Drax the Destroyer and has been getting positive feedback in film reviews. If his character lives, it’s reasonable to assume that he’ll return for the sequel. Speaking of Batista and Guardians, he recently...
Via WZR Online
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Batista Praised For His Work In Guardians Of The Galaxy

IGN already has a review up for Guardians of the Galaxy, and WWE performer Dave Bautista gets some praise in the writeup. Check it out below… The film also has something of a secret weapon in Dave Bautista’s Drax. Barely glimpsed in the trailers, he has some of the film’s funniest lines, which Bautista delivers with deadpan wit and great timing.”
Via WZR Online
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE News: Mick Foley Speaks On Fans Booing Batista, Says He Deserves Better

When Batista left WWE in 2010 for almost four years, he was forced out due to injury. It wasn’t particularly a goal of his to pursue other endeavors, but he did and he succeeded. Batista is slated to appear in the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” film in August and has made a name for himself outside of the WWE. His peers, including “The Hardcore Legend” Mick Foley, are...
Via Wrestling News Depot
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mick Foley On Dave Batista – ‘He Deserved Better!’

Mick Foley has posted a new blog entry, here are the highlights… BATISTA DESERVED BETTER He was simply the wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time. Unfortunately for Dave Bautista (Batista), his return happened to be part of the perfect storm – the night WWE fans wanted Daniel Bryan – WWE Universe to walk out as the winner of the 2014 #RoyalRumble …and would settle...
Via WZR Online
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

10 best WWE matches of 2014

Through questionable booking, a stock market crash, fan discontent, and the unfortunate loss of JTG, WWE has provided audiences with, if nothing else, a lot of great in-ring action. Here are my personal picks for the ten best bouts so far in 2014.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Batista: ‘I Can Relate To Drax The Destroyer!’ + More

Credit: SuperHeroHype.com Dave Batista recently spoke about playing Drax The Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. Here are the highlights On Playing Drax the Destroyer: “I keep like not only thinking this but I keep hearing this over and over, that I was really born to play this part,” Bautista admitted. “I love putting on the make-up and everything and especially the fight...
Via WZR Online
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE’s ‘Monday Night Wars’ Update, Director Praises Batista

– WWE did not archive the Monday Night Wars preview episode in the VOD section of the WWE Network after it premiered. Programming always appears in the VOD section after it debuts, but WWE may simply be waiting until the end of the free preview week. – The Monday Night Wars series will officially debut in August. – More episodes of Saturday Night’s Main Event will be added...
Via WZR Online
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Batista talks WWE fan reaction, Daniel Bryan, and internet rumors

It’s hard not to take it personal when 15,000 fans are booing every move you make. That is why it should be of no surprise to read Batista tell WWE.com that not only was he surprised by fan reaction to his return, but he took it personally.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Batista talks WWE PG era

A brand new Batista WWE DVD is heading your way and WrestlingDVDNews.com has posted the first official trailer.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Batista Heavily Featured In Guardians Of The Galaxy Licensing

While Batista won’t be seen on RAW for the next few months, he’s going to be pretty much everywhere else. Variety reports that Marvel is going to be aggressive in its strategy of marketing Guardians of the Galaxy including several licensing partnerships that will heavily feature the entire cast, including Batista as Drax the Destroyer. The site notes that the studio has an action...
Via WZR Online
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Wrestlemania 30 Buyrate Higher Than Original Number

WWE Wrestlemania 30 buyrate was announced earlier today as the show drew 690,000 pay-per-view buys. The number doesn’t include the 667,000 subscribers that had the WWE Network at the time of the show. WWE originally reported the show doing around 400,000 buys. Wrestlemania 30 was built around Daniel Bryan defeating Triple H in the opening match and then submitting Batista to win...
Via Between The Ropes
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Shield Breaks Up, Batista Quits on WWE Raw

Brian and Steve are back to recap WWE Raw on the latest podcast including The Shield breaking up with Seth Rollins turning on the group and joining Evolution, where do they go from here between the two factions, Batista quitting and when and how he could come back, the situation with Daniel Bryan the WWE World Heavyweight Championship for the Money in the Bank PPV, the first qualifier...
Via Between The Ropes
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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