Dave Michael Bautista - WWE

In the WWE or in wrestling Dave Bautista is commonly known for his ring name as “BATISTA” and has become four times World champion in the World of Wrestling Entertainment, one time WWE Tag Team Champion and 2005 winner for a Royal Rumble. Dave Michael Bautista his father was a Filipino and mother was a Greek. His grandparents were from the Philippines as his grandfather served in the military. Batista showed his pride of being a Filipino by having his own Phlippine Flag tattoo with a Greek Flag on his left arm, he was also a lifeguard before he had dreams of becoming a bodybuilder and now he will be remembered as “The Animal” DAVE BATISTA” with his finishing style “Batista Bomb”.

Bautista was born January 18, 1969 in Arlington, Virginia. His year of birth was disputed for several years. His website originally listed him as being born in 1969, while several contradictory news reports claimed that he was actually born in 1966. In March 2006, Batista stated in an interview that he was born in 1969. He confirms the same in his autobiography Batista Unleashed. He is of Filipino and Greek heritage. Bautista's father, David Michael Bautista, 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. Batista says he is not ashamed to admit he came from a poor family.

He has publicly admitted to having a hard life where, as before he was age nine, three murders occurred at his front lawn. As young as age 13, he was stealing automobiles. By age 17, Batista was considered estranged from his parents and on his own, despite admitting later that "I am proud of my parents. They are good, honest, hard-working folks. They taught me the values of working hard." 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. After a trial, Batista was sentenced to one year of probation. Batista was also a lifeguard before he had dreams of becoming a bodybuilder. He credits bodybuilding as possibly saving his life.

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2 Response to "Dave Michael Bautista - WWE"

  1. Jeanine M. says:
    January 20, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    Very interesting story. It sounds like he's been through a lot but he tries to rise above it all.

  2. sultan al7ana says:
    December 19, 2009 at 10:54 PM

    Bautista top man

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