Batista Breaks Silence On WrestleMania Match

Dave Bautista, better known to WWE fans as Batista, is preparing to say goodbye to the Drax the Destroyer character. Batista is a veteran WWE star who is currently focussing on his acting career. The former world champion wrapped up his in-ring career at WrestleMania 35 when he lost to Triple H in a match that received more appreciation over time. It was a classic against his longtime faction member and rival, and the only opponent that The Animal wanted to face to end his career in professional wrestling. Batista won’t return to the ring at WrestleMania 39.



He recently concluded his role as Drax in Guardians of The Galaxy. It was the same role that gave him his breakout in Hollywood.

He made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the 2014 “Guardians of the Galaxy” film before appearing in other MCU movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame, Thor Love & Thunder. After the 2014 film, his Hollywood career took off. He played the character in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and will bid farewell to the character in “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3.”

Batista opens up on ending his pro wrestling career

Bautista appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night to promote his upcoming film, M. Night Shyamalan’s “Knock at the Cabin,” which will be released on Friday. During it, he compared the end of his Drax run to the end of his pro wrestling career:

“Yeah, it’s weird. I don’t know why it’s like news. So this is my seventh film as Drax and my third Guardians. It was like our trilogy. That’s kind of what we all signed up for, to do a trilogy, and I think this is going to be the last version of our Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s hard (to walk away), but it’s time. It’s the perfect exit. We had those perfect kind of character arcs and such a storybook ending. I constantly relate it to the way I ended my wrestling career. I ended it on a storybook note, and I would never go back and tarnish that. And it’s the same with this with Drax. I just got to end the perfect way. I would never sign up for another job as Drax just to get a paycheck. I would tarnish that, and I won’t do it,” Bautista stated.

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
A dedicated pro wrestling follower for more than a decade

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