Batista Training Before SummerSlam In Photo

The former WWE star Batista had attained a lot in his wrestling career and he is now tasting success in the world of Hollywood as an actor. While, he is retired from in-ring competition, it is no secret that he hit the extra hours in the gym. The former MMA star might have called it a day for squared circle, he has not stopped training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. ‘The Animal’ was recently spotted with Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP). The two-time WWE United States Champion shared a picture of himself, Batista, and former UFC fighter Matt Arroyo, with the following caption:



“I had a great time training with Professor Matt and Dave this evening! Good technique and quality rounds! I needed that! #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #grapplers #bjjlife #legitaf” stated MVP.

Interestingly, the WrestleMania main-eventer has an MMA record of 1-0. MVP is no stranger to combat sports either, as he won a Brazilian jiu-jitsu world championship just before the TLC event back in 2020.

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. It wasn’t announced beforehand that it would be his retirement match as he didn’t want to take Kurt Angle’s moment away, with the latter also having his farewell match at the same event.

Batista recently concluded his role as Drax in Guardians of The Galaxy. It was the same role that gave him his breakout in Hollywood. The multi-time world champion was originally supposed to be the headlining inductee of the Hall of Fame Class of 2020. However, WWE canceled the 2020 Hall of Fame due to the pandemic, and prior commitments were the reason why they couldn’t induct him in the last year.

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
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