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8. Dave Batista

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8. Dave Batista
Dave Batista got a late start in professional wrestling but he had the look and size that was coveted by the WWE and a multi-faceted personality that allowed him to excel as both a face and as a heel in during his career.

He would quickly overcome a horrible debut as “Deacon Batista” and would become part of Triple H’s stable of Evolution and was catapulted into stardom. The muscle and monster of the group would break out before Randy Orton, and would headline Wrestlemania in Los Angeles in 2005.

Big Dave would be a headliner for the remainder of his days in the WWE and though his return in 2014 was not a successful one, his foray into Hollywood was and should he never return to wrestling he has nothing left to prove.

Notably, Batista was named to the 2020 WWE Hall of Fame, and when it was pushed to 2021 due to COVID, he withdrew due to his inability to attend the ceremony.  We are sure he will enter the Hall soon.

Should Dave Batista be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 76.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.2%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Leviathan
    Dave Batista
    Dave Bautista (Real Name)
  • Billed From: Washington D.C.
  • Key Championships Held: OVW Heavyweight
    WWE World Tag Team (3) 2w/Ric Flair & 1w/ John Cena
    WWE World Heavyweight (4)
    WWE Tag Team w/Rey Mysterio
    WWE Championship
    Royal Rumble Winner (2005 & 2014)
  • Why they will get in: He has done more than enough and still has good relationships with key WWE people.
  • Why they won't get in: It is possible that his acting career might make him too busy, and he has left on a sour note twice.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1. Wins the 2005 Royal Rumble last eliminating John Cena
    2. Defeated Triple H at Wrestlemania to win his first WWE World Heavyweight Championship (4/3/05)
    3. Defeated Triple H in a Hell in a Cell match and defended his World Heavyweight Championship (6/26/05)
    4. Lost to the Undertaker in an excellent World Title defense at Wrestlemania (4/1/07)
    5. Defeated the Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell Match at the Survivor Series (11/18/07)

Should Dave Batista be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 76.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.2%

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