Trivia / Batista

  • Creative Differences: Batista claims that one factor that made his 2014 return so disappointing involved the WWE giving him storylines he didn't feel confident in (eg, making a Face–Heel Turn instead of just acting like a Heel to begin with). While he had no problem in doing things such as being the one submitted by Daniel Bryan and being part of two losses against The Shield with Evolution, he (and many fans) agreed that not having him return as the obvious conquering hero would have spared all parties involved some pretty terrible stuff like the Royal Rumble fiasco.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Botchtista.
    • And after what Santino Marella called him one time, the Manimal.
    • Upon his 2014 return, "Bootista" (in reference to the surfeit of boos he has thus far received) and "Potista" (owing to his resemblance to a potato).
    • After Payback 2014, "Bluetista" (Dave wore a bright blue outfit when everyone else involved in the match was wearing black and white).
  • Old Shame:
    • His first WWE stint as "Deacon Batista", the sidekick of Reverend D-Von (a.k.a. D-Von Dudley).
    • And his OVW run as "Leviathan".
    • Regarding his movie roles, he admitted that his performance in Wrong Side of Town helped him realize he still needed to take a lot of acting lessons before he could become an actual movie star.
  • One of Us: Batista has expressed interest in science fiction, superhero stories (culminating with him acting in one set in space), and Shakespeare (whose works he had to read during his acting lessons). His collection of vintage lunchboxes might also sound geeky to wrestling fans, especially since he can identify them by year.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • His first World Title run was supposed to end twice, long before it did.
      • First, it would have ended at the hands of Muhammad Hassan. Hassan being banned from UPN after the London Bombing scandal prevented this.
      • It was then supposed to end in November 2005, in a triple threat match involving Randy Orton and Eddie Guerrero (with reports varying as to which man would've taken the title). This was stopped by Guerrero's death.
    • Batista's gimmick was originally supposed to be that he was angry all of the time because he was a Child by Rape. Thankfully Evolution happened instead.
    • Regarding Batista's movie career, he landed a role in the Manny Pacquiao vehicle Wapakman, as the Big Bad. However, this movie would have conflicted with his WWE schedule.
    • Batista filmed a cameo for the 2016 Melissa McCarthy vehicle The Boss, as a Boy Scout troop leader whose troop gets into a fight with McCarthy's character's Girl Scout troop. This cameo apparently got cut during a reshoot of the ending, turning it into a Missing Trailer Scene. The DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD versions include it as an Alternate Ending, a sample of which Universal shared here.
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