Batista reveals what drove him to acting, advice from Steve Austin

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Batista is one of the most in-demand Hollywood stars today, and he’s on the list of most successful pro wrestling stars to cross over to acting. His involvement in the Marvel franchise has ensured he’s become a household name, and the scripts have been coming pretty constantly.

During a recent chat with GQ, the former WWE champion discussed his transition from pro wrestling to acting. He noted how he didn’t see himself getting equal opportunities to fellow golden boy John Cena, which played a part in his leaving the company.

“John Cena and I were both headlining shows. I was [the face of] SmackDown. He was Raw. But he was being used in [WWE-produced] films and television commercials and magazines, and I was just headlining shows. In fact, there was one point where he was off making a film and I was headlining both sets of shows and the pay-per-views. It was just a feeling of, ‘We’re not getting equal opportunities.”

Batista also revealed the advice Stone Cold Steve Austin gave him as he headed to Hollywood from WWE to make a name for himself:

“Before I left WWE, Stone Cold Steve Austin pulled me aside and said, ‘You’re going to get offers for horrible scripts. The money will be tempting. Don’t get caught in that trap.'”

Batista cast in new movie

The official trailer for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” has been released online and we see Batista once again.

Batista (Dave Bautista) returns as Drax the Destroyer in the movie which is scheduled to be released on May 5, 2024. The plot for the movie reads is as follows:

Batista and his stunt double

“Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own – a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful.”

The film is directed by James Gunn and also stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and more.



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