Dave Batista - updates

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Batista headlines Wrestlemania...whether you like it or not

Apr 06, 2014 - 12:01 AM

For the second time in his career Dave Batista will appear in the main event of Wrestlemania on Sunday Monday PH time but this time under less celebrated circumstances

REALITY ERA LASHBACK. Former six-time world champion Dave Batista will headline Wrestlemania once more, much to the fans' chagrin. Photo from Batista's Facebook

PWR: Reviving pro wrestling in the Philippines

Mar 09, 2014 - 3:39 AM

A group of hardcore fans are leading a revolution to reintroduce homegrown professional wrestling to the Philippines

READY TO RUMBLE. PWR wrestlers pose for a group photo after their training session at the AFP Gym in Taguig City on March 2. (From left to right) PWR creative and business head Mikers Litton, PWR head trainer Mark “Bombay” Suarez, Ken Warren, Chris Panzer, Mayhem Brannigan, JDL, Rommel Garcia (front). Photo by Nelson Aman Jr.

WATCH: WWE star Batista brings back the bad guy at Smackdown

Mar 02, 2014 - 5:01 PM

With his babyface routine failing to pay dividends in his WWE return Dave Batista finally turned heel on this past week s Smackdown

A REASON TO BOO. Dave Batista at Marvel's "Guardians of The Galaxy" press line during Comic-Con International last July. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

'Animal' tamed: Why Batista is getting 'X-Pac Heat'

Feb 16, 2014 - 4:35 AM

Batista s return to the WWE hasn t gone as smooth as the company would ve wanted Rappler s sports editor Ryan Songalia examines the reasons why

Batista showing off the World Heavyweight title during a 2008 promotional tour in India. Photo by EPA

Batista wins WWE Royal Rumble, will headline WrestleMania XXX

Jan 27, 2014 - 10:44 PM

Dave Batista remained the last man standing in his first match after a nearly four year hiatus from the professional wrestling scene winning the 2014 World Wrestling Entertainment Royal Rumble on Monday morning

NEXT STOP: WRESTLEMANIA. Dave Batista, shown here during a 2008 WWE promotional event in New Delhi, India, is heading to Wrestlemania XXX. Photo by EPA/STR

Watch: Batista returns to WWE Raw, confronts Orton and Del Rio

Jan 21, 2014 - 12:27 PM

Dave Batista returns to WWE Raw for the first time in four years putting WWE World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton on notice before returning later in the show to Batista Bomb Alberto Del Rio

THE ANIMAL IS BACK. Dave Batista, shown here during a 2008 WWE promotional event in New Delhi, India, made his long awaited return to the company on Monday. Photo by EPA/STR

Batista's five greatest WWE moments

Jan 20, 2014 - 9:08 AM

With Dave Batista set to return to WWE after nearly 4 years away Rappler s Ryan Songalia counts down 5 of his greatest moments with the company

THE ANIMAL IS BACK. Dave Batista flexes his muscles during a visit to Mumbai for a WWE event in September 2008. Photo by EPA/STR

WWE legend The Iron Sheik talks Philippines, Pac-Floyd, jabronis

Jan 11, 2014 - 2:37 PM

Rappler speaks with former WWE champion The Iron Sheik about his career visiting the Philippines who he thinks wins between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather and more

CAMEL CLUTCH: WWE legend Iron Sheik poses backstage at Power 96.1's Jingle Ball 2013 at Philips Arena on December 11, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Ben Rose/Getty Images/AFP

Batista signs two-year deal with WWE - report

Jan 10, 2014 - 6:02 AM

WWE wrestler Dave Batista has reportedly signed a two year full time contract with the company following a three year absence from sports entertainment

THE ANIMAL RETURNS. Batista tosses John Cena over the top rope to win the 2005 Royal Rumble. Will Batista repeat that feat later this month? Photo courtesy Batista's official Facebook page

Vin voices 'Groot' in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Aug 14, 2013 - 8:54 PM

Diesel lends his voice to a talking space tree

CONFIRMED. Diesel deals with Marvel