WWE Hall of Famer and current Hollywood star Dave Bautista is one of the most sought after actors in the business right now. He made a name for himself by portraying the role of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy film franchise. Batista always wanted a movie based on his character but it never came to fruition, which Marvel didn’t really find any need in, much to Batista’s dismay.
Before making it big as a Hollywood star, Batista made a name for himself as one of the top Superstars in WWE, as he was involved in some of the most iconic moments in the company’s history.
While speaking with SK Wrestling, former WCW wrestler and trainer Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker talked about the time he rejected Batista after a tryout held at the WCW Power Plant wrestling school. He did it as he was aware WCW simply couldn’t have utilized Batista well.
“You know what, WCW was set-up for training program there. He did come for a tryout, I did run him off but I knew WCW was not going to take him like he was. I thought I did him a great favor going to WWE because I sent him to the Cincinnati – whatever their training ground is. But he still holds it against me. But all things looking at it, it was the best thing to happen for him.
Well, it wasn’t necessarily him. It was most necessarily with WCW because they didn’t have a program for him to go.”
Batista signed with OVW in 2000 and made his WWE main roster debut in 2002, He would go on to win multiple World Titles and cement himself as one of the best pro wrestlers in the history of WWE.