Batista

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[Disciples of Synn] [DVon & Batista] [Evolution]

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Title History

  • OVW World Heavyweight title defeating Machine [Doug Basham] (November 28, 2001);
  • (WWE) World Tag Team titles w/Ric Flair defeating The Dudley Boyz in a Tag Team Turmoil match (Armageddon 2003);
  • (WWE) World Tag Team titles w/Ric Flair defeating Booker T and Rob Van Dam (RAW – March 22, 2004);
  • (WWE) World Heavyweight title defeating Triple H (Wrestlemania 21 – April 3, 2005);
  • WWE Tag Team titles w/Rey Mysterio defeating Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro (SmackDown! – December 16, 2005);
  • (WWE) World Heavyweight title defeating King Booker w/Queen Sharmell (Survivor Series – November 26, 2006);
  • (WWE) World Heavyweight title defeating The Great Khali and Rey Mysterio (Unforgiven – September 16, 2007);
  • (WWE) World Tag Team titles w/John Cena defeating Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. (RAW – August 4, 2008);
  • (WWE) World Heavyweight title defeating Chris Jericho (Cyber Sunday – October 26, 2008);
  • WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Heavyweight title defeating Randy Orton (Extreme Rules – June 7, 2009);
  • WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Heavyweight title defeating John Cena (Elimination Chamber – February 21, 2010);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning

  • David Batista’s father was Filipino (which means he was from the Philippines).
  • David Batista grew up in the Washington DC area and often worked as a bouncer at many clubs in the area.
  • David Batista got into wrestling after meeting Road Warrior Animal and Curt Hennig at a body building show in Minneapolis.
  • David Batista went to the WCW Power Plant for a tryout, where they told him he’d never make it in the Wrestling business.
  • David Batista went to WWF, who directed him to the Wild Samoan Wrestling School where he was trained by Afa.
  • David Batista was then signed to a WWE developmental deal and assigned to Jim Cornette‘s Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville.

Ohio Valley Wrestling – Leviathan

  • Leviathan was a member of OVW’s Disciples of Synn.
  • August 24, 2000 – NWA OVW TV: Leviathan defeated Johnny Spade.
  • October 13, 2000 – NWA OVW Night of the Demon: Leviathan defeated The Big Show.
  • October 17, 2000 – NWA OVW: Leviathan defeated BJ Payne.
  • October 19, 2000 – NWA OVW TV: Leviathan defeated Shelton Benjamin.
  • January 16, 2001 – NWA OVW X-Rated: Bar Brawl: Leviathan defeated Guido and Vito Andretti in a handicap match.
  • January 31, 2001 – NWA OVW Christmas Chaos: Kane defeated Leviathan.
  • March 2, 2001 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Leviathan defeated Prototype (the future John Cena) by disqualification.
  • April 4, 2001 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Leviathan w/Synn defeated Bull Buchanan.
  • May 19, 2001 – Jakked: Leviathan defeated Nick Dinsmore in a dark match.
  • June 28, 2001 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: The Undertaker and Kane defeated Leviathan and Diamond Dallas Page by disqualification.
  • July 28, 2001 – NWA OVW: Brock Lesnar defeated Leviathan.
  • October 27, 2001 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Leviathan defeated Shelton Benjamin.
  • November 29, 2001 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Leviathan defeated Machine to win the OVW Heavyweight title.
  • January 12, 2001 – NWA OVW TV: Leviathan defeated Scotty Sabre.
  • January 19, 2002 – NWA OVW TV: Leviathan defeated D-Lo Brown to retain the OVW heavyweight title.
  • February 2, 2002 – NWA OVW TV: Leviathan defeated Mr. Black.
  • February 16, 2002 – Jakked: Shelton Benjamin defeated Leviathan in a dark match.
  • February 16, 2002 – NWA OVW TV: Leviathan defeated Mark Jindrak.
  • February 20, 2002 – OVW: The Prototype w/Kenny Bolin defeated Leviathan w/Synn to win the OVW Heavyweight Title.
  • February 23, 2002 – Jakked: Spike Dudley and Tazz defeated Leviathan and Brock Lesnar in a dark match.
  • February 24, 2002 – HEAT: Leviathan and Mr. Perfect defeated Randy Orton and Shelton Benjamin in a dark match.
  • March 31, 2002 – Tojo Yamamoto Memorial Show: Leviathan defeated Bruiser Graham.
  • April 5, 2002 – OVW Spring Breakout: Leviathan defeated Johnny Jeter and Chris Cage in a handicap match.
  • April 20, 2002 – OVW TV: Leviathan defeated Sean O’Haire.
  • April 23, 2002 – HWA: Leviathan defeated Sean O’Haire.
  • May 11, 2002 – OVW: OVW heavyweight champion The Prototype defeated Leviathan to retain the title.
  • May 31, 2002 – OVW Six Flags: Seven defeated Leviathan.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Deacon Batista

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista on RAW

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista The Return

World Wrestling Entertainment – Bastista the Superstar:

  • January 3, 2005 – RAW: Batista defeated Chris Benoit and continued to look extremely impressive!
  • January 9, 2005 – New Year’s Revolution: Triple H won his 2nd Elimination Chamber match to recapture the World Heavyweight title.
  • ~~~Triple H beat Randy Orton and Batista and Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho and Edge (Shawn Michaels was guest referee).
  • January 10, 2005 – RAW: Randy Orton defeated Batista in a #1 Contenders match after botched interference by Triple H.
  • January 17, 2005 – RAW: defeated Viscera (who is still being billed as a major threat).
  • January 24, 2005 – RAW: defeated La Resistance in a Handicap Royal Rumble Qualifying match.
  • January 30, 2005 – Royal Rumble: entered at #27 and made it down to the final 2 with John Cena when they both hit the floor!
  • ~~~The match was restarted by Vince McMahon, and he eventually tossed John Cena over the top rope to WIN THE RUMBLE!
  • January 31, 2005 – RAW: Dave is faced with the decision over which title he’ll challenge – HHH’s World title, or JBL’s WWE title?!
  • ~~~Triple H ‘seemed’ enthusiastic about facing Batista at Wrestlemania, but a JBL interview played on the screen insulting Batista.
  • February 7, 2005 – RAW in Japan: Batista squashed Maven and celebrated until an interview with Big Show came up on the big.
  • February 14, 2005 – RAW: Batista w/Triple H vs Edge ended in a no contest when JBL’s limousine pulled into the parking lot.
  • ~~~Evolution ran to the parking lot, where Dave found himself in the path of the limousine, but HHH tackled him out of harms way!
  • February 17, 2005 – Smackdown!: RAW’s Batista shows up and smashed JBL’s limousine to bits with a baseball bat and then drives off.
  • ~~~JBL’s Cabinet (Bashams and Jordan) ran backstage to get Dave, leaving JBL in the ring to get attacked by The Big Show!!
  • ~~~JBL’s Cabinet came running back to beat down The Big Show until Batista ran to the ring and cleaned house on JBL’s Cabinet!
  • February 20, 2005 – No Way Out: He showed up at the end of the show to save Big Show from a beat down from JBL’s Cabinet.
  • February 21, 2005 – RAW: Triple H confessed to Ric Flair that he orchestrated all of the things that have been happening to Batista.
  • ~~~Dave, however, was listening outside the door, on the night that he was to choose between a RAW contract and SD! contract.
  • ~~~Dave gave Triple H the ‘thumbs down’ and signed the RAW contract to secure a World Heavyweight title match at WM21.
  • February 25, 2005 – Live Event @ MSG: Randy Orton and Batista beat Triple H and Ric Flair (Birthday Boy) in a Steel Cage Match.
  • February 28, 2005 – RAW: He was doing an in-ring interview with Jim Ross when he was interrupted by Triple H and Ric Flair.
  • ~~~Dave gave Ric Flair a vicious spine buster, while Triple H stayed on the apron, too scared to confront him.
  • March 7, 2005 – RAW: Batista defeated Ric Flair (HHH attacked with a sledgehammer but Dave pulled it away and HHH retreated).
  • March 14, 2005 – RAW: Triple H defeated Chris Benoit in a “Pick Your Poison” match (HHH’s opponent chosen by Batista).
  • ~~~In the main event: Batista beat Gene Snitsky by disqualification when Ric Flair and Triple H interfered – – KANE ran down to make the SAVE!
  • March 21, 2005 – RAW: Batista beat Kane in a “Pick Your Poison” Lumberjack match (Batista’s opponent chosen by HHH).
  • ~~~Triple H also got to choose the Lumberjacks (all heels) who repeatedly assaulted Kane and Batista throughout the match!
  • March 28, 2005 – RAW: Triple H and Batista met in the ring for an organized “Face-to-face” confrontation with Eric Bischoff present.
  • ~~~Triple H cut a long promo on Batista, who had two simple things to say: 1) He’ll take the World title, and 2) HHH is an asshole!
  • ~~~Triple H broke his promise to remain peaceful and slapped Batista, resulting in a very intense pull apart brawl!
  • April 3, 2005 – Wrestlemania 21: Batista defeated Triple H to capture the World Heavyweight title..
  • April 4, 2005 – RAW: defeated Randy Orton (after admitting shoulder injury) to retain the World Heavyweight title.
  • April 2005: Batista, age 39, signed a new five-year contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.
  • April 18, 2005 – RAW: Jim Ross defeated Triple H in a NO DQ match when Dave knocked HHH out and placed JR’s arm on his chest!
  • April 25, 2005 – RAW: Batista defeated Christian to retain the World title despite interference from Coach, Triple H and Ric Flair!
  • ~~~After the match, Triple H attacked Dave and they brawled briefly until Triple H hit a Pedigree!!!!!!!
  • May 1, 2005 – Backlash: Batista defeated Triple H to retain the World Heavyweight title…….
  • May 2, 2005 – RAW: Chris Benoit defeated Triple H in a “Gold Rush Tournament” match by Tap Out Submission.
  • ~~~Dave came down to ringside and laughed at HHH after pulling the rope back so he couldn’t reach it, resulting in the tap out!
  • May 9, 2005 – RAW: Triple H walks out on RAW, claiming he’ll sit at home and watch Batista FAIL as World Heavyweight champion.
  • May 16, 2005 – RAW: Christian and Tyson Tomko assaulted Ric Flair after a match until Dave ran down to make the save!
  • May 23, 2005 – RAW: Batista defeated Edge w/Lita to retain the World title (Ric Flair helped stop Christian and Tomko from interfering).
  • ~~~After the match, Triple H made his return, and Ric Flair low-blowed Dave and HHH destroyed him with a sledgehammer!!!
  • May 30, 2005 – RAW: Muhammad Hassan defeated Batista by DQ after Dave “took his frustrations out” on Hassan and Daivari.
  • June 6, 2005 – RAW: Triple H and Dave signed contracts to meet in a Hell in a Cell match at Vengeance 2005.
  • June 20, 2005 – RAW: Batista defeated Kurt Angle by DQ when HHH and Ric Flair interfered and they triple-teamed Batista.
  • ~~~Shawn Michaels made the save | Triple H and Kurt Angle w/Ric Flair defeated Batista and Shawn Michaels (HHH pinned Batista).
  • June 26, 2005 – Vengeance: Batista defeated Triple H in a vicious Hell in a Cell match to retain the World Heavyweight title.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Drafted to Smackdown!:

  • June 30, 2005 – Smackdown!: JBL beat Christian and Undertaker and Booker T and Chris Benoit and Muhammad Hassan in a 6-WAY.
  • ~~~John Layfield was under the impression that he won the new Smackdown! title (since the WWE had been drafted to RAW).
  • ~~~General Manager Theodore Long showed up and revealed that JBL had actually won #1 Contendership to Batista’s World title!
  • July 7, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista defeated Christian in a NON TITLE match with a Demon-bomb.
  • July 14, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista defeated Orlando Jordan in a NON TITLE match (JBL gave Batista a Clothesline from hell after!)
  • July 21, 2005 – Smackdown!: JBL threw himself a party to celebrate his victory at Great American Bash (which is six days away).
  • ~~~”The Animal” crashed the party and gave Orlando Jordan a spinebuster, while John Bradshaw Layfield escaped with his life!
  • July 24, 2005 – Great American Bash: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Orlando Jordan defeated Batista by DQ (Batista retains World title).
  • August 4, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista and JBL signed their contract for Summerslam and JBL chose to make it No Holds Barred!
  • August 11, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista defeated Christian by DQ after John Layfield vicious attacked Batista with a chair!
  • August 18, 2005 – Smackdown!: John Layfield destroyed Sho Funaki in a No Holds Barred Match until Batista made the save!
  • August 21, 2005 – Summerslam: Batista defeated John Bradshaw Layfield in a No Holds Barred match to retain the World title.
  • August 25, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista and Chris Benoit and Rey Mysterio defeated John Layfield and Orlando Jordan and Eddie Guerrero.
  • September 1, 2005 – Smackdown!: defeated Simon Dean in a NON TITLE match.
  • September 9, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista defeated John Bradshaw Layfield in a Bull Rope Match to retain the World title!

World Wrestling Entertainment – vs Eddie Guerrero:

  • September 16, 2005 – Smackdown!: Palmer Cannon undermined-ed GM Long’s authority and named Eddie Guerrero as #1 Contender!
  • ~~~Eddie Guerrero then came out and told Dave there was no reason they couldn’t go into the match as best friends.
  • ~~~Later that night: Batista defeated Cruiserweight Champion Nunzio in a “Champion vs Champion” match.
  • September 23, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista and Eddie Guerrero defeated MNM (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro w/Melina Perez).
  • ~~~Eddie Guerrero, who was supposed to have food poisoning, sat out the match until the end and stole the pin fall from Dave!
  • September 30, 2005 – Smackdown!: The Legion of Doom vs Batista and Eddie Guerrero was a No Contest after MNM interfered.
  • ~~~Eddie Guerrero accidentally whacked Dave with a chair, but tossed it to Mercury, who took the brunt of Batista’s anger!
  • October 3, 2005 – WWE Homecoming: Batista and Chris Benoit and Rey Mysterio vs John Layfield and Eddie Guerrero and Christian.
  • ~~~This match was added to showcase SD!’s talent, but it was “cancelled” when Eric Bischoff came out and turned the lights off!
  • ~~~At the end of the night, SD! got its revenge by instigating an interpromotional brawl just as the show went off the air.
  • October 7, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista and Chris Benoit and Rey Mysterio defeated John Layfield and Christian and Eddie Guerrero.
  • October 9, 2005 – No Mercy: Batista defeated Eddie Guerrero to retain the World title! (shook hands afterwards).
  • October 21, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista and Eddie Guerrero vs Randy Orton and Mr. Kennedy ended in a No Contest!
  • October 28, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista and Eddie Guerrero and Roddy Piper beat Randy Orton and Bob Orton and Ken Kennedy.
  • October 31, 2005 – RAW: The Coach brought in Goldust and they challenged any Smackdown! wrestler for Taboo Tuesday.
  • ~~~Dave came down and fought with The Coach and Goldust until Big Van Vader came down and destroyed Batista!
  • November 1, 2005 – Taboo Tuesday: Batista defeated Jonathan Coachman w/Goldust and Big Van Vader in a Street Fight!
  • ~~~Fans Chose The Stipulation Of Match: 1) Verbal Debate, 2) Arm Wrestling, or 3) Street Fight (91%).
  • November 4, 2005 – Smackdown!: MNM (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro w/Melina Perez) defeated Batista and Eddie Guerrero.
  • ~~~Eddie Guerrero frog-splashed Melina, but Mercury knocked Eddie out with a pair of brass knuckles and pinned him to win!
  • November 11, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista (SD!) vs Edge w/Lita (RAW) in an Interpromotional Street Fight ended in a No Contest.
  • ~~~Chris Masters and Eric Bischoff lured Team SD! away from the building, so Kane and Big Show interfered unopposed.
  • ~~~Kane and Big Show went to the ring and attacked Dave and gave him the double-choke-slam-from-hell in the ring!
  • ~~~The final chokeslam actually injured his back legit and he might be out of action for a while.
  • November 18, 2005 – SD! Eddie Guerrero Tribute: Dave drove Eddie’s low-rider to ringside and placed the World title on the hood.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista:

  • November 21, 2005 – RAW: Team RAW and Team Smackdown! met up in the parking lot and Batista was chokeslammed on a car!
  • ~~~Shawn Michaels vs John Layfield in a Lumberjack match ended in a No Contest (Team RAW and Team SD! as Lumberjacks).
  • ~~~During the post match brawl: Batista ran down with his shoulder wrapped and attacked Kane and Big Show with a rod!
  • November 25, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista vs Randy Orton was a No Contest when a massive RAW vs SD! brawl broke out ringside!
  • ~~~The Big Show and Kane over-powered Batista and destroyed him by chokeslamming him through the Announce Table!!
  • November 27, 2005 – Survivor Series: Team Smackdown! defeated Team RAW in an Elimination match (Randy Orton sole survivor!).
  • ~~~Team Smackdown! consisted of Batista, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, John Bradshaw Layfield, Bobby Lashley.
  • ~~~Team RAW consisted of Shawn Michaels, The Big Show, Kane, Carlito Cool and “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters.
  • December 2, 2005 – Smackdown!: The Big Show and Kane beat John Bradshaw Layfield and Rey Mysterio when JBL walked out on Rey!
  • ~~~Kane and The Big Show destroyed Rey Mysterio and continued the assault after the match until Batista made the save!
  • December 9, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista and Rey Mysterio defeated John Bradshaw Layfield and Orlando Jordan w/Jillian Hall.
  • December 16, 2005 – SD!: Melina Perez had sex with Dave hoping he’d cancel his match, but he said “Thanks for the warm-up!”
  • ~~~LATER ON: Batista and Rey Mysterio defeated MNM (Mercury and Nitro w/Melina) to capture the WWE Tag Team titles!
  • December 18, 2005 – Armageddon: The Big Show and Kane (RAW Tag Champs) defeated Batista and Rey Mysterio (SD! Tag Champs).
  • December 30, 2005 – Smackdown!: Melina Perez held an Press Conference to announce a Sexual Harassment lawsuit against Dave!
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: MNM (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro w/Melina Perez) beat Rey Mysterio and Batista to win the Tag Team titles!
  • ~~~Late in the match, World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry returned and destroyed Batista with a Gorilla-press Slam!
  • January 6, 2006 – SD!: Dave hosted a press conference and denied Melina‘s claims and had a confrontation with Mark Henry.
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: MNM (Mercury and Nitro w/Melina) defeated Batista and Rey Mysterio in a Cage to retain the Tag Team titles!
  • ~~~Mark Henry showed up during the match and used his strength to break into the Steel Cage and destroyed Batista.
  • January 8, 2006 – Live Event (SD! crew): Batista beat Mark Henry by DQ to retain the World title (Batista suffered a torn tricep).
  • ~~~He will be out of action and there is probably no chance for him to be back in time for Wrestlemania 22.
  • January 10, 2006 – Smackdown!: Dave gave an emotional speech about being injured and had to surrender the World title.

Batista’s rehab:

  • January 12, 2005: Dave underwent surgery by Dr. Jeffrey Dugas to reattach his torn right tricep in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • February 19, 2006 – No Way Out: Dave made an appearance to talk about his rehab and said he’d take his World title back.
  • May 7, 2006 – Maryland Championship Wrestling: Dave was there to sign autographs.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista vs Fit Finlay:

World Wrestling Entertainment – World Heavyweight Champion:

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Road to WrestleMania 23:

  • February 2, 2007 – SmackDown!: Batista asked Royal Rumble Winner The Undertaker to make a decision but he refused.
  • February 5, 2007 – RAW: The Undertaker chose to challenge Batista for the World Heavyweight title at WrestleMania 23.
  • February 9, 2007 – SmackDown!: Batista defeated Mr. Ken Kennedy to retain the World Heavyweight title.
  • ~~~After the match: The Undertaker showed up on the stage and gazed down at Batista who held the World title up!
  • February 12, 2007 – RAW: John Cena and Shawn Michaels and Undertaker and Batista beat Edge and Randy Orton and Mr.Kennedy and MVP.
  • February 16, 2007 – SmackDown!: The Undertaker and Batista defeated Rated RKO (Edge and Randy Orton).
  • February 18, 2007 – No Way Out: Shawn Michaels and John Cena defeated The Undertaker and Batista in the main event.
  • ~~~He turned on The Undertaker and nailed him with a Spine-buster and watched as The Undertaker got pinned.
  • February 23, 2007 – SmackDown!: Batista said he respected The Undertaker but claimed that he was not intimidated by him.
  • March 2, 2007 – SmackDown!: Batista repeated that he was not intimidated but became the victim of some Undertaker mind games.
  • March 9, 2007 – SmackDown!: Batista (World Heavyweight Champion) defeated Kane with a Batista-bomb in a Non-title match!
  • March 16, 2007 – SmackDown!: Batista was a guest on Miz TV and gave Mike Mizanin a Batista-bomb for playing a joke on him!
  • ~~~Later that night: Batista sat at ringside while The Undertaker had a match with King Booker w/Queen Sharmell.
  • March 23, 2007 – SmackDown!: The Undertaker defeated Fit Finlay and King Booker by Disqualification in a Handicap match
  • ~~~Booker and Finlay took out Undertaker’s partner, Batista before the match. Batista ran down after the match to save Taker.
  • ~~~They both set up for power-bombs but when Undertaker lifted Finlay, Batista shoved Booker into Taker knocking him over!
  • March 26, 2007 – RAW: The Undertaker and Batista defeated Shawn Michaels and John Cena in a wild and crazy tag team match.
  • ~~~The Undertaker walked out on Batista and Shawn Michaels surprised John Cena with a superkick out of nowhere!
  • March 30, 2007 – SmackDown!: The Undertaker had a “face to face” confrontation with Batista ending in a HUGE brawl!
  • April 1, 2007 – Wrestlemania 23: The Undertaker defeated Batista to capture the World Heavyweight title..

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Rematch:

  • April 6, 2007 – SmackDown!: Batista looked the Undertaker in the eye and said “Congratulations… I WANT MY REMATCH”.
  • April 13, 2007 – SmackDown!: The Undertaker and Batista defeated Mr. Kennedy and Fit Finlay in the Main Event.
  • April 20, 2007 – SmackDown!: Batista defeated Fit Finlay by Disqualification after Mr. Kennedy interfered.
  • ~~~THE MAIN EVENT: The Undertaker defeated Mr. Kennedy by Disqualification when Fit Finlay interfered.
  • April 27, 2007 – SmackDown!: The Undertaker and Batista defeated Mr. Kennedy and Fit Finlay in a Tag Team main event.
  • April 29, 2007 – Backlash: The Undertaker (World Champion) vs. Batista in a Last Man Standing match ended in a draw.
  • ~~~The match was simply amazing and concluded with Dave spearing Undertaker off the stage onto some electrical gear!
  • May 11, 2007 – SmackDown!: The Undertaker vs. Batista in a Steel Cage for the World Heavyweight title ended in a draw!

World Wrestling Entertainment – Edge vs. Batista:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista vs. The Great Khali:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista vs. The Undertaker:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista vs. Edge:

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Road To WrestleMania:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista vs. Shawn Michaels:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista watches Shawn Michaels:

  • April 28, 2008 – RAW: Chris Jericho sarcastically presented Shawn Michaels with a “Best Actor in Sports Entertainment” award.
  • ~~~Chris Jericho claimed that Shawn Michaels faked the knee injury at Backlash to gain an unfair advantage over Batista.
  • ~~~Shawn Michaels limped to the ring and said he was really hurt, but Chris Jericho said he wasn’t going to fall for it again.
  • May 2, 2008 – SmackDown!: Dave said that if Shawn Michaels faked the injury that when he sees him again he WILL “hurt him”.
  • May 9, 2008 – SmackDown!: Batista defeated ECW’s John Morrison in a Championship Chase match to advance to the finals.
  • ~~~Batista participated in an Over The Top Rope Challenge where the winner would face The Undertaker at Judgment Day.
  • ~~~Batista actually won, but was “screwed” when Edge ran down late and stole the victory and the title shot at Undertaker.
  • May 12, 2008 – RAW: Chris Jericho finally admitted that he believes Shawn Michaels legitimately hurt his knee at Backlash.
  • ~~~Shawn Michaels, however, changed his tune and confessed that he faked the injury and super-kicked Jericho to prove it!
  • May 16, 2008 – SmackDown!: In reference to Shawn Michaels faking an injury, Batista said he might show up at Judgment Day.
  • May 18, 2008 – Judgment Day: Shawn Michaels defeated Chris Jericho (Jericho offered a handshake and Michaels accepted).
  • ~~~BACKSTAGE: Dave warned Shawn Michaels that he was going to hurt him, but he would pick the time and the place.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista vs. Shawn Michaels II:

  • May 19, 2008 – RAW: Batista defeated Chris Jericho to earn the right to face Shawn Michaels at One Night Stand on PPV.
  • May 23, 2008 – SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Ported invited Theodore Long into the VIP Lounge to tell his side of the story.
  • ~~~MVP turned the tables and said he remembered how Teddy Long treated him while he was General Manager of SmackDown!.
  • ~~~Montel Vontavious Ported started threatening Teddy Long until Batista showed up and destroyed the VIP Lounge set.
  • ~~~LATER: Batista defeated Montel Vontavious Porter (the announced mainly hyped Batista’s match with Shawn Michaels).
  • May 30, 2008 – SmackDown!: Batista and The Big Show defeated Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins in a squash tag match.
  • June 1, 2008 – One Night Stand: Batista defeated Shawn Michaels in a Stretcher Match with Chris Jericho at cheering for Michaels.
  • ~~~Batista set up for a second Batista-bomb, and told Michaels, “I don’t love you, and I’m not sorry” before hitting the move.
  • June 6, 2008 – SmackDown!: Batista and Sho Funaki and Nunzio and Colin Delaney beat Edge and Chavo Guerrero and The Edgeheads!
  • ~~~Batista and his under-dogs won the match, so he will get a World Heavyweight title shot vs. Edge at Night of Champions.
  • June 13, 2008 – SmackDown!: Dave defeated the Great Khali to save his career and earn himself a World Heavyweight title shot!
  • June 20, 2008 – SmackDown!: Chavo Guerrero w/Bam Neely defeated Batista by Countout with Edge acting as the heel referee.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Drafted to RAW:

  • June 23, 2008 – WWE Draft: Batista was drafted to RAW, but would still get his World Heavyweight title shot at Night of Champions.
  • ~~~Later that night; Edge won the 15-Man Tri-Branded Battle Royal to earn the final two draft picks for SmackDown!.
  • ~~~TEAM RAW: Triple H (WWE champion), John Cena, Batista, Kane (ECW champion), and C.M. Punk.
  • ~~~TEAM SD!: The Big Show, Edge (World champion), Great Khali, Jeff Hardy, and Montel Vontavious Porter.
  • ~~~TEAM ECW: Matt Hardy, John Morrison, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Shelton Benjamin, and Chavo Guerrero.
  • June 27, 2008 – SmackDown!: “The Animal” Batista defeated “The Samoan Bulldozer” Umaga by DQ in the main event.
  • ~~~Edge and La Familia attacked Batista, and encouraged Umaga to do more damage until Triple H made the big save!
  • June 29, 2008 – Night of Champions: Edge w/Vickie Guerrero defeated Batista to retain the World Heavyweight title.
  • June 30, 2008 – RAW: Batista attacked World Heavyweight champion Edge to get revenge for what happened at Night of Champions.
  • ~~~Edge was laid out, when suddenly C.M. Punk’s music played and Punk came to the ring to cash in his Money in the Bank contract!

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Road to Great American Bash (Batista vs. C.M. Punk):

  • July 7, 2008 – RAW: Batista beat John Cena and John Bradshaw Layfield and Kane (pinned) in a 4-WAY #1 Contenders match.
  • July 20, 2008 – Great American Bash: World champion C.M. Punk vs. Batista ended in a No Contest when Kane interfered.
  • July 21, 2008 – RAW: C.M. Punk defeated Batista by DQ to retain the World title (Kane attacked Batista before the match).
  • ~~~John Bradshaw Layfield attacked Batista causing the Disqualification, but John Cena hit the ring to take out JBL.
  • ~~~JBL ducked and Cena punched Batista! Batista went after John Cena and they had an intense pull-apart brawl!

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Road to SummerSlam (Batista vs. John Cena):

  • July 28, 2008 – RAW: John Cena started the show apologizing to Batista for the incident that happened last week at the end of RAW.
  • ~~~John Cena and Batista (with a little bit of tension) defeated John Bradshaw Layfield and Kane in the main event of the LIVE RAW.
  • ~Shane McMahon introduced the NEW General Manager of RAW.. Mike Adamle! – who booked Cena vs. Batista at SummerSlam!
  • August 2, 2008 – SNME: JBL and Kane and Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes defeated John Cena and Batista and Shad Gaspard and JTG..
  • August 4, 2008 – RAW: John Cena and Batista defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes to win the World Tag Team titles..
  • August 11, 2008 – RAW: Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. defeated John Cena and Batista to recapture the World Tag Team titles!
  • ~~~After the match; Dave and John Cena engaged in an intense pull-apart brawl for a minute before RAW went off the air!
  • August 17, 2008 – SummerSlam: Batista defeated John Cena with a Batista-bomb in a “First Time Ever” match..

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Championship Scramble:

  • August 18, 2008 – RAW: Batista defeated “The Ripper” Paul Burchill in a squash match to continue gaining momentum.
  • ~~~LATER: Dave confronted Kane, who had just declared that he hated Rey Mysterio and anybody who likes Rey Mysterio!
  • August 25, 2008 – RAW: Batista defeated Kane by Disqualification after Kane assaulted Batista’s kene with a steel chair.
  • August 29, 2008 – SmackDown!: They showed clips of Dave at the Democratic National Convention in Colorado.
  • September 1, 2008 – RAW: Kane defeated C.M. Punk and Batista and John Bradshaw Layfield in a Non-title Battle Royal.
  • September 7, 2008 – Unforgiven: Chris Jericho won the RAW Championship Scramble to capture the World Heavyweight title!
  • ~~~Chris Jericho (last minute sub for C.M. Punk) defeated Batista and Rey Mysterio and John Bradshaw Layfield and Kane.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista vs. John Bradshaw Layfield:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista vs. Chris Jericho:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista vs. Chris Jericho:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista vs. Randy Orton:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista vs. Randy Orton (Armageddon):

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Animal Returns:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Randy Orton vs. Batista:

  • April 27, 2009 – RAW: Batista defeated The Big Show in a #1 Contenders match.
  • May 4, 2009 – RAW: Ted DiBiase beat Batista by DQ in a match where the winner was legal in the main event of Orton vs. Shane.
  • ~~~Shane McMahon vs. Legacy (Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase) in a Handicap Match ended in a No Contest.
  • ~~~All three members of Legacy destroyed Shane McMahon‘s leg until finally Batista ran down and chased Legacy away.
  • May 11, 2009 – RAW: Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase defeated Batista by DQ (so now Batista has to face Legacy in the main event).
  • ~~~Batista took out both Rhodes and DiBiase throughout the night | WWE champion Randy Orton defeated Batista by DQ.
  • May 17, 2009 – Judgment Day: Batista defeated WWE champion Randy Orton after an intentional disqualification by Orton.
  • ~~~Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes joined Orton a post match beat-down of Batista until “Nature Boy” Ric Flair made the save!

World Wrestling Entertainment – Randy Orton vs. Batista (Steel Cage Match):

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista returns for revenge on Randy Orton:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista returns to SmackDown!:

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Undertaker vs. C.M. Punk vs. Batista vs. Rey Mysterio (Bragging Rights):

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista vs. Rey Mysterio (Survivor Series):

  • October 30, 2009 – SmackDown!: Rey Mysterio attempted to save his friendship with Batista, but Batista was not interested in that.
  • November 6, 2009 – WWE SmackDown!: Matt Hardy beat Batista by DQ (because Hardy gave Batista unwanted advice last week).
  • November 8, 2009 – Live Event: Batista defeated Matt Hardy and Rey Mysterio in a 3-way match.
  • November 13, 2009 – WWE SmackDown!: Matt Striker hosted a contract signing between Rey Mysterio and Batista to hype thier match.
  • ~~~Batista made Rey Mysterio sign a second document saying Mysterio’s family could not sue him for what he’s going to do to him!
  • ~~~Rey Mysterio signed the document, but then tipped the desk over onto Batista and bolted while Batista threw a fit in the ring!
  • November 20, 2009 – WWE SmackDown!: Batista beat Matt Hardy | Rey Mysterio beat Tyson Kidd by DQ (Batista interfered).
  • ~~~Mysterio knocked Batista out of his chair, and then Batista chased Rey around the ring – Rey humiliated Batista for the 2nd time!
  • November 22, 2009 – WWE Survivor Series: Batista defeated Rey Mysterio in a squash match (Mysterio was stretchered out).

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista vs. Undertaker (TLC PPV):

  • November 23, 2009 – RAW: Batista bragged about what he did to Mysterio until Kane begged him to make an example out of him!
  • November 27, 2009 – SmackDown!: Batista defeated Kane by Countout in a #1 Contenders match and will face The Undertaker.
  • ~~~World Heavyweight champion The Undertaker defeated Chris Jericho by DQ when Batista interfered with a steel chair.
  • December 4, 2009 – SmackDown!: The Undertaker called out Batista, but Batista viciously assaulted Undertaker with a steel chair!
  • December 11, 2009 – SmackDown!: Batista destroyed Rey Mysterio in a Street Fight then threatened to break his neck.
  • ~~~The lights went out.. Mysterio disappeared.. Undertaker appeared.. Undertaker whacked Batista with a steel chair!
  • December 13, 2009 – WWE TLC PPV: The Undertaker defeated Batista in a Chairs match to retain the World Heavyweight title
  • ~~~Batista initially won with a chairshot and a low-blow, but Theodore Long came out and said the low-blow was illegal (restart).

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista complains:

  • December 14, 2009 – Slammy Awards: C.M. Punk won the “Shocker of the Year” Slammy Award for retiring Jeff Hardy!
  • ~~~NOMINEES: 1) Orton DDT’s Stephanie – 2) Batista unleashes – 3) Punk retires Hardy – 4) Sheamus assaults Mark Cuban.
  • ~~LATER: Batista interrupted “Diva of the Year” Maria during her speech (a spoof on Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift).
  • December 18, 2009 – SmackDown!: Rey Mysterio defeated Batista in an upset to become the new #1 Contender.
  • December 25, 2009 – SmackDown!: World Heavyweight champion Undertaker beat Rey Mysterio by DQ when Batista interfered.
  • ~~~Batista went after the Undertaker, but Rey Mysterio fought back and hit some of his moves on both The Undertaker and Batista!
  • December 30, 2009 – Live Event: Batista defeated Rey Mysterio in a falls count anywhere match.
  • January 1, 2010 – SmackDown!: Rey Mysterio defeated Chris Jericho with a time of 7:19 in a Beat the Clock Challenge match.
  • ~~~Batista failed to beat the clock against R-Truth because Rey Mysterio pulled the referee out of the ring at the last second!
  • ~~~After the match, Vickie Guerrero booked Rey Mysterio vs. Batista in a match to determine the true #1 contender next week!
  • January 8, 2010 – WWE SmackDown!: Rey Mysterio vs. Batista in another #1 Contenders match ended in a No Contest.
  • ~~~The lights went out and the Undertaker’s music played, then Batista and Rey Mysterio were unconcious and the match ended.
  • January 15, 2010 – WWE SmackDown!: Rey Mysterio defeated Batista in a Steel Cage match to become the new #1 contender.
  • January 17, 2010 – Live Event: Matt Hardy, Kane and The Undertaker defeated Batista, Chris Jericho and CM Punk.
  • January 22, 2010 – WWE SmackDown!: Fit Finlay defeated Batista by disqualification after Batista was too vicious in making a statement.
  • January 29, 2010 – WWE SmackDown!: Shawn Michaels defeated Rey Mysterio by DQ when Batista interfered (HHH made the save!)
  • January 31, 2010 – Royal Rumble: Batista entered the Royal Rumble at #30 before he was eliminated by John Cena (final three).

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista:

  • February 1, 2010 – RAW: Batista ran down and attacked Bret “The Hitman” Hart, protecting WWE chairman Mr. McMahon.
  • ~~Batista held Bret up so McMahon could spit right in his face! After the show, John Cena came out to rescue Bret Hart.
  • ~~~John Cena came out to defend Bret Hart against an assault from Batista, but was viciously destroyed by Batista himself!
  • ~~~This happened after the show went off the air, but was shown on the following episodes of ECW, SmackDown!, and RAW.
  • February 5, 2010 – WWE SmackDown!: C.M. Punk defeated Batista by intentional Countout to qualify for the Elimination Chamber.
  • February 8, 2010 – RAW: John Cena was angry and called out Batista for a fight in the ring, but Batista failed to appear.
  • February 11, 2010 – Live Event: Rey Mysterio Jr. and The Undertaker defeated Batista and Chris Jericho.
  • February 12, 2010 – WWE SmackDown!: Batista stood in the ring silently and let the fans boo him but didn’t offer any explanation.
  • February 13, 2010 – Live Event: World heavyweight champion The Undertaker defeated Batista to retain the title.
  • February 14, 2010 – Live Event: Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Batista.
  • February 15, 2010 – RAW: John Cena called out Batista, but Batista would only address Cena on the big screen via sattelite.
  • February 19, 2010 – WWE SmackDown!: Edge vs. Batista ended in a no contest when The Undertaker choke-slammed Edge.
  • February 20, 2010 – Live Event: Edge, John Cena and The Undertaker defeated Batista, Randy Orton and Sheamus.
  • February 21, 2010 – Elimination Chamber PPV: John Cena won the RAW Elimination Chamber to win the WWE Championship.
  • ~~~After the match, Vince McMahon ordered John Cena to defend the WWE championship immediately against… BATISTA!
  • ~~~Batista defeated John Cena in 30 seconds with a spear and a Batista-bomb to win the WWE Championship!

World Wrestling Entertainment – John Cena vs. Batista (WrestleMania 26):

World Wrestling Entertainment – John Cena vs. Batista (Extreme Rules “Last Man Standing”):

World Wrestling Entertainment – John Cena vs. Batista (Over the Limit):

  • April 26, 2010 – WWE 2010 Draft Special: Batista defeated Randy Orton and Sheamus in a 3-WAY #1 Contenders match.
  • May 3, 2010 – RAW: Batista defeated Daniel Bryan (sub for Mike “The Miz” Mizanin) in 5:06 in a Beat the Clock challenge.
  • ~~~John Cena defeated Wade Barrett w/Chris Jericho with :27 left on the clock so he gets to choose the PPV match stipulation.
  • May 8, 2010 – Live Event: John Cena, Randy Orton and The Big Show defeated Batista, Sheamus and The Miz.
  • Blake Norton wrote: Hey guys. The new submission hold Batista has used on WWE television the last few weeks is called “The Stu Lock.” I adapted it from a stretch Stu Hart regularly demonstrated on myself and countless other victims in The Dungeon, and used it as a finisher while wrestling in England since 2004. You can see Stu’s original stretch, which is similar to the “Rings Of Saturn,” in part 3 of the “Surviving The Dungeon” documentary on youtube [click here to view]. It’s the hold a minute in which makes me whimper “my left arm is numb!” (“my will isn’t notarized” and “I regret everything” came later). And you can see the modern version put on a variety of ways six minutes into the promo video for my last indy match in Dublin from 2007: [click here to view] – I’m sure the hold – like every hold – was used somewhere in the world at some point prior, but seemingly not with any notoriety. I can’t think of anyone more deserving to have a hold named after them than Stu, so if it wasn’t otherwise named before 2004 I’d love “The Stu Lock” to catch on among wrestling’s most dedicated fans.
  • May 10, 2010 – RAW: Batista vs. Mark Henry never got started because Batista destroyed Mark before the match.
  • May 17, 2010 – RAW: Batista vs. Mark Henry never got started because Batista destroyed Mark before the match again.
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: WWE champion John Cena defeated Sheamus by DQ in a Non-title match after outside interference by Batista.
  • ~~~Batista hit two spine busters, a Batista bomb, and locked in The Stu Lock submission hold – but Cena refused to give up!
  • May 22, 2010 – Live Event: John Cena and Randy Orton defeated Batista and Sheamus.
  • May 23, 2010 – Over the Limit: John Cena defeated Batista in an I QUIT MATCH to retain the WWE Championship.
  • May 24, 2010 – RAW: Randy Orton defeated Batista by forfeit to qualify for Fatal 4-Way when Batista threw a fit and QUIT!

World Wrestling Entertainment – Batista returns!

  • WWE announced on the December 23rd edition of Monday Night RAW that Batista will return to the company on January 20, 2014!
  • January 26, 2014 – Royal Rumble: Batista participated in the 30-man Royal Rumble match which he eventually won.  Batista will now main event WrestleMania XXX.
  • February 15, 2014 – Live Event: Batista defeated Alberto Del Rio by disqualification.
  • February 16, 2014 – Live Event: Batista defeated Alberto Del Rio.
  • February 23, 2014 – Elimination Chamber: Batista defeated Alberto Del Rio.
  • February 24, 2014 – RAW: Alberto Del Rio defeated Batista due to Randy Orton‘s interference.
  • February 28, 2014 – SmackDown: Batista defeated Dolph Ziggler.
  • March 3, 2014 – RAW: Daniel Bryan defeated Batista by disqualification due to Randy Orton’s interference.
  • March 7, 2014 – SmackDown: Big Show and Daniel Bryan defeated Batista and “Corporate” Kane.
  • March 8-9, 2014 – Live Event: Batista and John Cena defeated Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt.
  • March 10, 2014 – RAW: Big Show and Daniel Bryan defeated Batista and WWE world heavyweight champion Randy Orton.
  • March 28, 2014 – SmackDown: Sheamus defeated Batista by disqualification.
  • March 31, 2014 – RAW: WWE world heavyweight champion Randy Orton fought Batista to a ‘no contest’ in a ‘no disqualification’ match.
  • ~~~Triple H and Daniel Bryan interfered.
  • April 6, 2014 – WrestleMania XXX: Daniel Bryan defeated WWE world heavyweight champion Randy Orton and Batista in a triple threat match to win the title!
  • April 7, 2014 – RAW: WWE tag team champions the Usos fought Batista and Randy Orton to a double count-out.  The Usos retain the titles.
  • April 11, 2014 – SmackDown: Daniel Bryan and the WWE tag team champions the Usos fought Batista, Randy Orton, and Kane to a ‘no contest’ in a 6-man tag team match.
  • April 14, 2014 – RAW: Randy Orton and Batista defeated the WWE tag team champions the Usos by disqualification in a non-title match when the Shield interfered.
  • April 14, 2014 – RAW: The Shield defeated Alberto Del Rio, Fandango, Heath Slater, Titus O’Neil, Jack Swagger, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Ryback, Curtis Axel, Alexander Rusev, and Wade Barrett by disqualification when Triple H, Batista, and Randy Orton interfered.
  • ~~~Triple H, Batista, and Orton reformed Evolution.
  • April 18, 2014 – SmackDown: Batista defeated Sheamus.
  • April 28, 2014 – RAW: Roman Reigns fought Randy Orton to a no contest.
  • ~~~The Shield and Evolution interfered.
  • May 4, 2014 – Extreme Rules: The Shield defeated Evolution in a 6-man tag team match.
  • May 9, 2014 – SmackDown: Batista defeated Seth Rollins by count-out.
  • May 12, 2014 – RAW: Roman Reigns defeated Batista by disqualification.
  • May 16, 2014 – SmackDown: Dolph Ziggler defeated Batista by disqualification.
  • May 19, 2014 – RAW: Seth Rollins defeated Batista by disqualification.
  • May 23, 2014 – SmackDown: Batista defeated Dolph Ziggler in a ‘no disqualification’ match.
  • May 26, 2014 – RAW: Randy Orton and Batista defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust.
  • ~~~After the match it was announced this was actually an ‘elimination’ tag team match.
  • ~~~Since Cody was pinned, the next match was Randy Orton and Batista versus Goldust in a “no holds barred” handicap match.
  • ~~~Randy Orton and Batista defeated Goldust in a “no holds barred” handicap match.
  • June 1, 2014 – Payback: The Shield defeated Evolution in a “No Holds Barred” elimination match.