Batista is right now a famous Hollywood action hero. He is also a former WWE Heavyweight Champion and a former member of Evolution. Evolution was one of the most successful factions in the history of the WWE. Evolution consisted of Triple H, Ric Flair, Batista and Randy Orton.
Batista recently announced his retirement from professional wrestling. He fought Triple H in a grueling match at WrestleMania 35, that saw is nose ring being torn off by Triple H with pliers. He was a guest on the Lillian Garcia podcast where he revealed why he chose Triple H as his last opponent.
"I felt like my career really got started when I started working with Triple H. I never have been around the bush about it, Hunter made me a star," admitted Batista. "He put a lot of stock into me. He invested a lot into me and put himself on the line physically for me.
Not only did he put me over three times clean in the ring to make me a star, but also took the time to have me ride with him and have me pick his brain. He just groomed me to be a star in that company, so I wanted to finish out my career for him by just saying thank you to go out laying on my back for the guy”.