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WATCH: Batista says he was broke for three years before ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ role

Future WWE Hall of Famer Batista made an appearance at the Denver Pop Culture Con event this weekend where he talked about a wide range of topics.

During this interview, Batista brought up dealing with hardship while pursuing an acting career after WWE departure in 2010 where he went out on top after a successful feud with John Cena.

Batista would tell a story about how he had no interest in acting but rather focused on pro wrestling. That would change after doing a film for a friend. That’s when he was set on his goal of becoming a successful actor despite making good money in WWE. After going through the grind, he got a major role in Guardians of the Galaxy and his acting career took off.

“I was a horrendous actor. I was so mortified that I wanted to prove I could be better. The company, they wouldn’t let me do anything outside of the company. I starved for three years. I went broke. I lost everything. I couldn’t get a job and I said that I will never go back to wrestling until I prove what I set out to prove. That was that I can make it as an actor. Then I got the role on Guardians.”

“The Animal” shared the squared circle with Triple H in a No Holds Barred Match at WrestleMania 35. Batista lost the match and announced his retirement just a few hours after the event.

You can watch the interview by clicking on the player below:


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