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.
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