Following the announcement of the nWo in the Hall of Fame, WWE also announced that Batista will be inducted with the 2020 class.
The 50-year-old spent his entire wrestling career with WWE, first starting with Ohio Valley Wrestling in 2000 and then moving to the main roster in 2002. After joining Evolution in 2003, the rest, as they say, is history.
Batista went on to become one of the most successful and popular WWE Superstars, with epic feuds against The Undertaker, Triple H, Randy Orton, and many others.
After leaving the company in 2010 due to creative differences, Batista returned for a year in 2013, winning the Royal Rumble and main evented WrestleMania XXX with Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton. His last feud at the time was with Evolution against The Shield and once again left the company in 2014 due to more creative differences.
After an absence of four years, Batista returned to WWE in 2018 and planted the seeds for a match against Triple H. Batista turned heel in March after he attacked Ric Flair and demanded a WrestleMania match against Triple H, a match which took place at WrestleMania 35 and a match which Batista lost.
Since leaving WWE, Batista went on to have a successful acting career which includes featured roles in James Bond’s Spectre and many other movies, but perhaps none more important than being part of the Marvel universe as Drax the Destroyer.
During his WWE career, he won the World Heavyweight title four times, the Tag Team titles four times, and the WWE title twice.