I barely worked in three years. So I’d really left wrestling behind and I could have gone back with my tail between my legs, but I still would have been just stuck in a place that I never would have gone any further, but I just took a chance. And then when I got cast, not only because I was broke, everything changed. When I say broke, my house was foreclosed, I had nothing, man. I sold all my stuff. I sold everything that I made from when I was wrestling. I had issues with the IRS. I was just lost in everything. When Guardians came out and people saw me as Drax, it just started opening doors. So Drax didn’t just change my career. It literally changed the trajectory of my life. My life just got better and I just became more successful. And that’s when things really just started to seem like surreal. It wasn’t many years earlier when I was just like borrowing money to pay for food, pay for rent. Borrow money to buy my kids Christmas presents. Batista
Batista followed in The Rock‘s footsteps in becoming a wrestler turned actor. His break out hit the Guardians of the Galaxy lead to other movies like Spectre, Blade Runner 2049, My Spy, he was also in , the netflix hit, Army of the Dead.