In an unexpected turn of occasions, 54-year-old Hollywood star and previous WWE wrestler, Batista, has actually attained the brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ). The star required to social networks to share his enjoyment and appreciation for the procedure, exposing that he began training in 2010 and fell for the sport. Despite taking a break from training for numerous years, Batista resumed his lessons in 2015 and ultimately attained the brown belt. This brand-new achievement contributes to his currently excellent resume, that includes an effective profession in both WWE and Hollywood.
Batista started his profession in WWE and rapidly increased to end up being a six-time world champ. After leaving the business, he transitioned into acting and has actually appeared in numerous well-known movies, adding to his net worth of $16 million. The star just recently welcomed his age, jokingly describing himself as ‘Old Man Dave’ due to his grey beard. His newest movie function was repeating his character Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which was launched in May.
With his promo to brown belt, Batista now holds a two-level benefit over his previous WWE associate, Brock Lesnar. Lesnar, called “The Beast Incarnate,” is a BJJ blue belt and got his promo in 2016. Lesnar, who is likewise a member of the well-known OVW quartet along with Batista, John Cena, and Randy Orton, attained fantastic success in both WWE and the UFC, where he ended up being the Heavyweight Champion. However, Lesnar has actually constantly preserved a casual mindset towards his belt, specifying that he does not care much about it and sees it as simply a label.
Batista’s accomplishment in BJJ showcases that age is simply a number and one is never ever too old to begin something brand-new. Despite beginning his training later on in life and taking breaks along the method, Batista’s devotion and enthusiasm for the sport enabled him to accomplish the brown belt. This even more strengthens his status as a multi-talented person who continues to pursue his goals despite his age.