When Bautista returned to WWE in 2014, he won the 2014 Royal Rumble match, after which he headlined Wrestle Mania XXX.
He is best known for his role as Drax in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portraying the character in the films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. He has also appeared in several direct-to-video films since 2009.
Initially, Dave did not want help from Evolution and wanted to confront JBL by himself.
Triple H insisted that Evolution stick together and accompanied Dave anyway, saving him from the oncoming vehicle.
Batista, however, was sidelined for much of 2003 after he tore his right triceps muscle at a Raw live event in a match against Brock Lesnar.
While training after the injury, Batista re-tore his triceps, extending his stay on the sidelines.
Batista teased leaving Evolution that night, but declared that he was still part of Evolution and that they tricked everyone.
Despite this ploy, Batista began behaving more like a fan favorite over the next few weeks in comparison to Evolution's villainous tactics.
Throughout the next two months, the relationship between Batista and Triple H began to deteriorate.
After a loss to Chris Jericho, Triple H verbally insulted Batista.
While still in OVW, Bautista began appearing on non-televised WWE events.
He began his televised WWE career on May 9, 2002 on an episode of Smack Down!
He later won the OVW Heavyweight Championship from "The Machine" Doug Basham before losing the belt to The Prototype.