Welcome to Crossbody of Work, a show where we break down a wrestler’s career through five of their biggest matches.

On what was supposed to be the day of his WWE Hall of Fame induction, we’re taking a look at Dave Batista. We follow him from his debut on SmackDown as Deacon Batista through his Evolution run and his confirmation as a main event player. Batista has had a heck of a career as a multiple time WWE Champion, and now has a blooming second career in Hollywood. On top of his excellent matches, Javier & Evan also talk about:

  • Batista’s run in OVW as Leviathan
  • The 2005 Royal Rumble
  • Goatee trimming
  • Favorite Hell in a Cell matches

And a lot more.

And a lot more. Listen to the podcast here, and check out the links to the matches below.

Match One:

Evolution (Batista, Ric Flair & Randy Orton) vs The Rock & Mick Foley – Wrestlemania 20
Link to the match here.

Match Two:

Batista vs Triple H (c) – WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Wrestlemania 21
Link to the match here.

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Match Three:

Batista (c) vs Undertaker – WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Hell in a Cell match – Survivor Series 2007
Link to the match here.

Match Four:

Batista vs Undertaker (c) vs CM Punk vs Rey Mysterio – WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Bragging Rights 2009
Link to the match here.

Promo: Hollywood Batista versus John Cena

Promo: Batista Turns Heel Before Wrestlemania 30

Match Five:

Batista vs Randy Orton (c) vs Daniel Bryan – WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Wrestlemania 30
Link to the match here.

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