Tampa resident, ‘Marvel’ star Dave Bautista to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

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FILE -In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Dave Bautista attends the LA Premiere of “Stuber” at the Regal LA Live on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. A Florida animal shelter sent out a desperate plea after someone had abandoned two pit bull dogs. But volunteers never expected the post would catch the attention of actor Bautista. The 6-year-old pit bulls, Maggie and Ollie, were handed over to the county after their owner had a baby. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Dave Bautista, known to World Wrestling Entertainment fans as “Batista,” will be inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 36 weekend here in Tampa.

Batista is a six-time WWE World Champion and has starred as “Drax the Destroyer” in various Marvel Studios movies, as well as played in “Spectre” and “Stuber.”

He competed in WWE from 2002 to 2019.

New World Order members “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, a Clearwater resident, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman will also be inducted.

The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on April 2 at Amalie Arena.

Tickets will go on sale Friday at noon through all Ticketmaster outlets or the ReliaQuest Ticket Office at Amalie Arena.

WrestleMania 36 takes place on April 5 at Raymond James Stadium.

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