Bautista wrestled as "Batista" in WWE from 2002 to 2010, and was one of the company's most featured performers in that time. In recent years, he's pursued mixed martial arts and acting, appearing in last year's The Man with the Iron Fists.
Bautista is the second actor to be announced in the Guardians of the Galaxy cast, following Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt in the lead role of Star-Lord. The film will be written and directed by James Gunn, and is scheduled for release on Aug. 1, 2014.
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