- Worked as a bouncer after high school.
- Began his career as a professional wrestler in the Ohio Valley Wrestling league in 2000, under the name Leviathan.
- Joined the WWE in 2002, as Batista.
- Released his autobiography, Batista Unleashed, in 2007.
- Appeared as a judge on an episode of Iron Chef America in 2008.
- Made his MMA debut in 2010, against Vince Lucero; Bautista won the fight with a TKO.