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6'6" Dave Bautista
David Michael "Dave" Bautista, Jr. (born 1969) is a Filipino American actor, mixed martial artist, bodybuilder, and professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Dave Batista or simply Batista. He is a six-time world champion, winning the World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice. He is the longest-reigning World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history, and has won the World Tag Team Championship three times (twice with Ric Flair and once with John Cena) and the WWE Tag Team Championship once (with Rey Mysterio). He was also the winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble match and went on to headline WrestleMania 21, one of the top five highest-grossing pay-per-view events in pro wrestling history. He is anticipated to headline WrestleMania XXX as well after winning the 2014 Royal Rumble match. Batista is of Filipino descent.

In August 2012, Bautista signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports to fight in mixed martial arts. He won his MMA debut on October 6, 2012, defeating Vince Lucero via TKO in the first round. As an actor, Bautista made his feature film debut in The Man with the Iron Fists in 2012, after starring in various direct-to-video films since 2009. He appeared in the 2013 film Riddick, the third installment of The Chronicles of Riddick franchise, and will star in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy, a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Bautista was born in Washington, D.C. His mother, Donna Raye (née Mullins), has Greek ancestry, and his father, David Michael Bautista, is the son of Filipino immigrants to America. His parents separated and eventually divorced. His paternal grandfather served in the military, worked as a taxicab driver, barber, and held other jobs to feed the family. Bautista has said that he is not ashamed to admit he lived in poverty. He has admitted to having a hard life; before he had reached the age of nine, three murders had occurred on his front lawn. As young as age 13, he was stealing automobiles. By age 17, Bautista was considered estranged from his parents and on his own, despite admitting later: "I am proud of my parents. They are good, honest, hard-working folks. They taught me the values of working hard." He became a regular bouncer for clubs until he was arrested after a fight that left two patrons injured, one of which was rendered unconscious. After a trial, he was sentenced to one year of probation. He also worked as a lifeguard before pursuing a career in bodybuilding. He credits bodybuilding with potentially saving his life.

In addition to wrestling, Batista has been in several commercials and on several magazine covers. He was shown breakdancing in a commercial promoting WWE SummerSlam in 2004 where he did his take on a "floor routine", a routine that parodied the floor routines shown at the Olympic Games. He was also on the cover of the April 2005 Flex magazine and Muscle & Fitness for September 2008. Dave Batista in 2004.

Moreover, Batista has acted and has guest starred in several television shows as both himself and in-character as Batista. He guest starred in the eighth episode of Season 6 of the American drama, action/adventure television series Smallville; he played an extraterrestrial alien named Aldar that escaped from the Phantom Zone, who sucks the bones out of people for nourishment. Along with John Cena and Ashley Massaro, Batista appeared representing WWE on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in January 2007, giving the kids of the family whose house was renovated WWE merchandise and eight tickets to WrestleMania 23.

During the week of 5 November 2007, he appeared on Family Feud with several other WWE superstars. On 7 September 2008, he appeared on an episode of Iron Chef America as one of the judges, with snails as the theme ingredient Batista, along with Candice Michelle, Shelton Benjamin, and Josh Mathews, represented the WWE at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in an effort to persuade fans to register to vote in the 2008 Presidential election. Batista has also appeared on MTV Cribs showing his house and his cars.

On 2 May 2009, he was shown on camera where he accompanied Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao in his fight against British boxer Ricky Hatton in which Pacquiao won in the second round. He told the UK Sun that he loves Hatton, but Manny is in a league of his own, adding that he is thrilled to be there to support Manny before his bout. In June 2009, Batista made a cameo appearance as himself in an episode of the Australian soap opera Neighbours. In 2010 he made an appearance on an episode of Chuck He has also made a cameo appearance in Relative Strangers. Batista worked alongside Rob Van Dam, Marrese Crump, and Ja Rule in the action movie titled Wrong Side of Town.

Dave Batista had his first biographical DVD released through WWE productions entitled "Batista: I Walk Alone." It was released 20 October 2009. In August 2010, Bautista, in conjunction with The South of France Spa Naturals and Monday Night Mayhem wrestling released a video to obtain monetary contributions to the Ovarian Cancer Research Project. The video showed Bautista in various locales and included his long-time friend and veteran mixed martial arts fighter Imani Lee, his friend and trainer, Marrese Crump, his daughter, Athena and ex-wife Angie. Bautista dedicated the video to Angie, who has battled ovarian cancer for several years and is in remission.

Bautista appears in a large role as the villainous "Brass Body" in the Universal Studios movie The Man with the Iron Fists, starring Russell Crowe and directed by the RZA, leader of the Wu-Tang Clan. In March 2013, Bautista signed on to play Drax the Destroyer in the 2014 Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy.

6'7" 300 lb. Jon Heidenreich
Jon Heidenreich (born 1972) is an American professional wrestler, better known simply as Heidenreich. He is best known for his tenure with World Wrestling Entertainment, where he was a one time WWE Tag Team Champion with Road Warrior Animal as a part of the new Legion of Doom.

Prior to professional wrestling, Heidenreich played American football and in 1992, he was a member of the Washington Redskins, winners of that year's Super Bowl. He played as an offensive lineman for two seasons (1994 and 1995) in the Canadian Football League for the Shreveport Pirates before playing for the Texas Terror of the Arena Football League (AFL) in 1996 and the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europa in 1997. Though he was signed by several National Football League (NFL) teams (New Orleans, Atlanta, and Washington), he never played an NFL league game due to getting cut in training camp. As such, he does not appear on any NFL team's historical roster. Heidenreich's son, Jasper Heidenreich is currently signed to WWE.

6'8" 290 lb. Teddy Riner
Teddy Pierre-Marie Riner (born 1989) is a French judoka. He has won six World Championships gold medals, the first male judoka to do so, and an Olympic gold medal. He has also won three gold medals at the European Championships. He is a member of the Levallois Sporting Club in Levallois-Perret, France.

Riner was born in 1989 in Pointe-à-Pitre, on the island of Guadeloupe, during a family holiday. He was raised in Paris, France. He was enrolled at a local sports club by his parents and played football, tennis and basketball, but says he preferred judo "because it is an individual sport and it's me, only me." He is 2.04 meters tall and weighs 131 kilograms (289 lb.). He is nicknamed "Teddy Bear", or "Big Ted".


BATISTA VS. ALBERTO DEL RIO
Batista returns to the ring in 2014 to clobber Alberto Del Rio who is himself 6'5" (1.96m).  Del Rio is a Mexican pro wrestler whose real name is Alberto Rodriguez.  He is signed with the main US wrestling group WWE and also does mixed martial arts.  He comes from a famous Mexican wrestling family.  He graduated from college with a degree in architecture and took up Greco-Roman wrestling.  After earning a place on the Mexican national team and competing in many games he switched to pro wrestling.  There was just no cash or support for Olympic wrestling in Mexico at the time.  He worked his way up to the WWF where he plays an arrogant Mexican aristocrat. You can see more pictures of him right here.

BIG E LANGSTON VS. CONRAD TANNER
6'6" Conrad Tanner wrestlers a short but HUGE bodybulder Big E Langston (Ettore Ewen) (born 1986) better known by his former ring name Big E Langston and currently performing as Big E, is an American professional wrestler signed to WWE. He is the current Intercontinental Champion in his first reign. He is also a national powerlifting champion who has set multiple national and state records in the raw division.  At an astounding 290 lbs. he is the only guy big enough to take on a tall man like Conrad Tanner.

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