WWE legend Dave Bautista looks completely unrecognizable in his new clean-shaven look 

The Animal shared an Instagram story as he attended a show with his new clean-shaven look. 


WWE legend Dave Bautista looks completely unrecognizable in his new clean-shaven look 

Dave Bautista (via Instagram)

Former World Champion Dave Bautista has been out of the WWE for a few years now. However, he is still popular among fans for the various projects he keeps working on. Recently, Bautista posted a story on his Instagram account that shows him at an event. He showed fans around the theater in the short video. However, the most catchy thing in the video was the new look that the Animal had.

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The 54-year-old looked unrecognizable, as he rocked a clean-shaven look. Bautista also had a white shirt and a short haircut, which was opposite to his days in the WWE. As a Hollywood actor now, Bautista sports different looks according to the needs of the character that he is playing. Fans might hope that the new, clean look is for a role that might be in progress.

The former Royal Rumble winner got fame in Hollywood after playing Drax, the destroyer, in the MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. The first edition, released in 2014, became an instant hit among fans. He also played the role of Drax in other Marvel movies, including the Avengers and Thor franchises.

Bautista's IG Story
Dave Bautista’s IG Story (via Instagram)

Bautista was last seen in WWE in 2019 when he faced Triple H at WrestleMania 35. This marked his retirement from in-ring competition, as Triple H defeated him for the first time in their careers. Therefore, despite the chances being very slim, fans should hope to see the Animal in WWE sometime soon.

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Bautista might be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame in 2024

Dave Bautista
Dave Bautista (via WWE)

In 2021, WWE announced that they would be inducting The Animal Dave Bautista into the Hall of Fame. However, these plans were soon dropped as Bautista was not available to come for the induction. Instead, he shared his statement with his fans, saying that unfortunately, he cannot make it to the induction this year due to other commitments.

He requested that WWE induct him some other year, as it is an honor to join the class of Hall of Famers in WWE. However, this did not happen in 2022 or 2023. Therefore, fans are calling for Bautista’s induction into 2024’s class of Hall of Famers. Bautista has had a spectacular career in WWE, winning almost every title on the main roster.

Apart from that, The Animal also won the Royal Rumble twice, in 2005 and 2014. He also wrestled in the main event of WrestleMania, winning a world title on the night. Therefore, he deserves his place in the Hall of Fame in 2024, which will take place before WrestleMania 40.

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