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Batista elated after being inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

Los Angeles, December 10: Former WWE champion turned actor Dave Bautista aka Batista was elated after receiving the news that he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" series star is a six-time WWE World Champion and has founded the faction Evolution, alongside iconic performers Ric Flair, Triple H, and Randy Orton.

Bautista, who transitioned to full time Hollywood, said receiving the news of the honour from Vince McMahon, CEO of WWE, was a "great feeling".

"Vince called me personally to ask me, I was just... I wasn't surprised, but I was pretty happy. It's a good feeling, it's a really great feeling," he told People magazine.

Batista and the nWo inducted to WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020

The former wrestler, who fought in the ring as Batista, officially announced his retirement from the adventure sport in April following his defeat at the hands of Triple H at WrestleMania.

Bautista said his WWE career highlight was his last match, calling it, "the icing on the cake".

"For me, it was a storybook ending. It was as good as it gets. I got to close out my career the way I wanted to," he said.

The Hall of Fame ceremony will be held at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida, as part of WrestleMania week on April 2, 2020.

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Story first published: Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 13:31 [IST]
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