That’s a pretty big accomplishment. Wrestlers are a strange kind of entertainers as they have to perform live while working off a script and also having to be able to do a lot of physical actions at the same time. That makes it rather difficult to pull off at once, but it also makes for some impressive resumes. Therefore, it isn’t all that surprising when a former wrestler gets a part in a big media franchise, which is the cage again.

Former WWE Champion Dave Batista has announced that he will be a playable character in the new Gears of War 5 game, which is set to be released on September 6 of this year, though Batista will not be available as a character until September 15, after Clash of Champions. Batista made the announcement in a video on Twitter, which features him in the suit his character wears in the game. This is Batista’s first appearance in the Gears of War series.

Welcome to the series. Check out Batista’s announcement:

Opinion: Batista’s acting career continues to impress me as a lot of wrestlers try to do something like this and wind up in a bunch of B action movies that don’t go anywhere. Batista has been in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a James Bond movie and now this, plus having a few starring roles of his own. That’s quite the resume and he has carved out a nice niche for himself.

What is your favorite Batista role? Would you like to see him appear in WWE again? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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