WATCH: Former WWE Champion Batista Shines in NFL Super Bowl Commercial as a Street Fighter

Published 02/08/2021, 6:45 AM EST
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 21: Dave Bautista visit’s ‘The IMDb Show’ on February 21, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. This episode of ‘The IMDb Show’ airs on March 5, 2020. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)


Former six-time World Champion, Batista, became a street fighter during the Super Bowl 2021 commercial. The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star had a brief appearance during the Rocket Mortgage commercial.

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Record books say that the commercials during Super Bowl gain the most audience. Hence, brands try to come up with quick and hilarious commercials to garner the maximum attention. For that, they contact stars with massive brand value.

Batista has a huge fan following in Hollywood as well as the wrestling world. Therefore, a commercial featuring him would get fans from both spectrums.

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The commercial also featured noted Hollywood star Tracy Morgan and internet sensation Liza Koshy. The ad was about a couple trying to find a home.

Batista, who now goes by his real name Dave Bautista, first appeared as a superstar turned street fighter and knocked the family man out. At the end of the commercial, he appeared again as their neighbor, only to scare the man away.

Watch the hilarious commercial below –

Following the ad, Batista gave a shout-out to Tracy Morgan as he said, “That bathrobe is a great look for you, Tracy Morgan. Rocket Mortgage puts the certainty in home financing!”

Fans appreciate Batista both in Hollywood and WWE

The WWE Universe last saw Batista in 2019. He feuded with long-time friend and rival, Triple H, and lost him at WrestleMania 35 in a ‘no holds barred’ match.

Regardless of the result, Batista was already one of the most decorated wrestlers in the company’s history. He has won multiple accolades, including the World Championships.

He was scheduled to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame 2020 ahead of the pandemic.

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Talking about his Hollywood career, his first major break was the Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy where he portrayed the role of Drax the Destroyer. He will reprise the role in the 2022 film, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder.’

While discussing what sets Bautista apart, Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn, stated, “[Dave Bautista] takes the craft seriously. He’s grounded in real emotion [and] not showy. The difference between Dave [and] many wrestler-actors is when you look in his eyes on set he’s in the place he’s supposed to be, not thinking about what he’s going to do next.” 

The Super Bowl LV Commercial was another testament to Batista’s acting prowess.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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