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When Brock Lesnar Clashed With Batista In Their Ohio Valley Wrestling Match

When Brock Lesnar Clashed With Batista In Their Ohio Valley Wrestling Match

Brock Lesnar and Dave Bautista showed their wrestling brilliance when they clashed in their only match at Ohio Valley Wrestling in 2001.

Lesnar and Batista both signed with WWE in 2000 and were shipped off to OVW, which was the wrestling promotion's developmental territory at the time.

And WWE champ Lesnar and wrestling legend Batista put on a superb spectacle for the small number of fans in attendance.

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WWE uploaded a two-minute clip from the match to YouTube, which starts with Batista tightening his chokehold on Lesnar.

The 'Beast' managed to climb to his feet and nailed the former wrestling superstar with repeated elbows to the chest.

But when Lesnar whipped himself into the ropes, he was met with a ferocious counter from the 'Animal' as he connected with a powerful clothesline.

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Lesnar, who was a two-time All-American wrestler at the University of Minnesota, also took Batista to 'Suplex City' by launching him across the ring twice.

The 'Beast' took advantage of a weakened Batista when he hoisted him onto his shoulders and delivered a modified Michinoku Driver.

Lesnar tried to secure the win by pinning his opponent, only for the referee to be distracted by one of the women arguing outside the ring ropes.

And that allowed the opening for the other woman at ringside to scurry into the ring and attack Lesnar's eyes.

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While Lesnar scrambled around the ring 'blinded,' Batista quickly recovered and connected with his trademark Spear.

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Batista picked up the three count in his one and only proper wrestling match with the WWE champ.

The 50-year-old celebrity superstar, who retired from WWE after his clash with Triple H at WrestleMania 35, later revealed that he would have a squash match with Lesnar at a house show.

He told Chris Jericho's Talk Is Jericho podcast in 2017: "I only worked with Brock in OVW.

"He worked one house show in WWE, but he just jobbed me out. It was a total squash match.

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"I hadn't even... we had been with Evolution."

WWE has announced that Batista would be inducted into the 2020 Hall of Fame ahead of WrestleMania 36.

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Topics: Batista, beast, Animal, WWE News, WWE, Brock Lesnar

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