Who is Sarah Jade?

Sarah Jade was born on 12 December 1987, in Tampa, Florida, USA, and is a professional pole dancer as well as an instructor, but probably better known for being the wife of actor Dave Batista. Her husband initially rose to prominence as a professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), before transitioning to acting.

The Riches of Sarah Jade

Sarah Jade has a net worth estimated to be over $200,000, earned through success in the field of pole dancing. She’s probably benefitted from the success of Bautista as well, as he has a net worth estimated to be over $13 million.

Life, Education, and Career

Sarah didn’t intend to be a pole dancer at the start, and was set to complete a degree in sociology at the University of South Florida, one of the largest and most popular universities of the state.

During her time there, she discovered pole dancing through videos of well-known performers such as Alethea Austin and Karol Helms. Shortly after, she started learning the craft, though mainly as a hobby over the next two years. She graduated cum laude from the university, and a year later, decided to compete at the Pro Division of the Florida Pole Fitness Championship where she was given the title of Most Athletic. More projects started coming her way, despite being mostly self-taught.

She performed at the Ink-N-Iron Showcase of the Stars, and started doing routines with known aerial performers such as Jamilla Deville. She also trained under Zoraya Jude, while working on projects such as the Florida Pole & Aerial Arts Showcase, Miss Pole Dance America, and Pole Show LA. In 2016, she was named Miss Pole Dance America, and then launched her pole dancing studio called Buttercup Pole Dance.

Husband – Dave Bautista

Dave had a rough childhood as he lived in poverty in a neighborhood ridden with crime in Arlington, Virginia, where he was born on 18 January 1969. During his teens, he became estranged from his parents, turning to a life of crime before working various odd jobs, including as a lifeguard and bouncer. He then pursued a career in bodybuilding, which led to him trying out for the professional wrestling company World Championship Wrestling (WCW), but to which he was denied entry.

Sarah Jade and Dave Bautista

He then went to World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where he was advised to train at a wrestling school, which he did over the next few years, as well as in martial arts. He also competed in World Xtreme Wrestling (WXW), and changed his name to Batista, a modified spelling of his surname. In 1999, he officially signed with WWF which would later change its name to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). During his early years with the company, he teamed with Triple H and Ric Flair, leading to his run as World Heavyweight Champion.

He won the world championship a total of six times during his career, and at 282 days, holds the record for the longest reign as World Heavyweight Champion.

Transition to Acting

He also won the tag team championships several times, including runs with Rey Mysterio, John Cena and Ric Flair. In 2005, he won the Royal Rumble match of the year, leading him to secure a spot to headline WrestleMania 21, where he won against Triple H in one of the highest-grossing professional wrestling events in history.

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After a few years, he was released from the company, and then decided to try his hand at several acting projects, including appearances in “Riddick”, and “The Man with the Iron Fists”. In 2015, he appeared as the villain of the James Bond installment entitled “Spectre”, before he was given a role in “Blade Runner 2049”. He was cast in one of his most notable roles as the Marvel Comics character Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and has subsequently appeared in several films, including “Guardians of the Galaxy”, its sequel “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.”, “Avengers: Infinity War”, and “Avengers: Endgame”.

He made two wrestling returns during this period, the first being in 2014 when he won that year’s Royal Rumble to headline WrestleMania XXX. He made another return in 2018 to have a final match with Tripled H at WrestleMania 35, which he announced would be his final professional wrestling match.

Personal Life

Jade was not Bautista’s first wife, as he was previously married to Glenda in 1990, and has two children from that marriage, which lasted for eight years.

Shortly after their divorce, he married Angie and they had a son together before their marriage ended in divorce in 2006. In 2015, it was reported that he married Sarah Jade in a ceremony held at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens located in Sarasota, Florida. The two stayed together for four years before announcing a separation, but so far divorce proceedings haven’t been completed.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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