- Chris Pratt revealed that he once challenged Dave Bautista to a wrestling match while blacked out.
- “There was a moment in my life where I would take sleep aids to help me sleep,” Pratt said.
- According to the actor, he made the bold offer to Bautista after taking an Ambien.
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During his recent appearance on “The Late Late Show” with James Corden, Pratt explained that he once took medications to help him sleep.
“There was a moment in my life where I would take sleep aids to help me sleep, and I don’t anymore because of things like this,” Pratt said.
According to Pratt, he would send text messages to acquaintances while blacked out “on like an Ambien” – and once even sent one to his “Guardians of the Galaxy” costar, WWE champion Bautista.
“I took Ambien, the next day he comes and goes, ‘Hey man, that text you sent last night,'” Pratt recalled. The actor told Corden that he apparently sent Bautista a lengthy text describing how he wanted to wrestle the bodybuilder, without any memory of the incident the following day.
“It was like ‘Dave? I want to wrestle. I want to wrestle you,'” the “Parks and Rec” star said. “No one needs to know, but I just want to know, I think I could take you. I think I can wrestle you, bro, like collegiate rules. No elbows, no knees. I just want – I want to feel the power.”
Both Pratt and Corden agreed that the actor probably wouldn’t have been successful if he ended up wrestling with Bautista.
Bautista, who retired from the WWE in 2019 with multiple championships under his belt, starred as Drax the Destroyer in the two “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, as well as “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.” He’s set to reprise the role in the upcoming third “Guardians” film, due out in 2023, but announced in May that he won’t play Drax again after that.