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'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Dave Bautista trolls City of Tampa on Twitter over a gate

The WWE Superstar and film actor really wants to build a gate.
Dave Bautista, right, with Megan Fox at an Xbox Live Session at the Microsoft Lounge on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 in Venice, Calif. [Casey Rodgers |AP Images for Xbox]
Published Feb. 9, 2018

It’s not unusual for people to send off-topic replies to tweets from the official @CityOfTampa account, publicly airing their grievances over garbage pickup or potholes or whatever they think the mayor should be doing.

It’s a little more surprising when a celebrity does it.

Dave Bautista, WWE Superstar, portrayer of Drax in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, guy who threw Ryan Gosling through a wall in Blade Runner 2049, and ordinary South Tampa homeowner, really wants to build a gate.

Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy is played by South Tampa resident Dave Bautista. [Walt Disney]

He tweeted at the City of Tampa on Thursday to let them know about his gate issues.

But obviously, Bautista really, really wants that gate, and was still very much thinking about that gate an hour later when he saw @CityOfTampa tweet about a Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Curtis Hixon Waterfront park.

The city saw Bautista’s complaint, and replied with a tweet reading “Hello Dave, we apologize for any frustration. Can you please DM us the address and tracking/permit numbers so we can look into this?”

Of course, some of Bautista’s 1.3 million Twitter followers also saw the exchange, and weighed in themselves on the controversy that some were calling #Gategate.

From 2014: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’s Drax just wants to relax in Tampa