Original WWE Payback Plans For Daniel Bryan, Plans For Batista After WWE Extreme Rules

Josh Isenberg

batistaPWInsider.com is reporting that Batista is not scheduled for any events past this weekend after WWE Extreme Rules. WWE knew that he would be taking some time off to promote "Guardians of the Galaxy," but him leaving so soon has come as a surprise to many. 

The original plans for Daniel Bryan were to face Batista at WWE Payback in June. Batista apparently turned that down, as he felt losing to someone so small would not help him be remembered when he returns to the company. He also felt that it would not be good for his movie promotions. 

Since this was the plan for WWE and Batista turned it down, there are no further plans for him at this moment, which is why Batista is leaving earlier than expected. There is no word on what this does to Evolution, but "The Animal" is expected to be back before SummerSlam.

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