Original Plans For Daniel Bryan And Batista At WWE Payback
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.03.2014
Those plans may not be happening now...
Batista is currently only scheduled for Extreme Rules, followed by the WWE Raw and Smackdown tapings in Albany, NY and Buffalo, NY. After that he will take time off to promote Guardians of the Galaxy. WWE knew he was leaving for that reason but this is earlier than the company expected.
The original plan was for Batista to face Daniel Bryan at WWE Payback in June. Batista turned it down because he didn't think losing to someone as small as Bryan would help him be remembered when he comes back. He also didn't think it would be good to help promote his movie. Of course, Batista has already lost to Daniel Bryan, as he tapped out to the Yes Lock at Wrestlemania XXX.
Since Batista turned the Payback plans now, there are no other plans in place and that's probably why he will leave earlier than planned. There is no word on how this will affect Evolution. Batista is set to return before Summerslam.