Source: Wrestling Observer radio

Dave Batista was originally scheduled to win the WWE title at WrestleMania, according to Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer radio show.

As far as Batista taking time off, it's been reported that he's not listed on advertisements after Extreme Rules. The original idea was that he was going to be working through July or August so perhaps his media schedule changed or he could have gotten another movie role but no one knows for sure. He's not advertised anywhere including the European tour.

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