– The win over John Cena that Batista scored at WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view was meant to be a message to him of a vote of confidence. Batista was critical of wrestling Cena in the first place on such short notice and felt the match should have been saved for WrestleMania, like originally planned. It’s believed Batista feels he will never be in the spot he was three years ago when he was the top guy in the company and his feud with Triple H drew big.
With the talk of Batista wanting to take more time off, some feel that it’s just his way of making noise knowing that he can be frustrated and people will react in a way that they wouldn’t for other guys on the roster, such as Carlito. One person close to Batista says he will be shocked if The Animal takes time off because he loves the lifestyle, the attention and being a star. Batista is likely making in excess of $2 million per year and at 40 years old, he has to realize he doesn’t have a lot of years left in the ring.