Apparently, Batista is taking his break earlier than expected because he doesn’t want to lose to Daniel Bryan again.
Let me start off by saying that Batista doesn’t hate Bryan, he just feels his character would look weak if he were to lose to him again after he already tapped out to Bryan at WrestleMania XXX. The original plan was for Batista to face Bryan for the WWE World Heavyweight Title at the Payback PPV. Bryan was expected to win again while Batista left to promote his movie Guardian of the Galaxy.
Batista didn’t want to do that because he felt it would be unrealistic for him to lose to someone small like Bryan, and then decided to take his leave after the Extreme Rules PPV instead. This is a month earlier than expected. I feel Batista actually wanted to become the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion, but plans changed due to his bad reception from the WWE Universe.
Batista has a point, as he would look weak if he were to lose to Bryan yet again. One positive thing to take out of this is that the WWE seems to want Bryan to have a long legitimate reign as champion. On the flip side of that, it has made Batista a little unhappy.