As noted earlier, the word within the WWE locker room in Baltimore, which plays host to tonight's WWE Extreme Rules PPV, is that Batista will be finishing up with the company this week. Batista is set to challenge John Cena tonight in a Last Man Standing match for the WWE Championship.

Batista made headlines dating back to this past January when he made it known he was ready to retire within the year, after being burnt out and his aspirations to become a movie star. A majority of the WWE crew arrived early this weekend in Baltimore for the PPV and those within the backstage area believe Batista's career in the WWE will come to an end shortly after the show tonight.

He's also said to be furious backstage as well over Triple H 'taking' his movie role in recent weeks. He was promised the role at first and then it was changed at the last minute. He was not happy about it to say the least and voiced his opinion loudly backstage.

While this all remains speculation, there is great belief that Batista will indeed retire from a WWE ring in the very near future. As noted earlier, it is not definite that his last match for now will be at tonight's Extreme Rules pay-per-view but he is expected to leave very soon. Right now WWE has no plans for him this Summer or for the SummerSlam pay-per-view.

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