Former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan rose to superstardom in 2014 thanks to his organic rise as a babyface. This culminated in him winning both the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships at WrestleMania 30 after Bryan defeated Randy Orton and Batista in a triple threat match. Matt Riddle also dropped a huge Daniel Bryan bombshell.
Last month on an episode of Friday Night Smackdown, Daniel Bryan faced off against Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship in the main event of the show. Despite competing to the best of his ability, Daniel Bryan was unable to win the match and was banned from Friday Night Smackdown as a result of his loss. His contract also expired back in May and many fans have been wondering where he will go next. Bryan knew WWE that he would be leaving before WrestleMania.
Lana recently spoke on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast and revealed Vince McMahon rejected Miro’s idea for a feud against Daniel Bryan in 2015.
“We went to Vince the following week to pitch an idea to work with Daniel Bryan,” Lana said. “And he was like, ‘No, I’m splitting you guys up.’ We were shocked, we had no idea, and he was like, ‘No, no, no, he’s hated and you’re over. They love you. So you can go down to NXT or…’ I was like, ‘Wait, I don’t understand. Can I not be like a b****? I can get hated.’”