Triple H was set to wrestle CM Punk at WrestleMania 30, but this match angered him, as he wanted to be in the main event for the WWE title.
A fan asked Punk on Twitter, “Which Mania match is the least attractive for you?” Punk responded, “30.” Punk still isn’t thrilled with WrestleMania 30. Daniel Bryan ended up beating Triple H and winning the WWE title against Batista and Randy Orton in the main event. Triple H revealed in a recent interview that he spoke to Punk on the phone a year and a half ago.
Daniel Bryan revealed the emotional reason why he is not continuing in a full time capacity with WWE. Jerry Lawler ‘Buried’ Daniel Bryan At WWE Hall of Fame.
He told New York Post, “It really started entering my mind at the end of 2019. We had done three or four months in a row on international tours. I was gone for 14 days at a time. Plus, you leave your kids for that long, you leave your wife [Brie Bella] for that long and all that kind of stuff and it just gets to be a little much.
I love wrestling. Wrestling has been my favorite thing for a long time, but I don’t love wrestling nearly as much as I love being a dad. There’s nothing harder than your daughter telling you, ‘Daddy please don’t go.’ It was around that time that I started to talk to the head people in WWE, like I don’t know if I’m going to be doing this full-time for that much longer.”
Bryan told WWE management in March 2020 at WWE Elimination Chamber before WrestleMania that he wanted to be used in a way that would help WWE after he was gone. He then somewhat regretted telling WWE his decision, as with a better spot he could have “cool kick-ass matches” that get over.
“There was a moment where I was a little disappointed in myself and I was just like, ‘ugh, did I make the wrong choice going down that road,’” Bryan said. “I had expressed that thought to maybe the wrong person, who brought it up to other people [higher up]. I don’t know if that [conversation] played any part in why I’m now in this [main event] because I didn’t bring it up to anybody else and here we go.”