While it's nothing new to fans who have paid attention to the company for the last several years, things are pretty hectic backstage in WWE right now when it comes to plans for Wrestlemania 30. The only match considered to be a lock right now is the one featuring Bray Wyatt and John Cena.
Rumor has it that Bray Wyatt has earned the trust of WWE officials backstage to the point where he is now being allowed to write his own promos. He still needs approval from the creative department before using them on Monday Night Raw and Smackdown, though.
"I still think the Superkick is the best finisher ever. It was just so good. There's so many [favorites]. I think Antonio Cesaro's finish right now is cool. I always loved the Piledriver, so an adaptation of the Piledriver is very awesome to me. I've always loved submission holds, so I love the Sharpshooter, that sort of thing. I love Dean Malenko's Cloverleaf. The things that I never really liked as finishers were the stuff that was wacky, stuff like the Von Erichs, who did the Tornado Punch, you know what I mean? The Ultimate Warrior, even though he was my favorite as a kid, had the Press Slam, and then he'd hit the ropes a couple of times and give 'em the Big Splash, the Hulk Hogan Legdrop, stuff like that was all stuff where I was just like, 'Eh.' To be fair, I honestly always hated the Rock Bottom. To me, it was just like, 'Uh, that's weird and stupid.'"
- Daniel Bryan discussing finishing moves and how he hates the one used by Rock
Since CM Punk has been pulled from all of the upcoming live events, WWE needed a new main event match, as he was originally planned to headline the shows with Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. Now, Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan have been moved into the top spot.
Bray Wyatt has a lot of fans backstage in WWE, so the belief is that he has a very good chance of being put over at Wrestlemania 30 by John Cena. Management really wants him to become a main event performer, and a win of such magnitude would give him the required credibility.
Randy Orton was able to retain the WWE championship at Royal Rumble 2014 by using an RKO to pin John Cena, who was distracted by the arrival of Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. The trio might have been going after Orton due to comments he made earlier in the night.
While Daniel Bryan was able to dish out a lot of punishment towards his foe, it was Bray Wyatt that stood victoriously at the end of their match at Royal Rumble 2014. Wyatt got the pin fall victory after nail his finisher twice, once of which was done outside the ring.
WWE has quietly released Judas Devlin, a developmental wrestler who was supposed to have been called up to the main roster to join Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan in the Wyatt Family stable. He has been removed from the official roster page for WWE NXT.
Daniel Bryan made his injury return to the ring during a live event on Saturday night, where he worked a steel cage match against Bray Wyatt. WWE had kept Bryan from wrestling since he suffered his concussion, so that he can recover and work Royal Rumble 2014.
Since Hulk Hogan looks unlikely to be able to work a match at Wrestlemania 30, WWE is looking at other ways to use John Cena. He is unlikely to work a match for the heavyweight championship, so a high profile match against Bray Wyatt is back on the table.
Rumor has it that John Cena will be removed from the main event scene following Royal Rumble 2014. Randy Orton is expected to be moved into a program with a new challenger, most likely to be Batista, while Cena is rumored to be joining Daniel Bryan in his battle against Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.
Since Daniel Bryan is out with a concussion, WWE needed someone to work with Bray Wyatt at the live event, as the two of them have been paired up for the last couple of weeks in preparations for their match at the Royal Rumble, so officials opted to go with the Big Show as a replacement.
With WWE needing Daniel Bryan for the long term, steps are being taken to ensure that he maintains his health. Since his concussion symptoms are still bad, management has discussed the possibility of canceling his big match against Bray Wyatt at the Royal Rumble.
While WWE had always planned on Daniel Bryan turning on Bray Wyatt, they originally were hoping to stretch the story line out for several weeks, but thanks to fans at a Michigan State basketball game doing the "Yes!" chant, management opted to speed things up and pulled the trigger on Monday Night Raw.
Former heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan suffered a concussion during the big main event steel cage match at Monday Night Raw this week. While the moment was quite memorable to WWE fans, Bryan himself is said to not remember much details from the evening.
While many were hoping for a drawn out story line, it appears that WWE officials are pulling the trigger already on the big match between Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt, as the match between those two is now rumored to be added to the Royal Rumble pay per view.
"The show closing moments involving Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt was reminiscent of the Attitude Era as it relates to raw passion and the fans totally buying into the production. I said it last night on Twitter that Daniel Bryan was the hottest commodity in WWE today....by far. The connection that he's made with the audience, which more often than not, can't be manufactured is priceless. Daniel Bryan sitting on top of the cage and the sold out crowd chanting Yes! Yes! Yes! was Austin-esque in my eyes. The closing moments of RAW is what one always looks to achieve when formatting a TV show. That special moment that becomes a 'moment.' Daniel Bryan is a legit bookers dream. Highly skilled and can make anyone that he competes with appear better, no locker room issues or bad, personal habits and he's respectful and reliable. The perfect pro. Good role model for any young talent wanting to succeed."
WWE officials are extremely high on Bray Wyatt right now. There's talks of pushing him into the main event scene very soon. Some have even talked about pulling the trigger as soon as Wrestlemania 30, where a potential match with John Cena has been discussed.
An idea being floated around in WWE right now has Bray Wyatt winning the Royal Rumble, possibly with the help of Daniel Bryan, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, so that he can be set up as the top challenger for John Cena at Wrestlemania 30.
After being beaten severely by the group during the final hour of Monday Night Raw, Daniel Bryan finally succumbed and agreed to join Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, thus teasing a heel turn that could be a temporary thing.
Looks like WWE wants to push Bray Wyatt to the moon, as the company currently has plans penciled in for a match between the two at Wrestlemania 30. The match probably won't be the main event, but will still be in a high profile spot.
There is a strong push within WWE to put the tag team titles on the Wyatt Family. Initially, it was supposed to take place later in 2014, but several officials are pushing to make them champions before the Royal Rumble pay per view next month.
There were some serious speculations recently that Judas Devlin was going to be brought up by WWE from developmental to join the Wyatt Family, but a serious injury, one that might end his career, has forced a change of plans.
There's a very good chance that we could be seeing a steel cage match between Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt on a pay per view very soon, as WWE is having the two of them work a match in one during the live events this month.
Daniel Bryan was unable to overcome the odds, as the former WWE Champion was defeated by Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan in a handicap match at TLC. Wyatt got the pin fall victory after nailing his Sister Abigail finishing move.
There is a Beard of the Year category at the Slammy Awards at Monday Night Raw, and the nominees are Daniel Bryan, the Wyatt Family, Damien Sandow and Zeb Colter.
One of the ideas being thrown around backstage in WWE is to have extend the story line between Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan to the point where the two of them can work a big match at Wrestlemania 30.
As of right now, it appears that WWE is planning to utilize Daniel Bryan and his popularity to elevate Bray Wyatt so that he can be ready for an upper card match at Wrestlemania 30.
WWE has appointed the Shield as their rookies of the year. Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns beat out the Wyatt Family, Fandango, Curtis Axel and Big E Langston.
A name being thrown around as a possible opponent for the Undertaker at Wrestlemania 30 is Bray Wyatt, but many in WWE feel that he needs a lot more build up before being able to step into that big role.
It appears that Daniel Bryan will be moved into a feud with Bray Wyatt soon, as WWE has already scheduled them to work together on live events as practice.
WWE star Bray Wyatt broke character on Twitter to respond to a question from Tara about one of his tattoos.
After being sent home early from the European tour because of chest pains, Dean Malenko returned to work backstage for WWE last night at the Survivor Series.
After a match filled with crowd pleasing signature spots, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan picked up the win over Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. Bryan blasted Rowan with the running knee, as Punk pinned Harper after the Go 2 Sleep finisher.
Prior to becoming one of the most respected wrestlers that the industry has ever seen, Dean Malenko started out as a referee. He was able to find work in the Tampa area, thanks to his family ties, and he even worked briefly as a referee for WWE.
On Twitter, Bray Wyatt talks about the upcoming revolution in WWE by quoting Che Guevara.
WWE sent Dean Malenko, who has been working as a backstage agent over the last several years, home early from the European tour because of chest pains.
Rey Mysterio made his surprise return on Monday Night Raw during the main event to reveal that he is the mystery partner during the big tag team match at Survivor Series.
Despite the tease on Monday Night Raw this week, the Wyatt Family and the Shield are not expected to feud any time soon. Some within WWE are wanting to save that program for Wrestlemania 30.
WWE officials have decided to push Erick Rowan and Luke Harper instead of just focusing on Bray Wyatt.
There are those within WWE that are pushing Vince McMahon to bring up a developmental wrestler as a new member of the Wyatt Family.