While fans waited until the day of the pay per view to find out, WWE had actually made the decision to remove Daniel Bryan from Extreme Rules on Friday. The belief is that management opted against revealing that immediately because they wanted interest on the show to remain as high as possible. Many were looking forward to seeing Bryan work the event because that would mean that his injury was not as severe as initially believed.
April 28, 2015
While a lot of fans were hoping that the rumors about Daniel Bryan being seriously injured were not true, WWE has now confirmed that the Intercontinental Champion will not be able to work Extreme Rules tonight. They posted an official announcement on the website, where they state that Bryan is not medically cleared. His scheduled opponent Wade Barrett will now work a match against Adrian Neville during the kickoff show.
April 26, 2015
Rumors are floating around right now that Daniel Bryan might be forced to miss a month of action, and WWE did something to further fan those flames. Every month, the company generates preview videos for each month that is taking place on the pay per view. While they still have his match with Wade Barrett listed on their website, they did not bother making a preview video for their upcoming bout at Extreme Rules.
April 25, 2015
Last month, Daniel Bryan revealed in an interview that he wanted to wrestle his former roommate and training partner Shinsuke Nakamura at Wrestlemania in Dallas next year. Now, the popular star is requesting that management bring the New Japan star on board when WWE tours Japan this year. Bryan feels that an interpromotional match between the two of them would help draw in fans to the live events in Tokyo.
April 3, 2015
One of the ideas floating around backstage in WWE right now is to have Sheamus making his much anticipated and much promoted return during the Intercontinental Championship ladder match at Wrestlemania. He would initially do so as a baby face before getting the fans to turn on him by costing Daniel Bryan the match. A title feud between the two would then take place for the next month or so.
March 20, 2015
Vince McMahon caused a bit of an uproar with the internet wrestling community when he stated that Antonio Cesaro was missing something that prevented him from being elevated to the main event. In a recent interview, Daniel Bryan decided to defend Cesaro, stating that if the two of them were to work a lengthy match together on Smackdown, it would easily generate a huge reaction from WWE fans.
March 18, 2015
An interesting comparison was made recently in regards to how WWE is using Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns. Someone stated that it was like in 1994 when fans wanted Bret Hart to be pushed, but management went with Kevin Nash instead. Hart himself responded to the comparison by saying that he really wanted Nash to do well because they were friends, but he felt that the front office should have given Nash another year to be built up.
March 16, 2015
Rather than being a corporate puppet, Daniel Bryan decided to express his opinions during an interview recently. He confirmed that he was indeed disappointed at how the Royal Rumble played out. The former world heavyweight champion also stated that he was more disappointed than the fans were. Bryan states that WWE usually has the top matches booked for Wrestlemania, so it was disappointed to be lost in the shuffle during card placement.
March 11, 2015
In a very touching display of compassion, WWE announced on the latest episode of Monday Night Raw that they would be inducting Connor Michalek into the hall of fame during Wrestlemania weekend. He was the terminally ill kid that was a huge fan of professional wrestling. To their credit, the company brought him in and allowed him to meet his favorite stars, including Daniel Bryan. Triple H even wrestled the kid and did the job for him in the ring.
March 11, 2015