During a recent interview, Daniel Bryan echoed a sentiment that is shared by many within the internet wrestling community. He wants WWE to bring back the brand split. The former world heavyweight champion feels that the format enables performers a better chance at being pushed. Bryan stated that guys like Antonio Cesaro would benefit greatly from the return of the brand split.
July 31, 2015
During a recent interview with Chael Sonnen, Paul Heyman stated that Roman Reigns lost his push because WWE made the mistake of bringing Daniel Bryan back. Heyman feels that the audience was hoping for Bryan to be given a super push, so they turned on Reigns because he was actually being pushed.
June 12, 2015
In a sign that WWE is going to push him, Wade Barrett was given the King of the Ring victory over Adrian Neville tonight. Plans must have been changed backstage recently because he was initially booked to put over Daniel Bryan at Extreme Rules a week ago. The absence of Bryan itself may have led to the change in decisions. The front office also did a good job of protecting Neville in the match by making it seem like he had a rib injury.
April 28, 2015
There is still a good amount of concern backstage for Daniel Bryan. Some people feel that his long term health is in jeopardy because he refuses to have the type of neck surgery that WWE would rather have him do. There are even those that are comparing the situation to what the front office had to deal with Kurt Angle several years back. A big push will be hard to come by if Bryan does not have the trust of management in his corner.
March 27, 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
Fans in the various arenas that the company visits and the internet wrestling community both agree that Daniel Bryan deserves a big push from WWE. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be in the works. Management is said to be leaning towards neglecting the public pleas because they simply do not feel that Bryan is the right guy as the face of the company. He will still be utilized high up on the card, however, but he will not be the lead.
January 30, 2015
While the consensus among the internet wrestling community is that either Roman Reigns or Daniel Bryan will end up winning the Royal Rumble match tonight, a dark horse candidate has emerged. Reports have surfaced that WWE is seriously considering giving the honor to Bray Wyatt tonight. He has several people backstage who are pushing for him to be elevated into the top spot because his character has potential to thrive.
January 25, 2015
Now that he has decided to make a return to the company, there are those backstage who are pushing for Daniel Bryan to win the Royal Rumble and be in the headline match at Wrestlemania. However, there are also detractors of the idea, who believe that Bryan might be too much of an injury risk in such a high profile position. Some would much prefer to see how his body holds up after a couple of months of being on the road again.
January 6, 2015