It has been less than a week since Sheamus made his return to WWE, and there is already a little bit of backstage heat towards him. While working a match against Daniel Bryan at the Smackdown taping, many observed that he was being a bit reckless in the ring. He is being accused of not protecting his opponent enough during the match. Some are excusing him by stating that he is still shaking off the ring rust from his time off.
April 2, 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
Around this time of year, upper level performers start being paired with one another for Wrestlemania. While plans change on a daily basis, management currently has Sheamus, who is expected to make his return to television from an injury any moment now, and Daniel Bryan penciled in for a rematch at the biggest pay per view of the year. The former would have to make a heel turn in order for the feud to work out properly.
January 27, 2015
Patience is not a virtue for everyone. Initially, the plan was to save the televised in ring return for Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble because that would have the most impact on fans. He would work non televised live events prior to that to prepare for the big pay per view. WWE, however, has changed their minds and decided to pull the trigger early. Bryan will now be making his return on an episode of Smackdown, which is now moving to Thursday.
January 9, 2015
While many people are already aware that WWE is going to save his televised in ring return for the Royal Rumble, Daniel Bryan is actually going to be back at work before then. He has been booked for a couple of matches at live events prior to the pay per view. The move is obviously being done to get rid of the expected ring rust that he has accrued since being on the sidelines for so long. He might still make appearances on Monday Night Raw, however.
January 8, 2015
During recent interviews to promote his return to WWE from a serious neck injury, Daniel Bryan has been openly discussing the dream match that he hopes will take place at Wrestlemania. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he would love to work a match against Brock Lesnar. He also stated that his desire is to win the Royal Rumble and challenge for the heavyweight championship at the biggest wrestling pay per view of the year.
January 8, 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
In a nice little swerve on Monday Night Raw, Daniel Bryan convinced WWE fans that he might be retiring as an in ring performer, thanks in part to a simple social media message, before delightfully surprising the audience with the announcement that he would be making his return at the Royal Rumble. There had been legitimate concerns backstage over his health, as many were under the belief that he would walk away like Edge did to ensure his long term health.
December 29, 2014