As we found out on Monday’s Raw, Daniel Bryan will face Bray Wyatt one-on-one at this Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
Confirming that Bryan was cleared to wrestle again, following his concussion from last week that caused him to miss this past weekend’s live events, according to PWMania.com.
This came as a relief to many fans of Bryan, who thought he might have to miss the pay-per-view altogether.
However, many fans are upset again, as PWInsider is reporting that as of Monday afternoon, WWE had no plans to use Bryan in the Royal Rumble match.
Believe it or not, this is good news for Bryan and his legions of “YES”-men.
If Bryan is being kept out of the Royal Rumble, the WWE obviously has no plans for him to win the match. That being the case, what does Bryan have to gain from being in the match? Nothing.
All signs point to Batista winning the Rumble match and Brock Lesnar getting a title shot at Elimination Chamber in February. Both those guys are versatile in that they could both have good storylines with Randy Orton, John Cena, or each other.
I am among the many who want to see Bryan win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXX, but it’s just not the right time. Though I feel somewhat jaded by this, I must also admit that for the first time, I feel WWE is on board with Bryan and they are ready to let him be a star.