Daniel Bryan challenges Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship this Sunday at Fastlane. Just as it appeared WWE was building a one-on-one match between Edge and Roman Reigns for the main event of WrestleMania 37, Daniel Bryan became a monkey wrench in the situation that now adds intrigue as to what the match at WrestleMania 37 will even become by the time the bell rings on the weekend of April 10.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Daniel Bryan explained that he doesn't believe the rivalry or WrestleMania championship bout needs him but because it adds intrigue for the audience, he believes this is a better situation for all involved.
“The hard thing about the idea of a triple threat is that Edge was forced to retire almost 10 years ago, and him coming back is a really powerful story,” Bryan says. “What I think the story needed more than anything else was to make the WrestleMania match between Roman and Edge not a sure thing. We’ve cast doubt on that. The idea of me versus Edge at WrestleMania is pretty cool. Two guys forced to retire, and now we’re both back.
“All that’s to say, I don’t think Edge and Roman need Daniel Bryan involved in the story. What I do think is exciting for the fans is that now there is a lot of doubt about the match you’re going to see at WrestleMania, and I think that’s really fun. Will it be me and Edge? Or me in a triple-threat? Or Edge and Roman? The more passion you drum up for this, the better it is for everybody.”
Daniel Bryan has stated openly in the build to this year's WrestleMania that it may be his last, he expands on that possibility in this latest interview.
“Realistically, it could be,” Bryan says. “But there is a difference between saying this could be my last WrestleMania compared to this being my last match. After being forced to retire, I never want to retire again. It will be interesting to see what happens with my career. I don’t know if I can do the full-time WWE schedule anymore.”
For Bryan being a full-time father is too important. To hear his comments on that matter, click here.
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