Daniel Bryan has a big regret from WrestleMania 30.
At WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans, the career of Daniel Bryan reached a new peak as he defeated Batista and Randy Orton in a triple threat match to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Showered with confetti, Bryan celebrated with his sister, his niece, Connor Michalek, and the rest of the WWE Universe. One name noticeably absent was Brie Bella, Bryan's fiancèe, who he was set to marry in less than a week.
Speaking to Jimmy Jacobs on the Jimmy Jacobs Doesn't Know podcast, Bryan recalled his WrestleMania moment without his soon-to-be wife.
"The worst part about WrestleMania 30 is that my wife didn't get to come to the ring. She was in gorilla, waiting for me. I pulled my sister and my nieces (in the ring). (Brie) wanted to (come to the ring) and she asked. And they said, 'No, don't go down.' They told her not to go down (to the ring)," recalled Bryan. "I'm not somebody who likes to relive life through pictures but one of my favorite pictures of my, my sister, and my niece is at WrestleMania 30. If you were to ask me what we did in those matches...I don't even remember. To me, the moments are hugging Connor, seeing my mom, my sister, and my niece there, seeing Brie and (William) Regal and all the people that I know and love in the back and they are so happy for me. Seeing that gave me more emotion than the actual fanbase. My biggest regret is that I didn't get to celebrate in that moment, with the confetti coming down, with my wife."
Earlier in the podcast, Bryan said that he is more fond of WrestleMania 34 than WrestleMania 30 because of the life events that surrounded WrestleMania 30. In the weeks following WrestleMania 30, Bryan would lose his father to a heart attack and see Connor and The Ultimate Warrior pass away.
WrestleMania 34 marked Bryan's return to the ring after a two-year absence due to concussion issues. Bryan was reportedly dealing with an undisclosed injury following WrestleMania 35 but was recently cleared to return.