After Edge won the Men's Royal Rumble, he chose to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania.
Edge made his decision at WWE Elimination Chamber, which saw Daniel Bryan survive the Elimination Chamber match, only to immediately lose to Reigns in a Universal Title bout. Having not been given a fair shake at the title, Bryan got a rematch at WWE Fastlane. Though Bryan made Roman tap out, he lost the match thanks to interference by Edge, who was serving as the special enforcer.
It all worked its way into turning into a triple threat match at WrestleMania 37 with Reigns, Bryan, and Edge.
And Daniel Bryan wasn't sure he was needed.
"I kept trying to get out of it too," Bryan said with a laugh in an interview with BT Sport. "'You know, this is a heck of a story, ten years to do the day that he was forced to retire.' It was shortly after Elimination Chamber, in the build to the singles match I had with Roman at Fastlane, it was like, 'this is going to be a stick Daniel Bryan in here thing.' Not to say that I didn't want to be part of it, I just thought it would be such a strong main event, just the two of them. WrestleMania 30, it felt like with the way the crowd was reacting with Batista and Randy, they kind of needed me in there. This one didn't feel like it needed me. It's all water under the bridge now, but maybe that was in the back of my mind, 'hey, I'm not sure I should be in this match,' is why I had this weird reaction to actually being out there."
In the same interview, Bryan said he had an odd sense of detachment the night of WrestleMania 37.
Bryan continued by saying that even if people agreed with him that he shouldn't be in the match, he wasn't sure he would be able to get out of it.
"There are a lot of people (who agreed I shouldn't be in the match), but you can't say it. If you say it, people would be like, 'what a jerk that guy is.' I think there were people backstage where, I would say it to them and they'd be like, 'I disagree.' I don't know if they were just being polite or if they were going to do it regardless of whether we agreed or not," he said.
Bryan did say that the triple threat match was fun from a storytelling perspective.
Reigns walked away with the Universal Title at WrestleMania 37, pinning both Bryan and Edge in the main event.
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