Former WWE star and a former five times WWE World Champion Daniel Bryan who is currently going by the name of Bryan Danielson in the All Elite Wrestling recently looked back at the infamous Royal Rumble match of 2015 and said that he warned WWE that it was a bad idea.
Royal Rumble match of 2015 was mainly booked to cement Roman Reigns as the ultimate face of WWE. They already know that Daniel Bryan was the favourite of the fans during that time so they did not want to take any risk to have Roman Reigns to get the appreciation from the fans. To make sure of that, they have Bryan eliminated early.
Bryan Danielson Looks Back At Royal Rumble 2015
And that was the biggest mistake. The thought the fans would forget the elimination of Bryan with more wrestlers entering the match. But the fans kept on Boeing almost everyone. Instantly after the elimination of Bryan, everybody understood that Roman Reigns is going to win the Royal Rumble match, and in that time nobody wanted to see Roman headlining WrestleMania.
The match was not very bad overall. It told a good story about how the authority always tried to ruin everything. But things did not work out at all. If they could keep Bryan and Roman as the final two wrestlers of the match, this same match would have been one of the best Royal Rumble matches in the history of WWE.
But once again, too much obsession about Roman Reigns made this match one of the worst ever. Even the appearance of the Rock could not save this match. But the fact of the matter is, WWE never wanted to build Bryan as a potential face of the promotion. Their concerned had always been Roman Reigns, and the story is very much same even after seven years.
Daniel Bryan who is currently going by the name of Bryan Danielson in the All Elite Wrestling recently spoke to Renee Paquette on The Sessions Podcast where he looked back at the infamous Royal Rumble match of 2015 and said that he warned WWE that it was a bad idea. He said;
“I knew (it was a bad idea), and especially because I had just come back from neck surgery. When they told me what I was doing in the Rumble in 2015 and that I was only going to be in there for four or five minutes, I told them, ‘I think this is a bad idea.”
“This isn’t necessarily great for Roman.’ They kind of ignored that. Then it wasn’t. Stuff happened. That was that. All of that to say, Roman has done such a great job and now he’s the biggest star in wrestling. He’s performed at such a high level for a long time and he’s done such a great job.”
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