About Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns gets real !
WWE needed to put those plans into action early on in The Big Dog’s career, as Roman Reigns has been earmarked as WWE’s top guy for a long time now. Including Daniel Bryan, letting certain people know about their plan is what they intended to.
How he felt when he was first told about the plans to move Roman Reigns into the next “John Cena” role in WWE, the current SmackDown Live General Manager recently spoke to E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness.
If there’s something big that needs to be set in motion, WWE makes plans for people way ahead of time. Fans sees it telegraphed and squash it with their thunderous chants and anti-establishment ideology as sometimes it doesn’t work too well. Even before The Shield broke up, Roman reigns’ push has been in the works for a long time.
The same event where Bryan would walk out with WWE’s top prize, Daniel Bryan remembers having a conversation with Vince McMahon around WrestleMania XXX. While Roman Reigns was a member of The Shield, in a rushed match on the same card, McMahon told Daniel Bryan at that time that they would be making him the next top face of the company.
For the transcript we specially than StillRealTo Us:
“You know, we really want to push Roman to be the next John Cena” Vince said.
“Boss, I one hundred percent support that, but I want you to know that I want to be the next John Cena,” Daniel Bryan replied. “I’m the man. I want you to push me.”
“To be honest with you sir, that’s great that you want that for him.” Bryan told Vince. “I want to be the next John Cena, and I’m going to push myself to be that person.”
About the remainder of Daniel Bryan’s in-ring WWE career, of course history would tell a different story.
At Wrestle Kingdom 13 for The Bearded GOAT this time next year if things turns out as they are somewhat expected to, there’s always hope we could be talking about an upcoming match.
It will be time to really focus on his future, as Daniel Bryan is going to work for WWE until his contract is up.