The Royal Rumble left many fans in an uproar after Roman Reigns won the Royal Rumble match in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Along with Reigns not being popular with a vast majority of the WWE fanbase, the Big Show and Kane leisurely threw Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler and Bray Wyatt over the top rope. Philly is a big wrestling town that loves the aforementioned “IWC” guys.
Philly, as well as a huge amount of WWE fans, wanted Daniel Bryan to win. However, the WWE didn’t want Bryan to win the entire time. It was a long-term plan that involved Reigns winning the Royal Rumble match. That left one question for the WWE Universe, where does Bryan go from here?
It was rumored that Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan III would take place at WrestleMania 31. Sheamus would present the heel in the feud. Just like the Reigns victory, not many WWE fans want the rematch for a third time. Since the ovation and disappointment for Bryan’s Royal Rumble appearance, changes were already made.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Daniel Bryan will not be wrestling Sheamus at WrestleMania 31, but rather an opponent who would help him “steal the show.”
Furthermore, the recent interactions between Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler on Twitter are reportedly more than just banter, as the working creative plan for WrestleMania 31 is indeed Daniel Bryan vs Dolph Ziggler.
This all began with a simple tweet from Dolph Ziggler, when he tweeted at Daniel Bryan about his appearance at the Royal Rumble.
— Dolph Ziggler (@HEELZiggler) January 27, 2015
Bryan then saw the tweet and decided to respond with two simple words:
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) January 27, 2015
Ziggler, who is always the man to stir the pot, added fuel to the proverbial fire and further led to speculation about a wrestling match with Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 31.
— Dolph Ziggler (@HEELZiggler) January 28, 2015
Is it possible that the WWE told Ziggler to begin a movement to get Bryan and the former-World Heavyweight champion a match at WrestleMania 31? There’s one question that many people have and that is who will be the heel? Sometimes in a feud, there doesn’t have to be a heel and face.
Look back to the CM Punk and John Cena feud in 2011, when it first began. Punk was an anti-hero to the WWE Universe. Cena played the face, but received plenty of hatred as well. Ziggler and Bryan are both favorites, especially to the hardcore wrestling fans. Ziggler’s moniker is, “stealing the show.” If the match does occur, Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler will undoubtedly do just that.
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