When WWE randomly pulls a superstar from television or an event, there is usually a pretty good reason for it. Most of the time it is an injury or maybe there is some kind of disciplinary reason which ends up getting out soon after. Well, there was a Daniel Bryan Night scheduled for a Madison Square Garden house show this Friday, but the whole format was changed earlier today. Actually, Daniel Bryan was pulled from all upcoming WWE events.
A huge “March to WrestleMania” event was and is still scheduled for this Friday at Madison Square Garden in New York. While the matches on the card are great, and there are even multiple title matches, the night was being billed as “Daniel Bryan Night,” and the recently retired star was set to be there.
Well, not anymore.
The official website for Madison Square Garden has now issued a message to all of those holding tickets for Friday night’s WWE event. There is no word of a possible refund or anything like that, but they are letting everyone know that Bryan will not be in attendance.
“Due to a scheduling conflict, the ceremony to honor former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan on March 25, 2016 has been postponed.”
“While this honoring may occur at a later date, WWE Live – Road to WrestleMania, this Friday at Madison Square Garden, will still take place as scheduled. The event will feature many of your favorite WWE Superstars. After nearly 5 years, Triple H returns to action in the ring in the worlds most famous arena, Madison Square Garden! Also seeRoman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Ric Flair, Sheamus, AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, Kevin Owens and many more!”
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and look forward to your continued support of the WWE and Madison Square Garden.”
Not only has Daniel Bryan been pulled from the New York City event, but it appears as if he has been removed from all upcoming events.
Bryan was actually scheduled to be on the road this entire weekend before WrestleMania 32, and touring with WWE. He was going to be and appear at events in Trenton, New Jersey; Washington, DC; and then the WWE tour of the United Kingdom after the early April Pay-Per-View.
Now, he’s not scheduled for any of those events and all “Daniel Bryan Night” advertisements have been removed.
For most of the day on Tuesday, it really wasn’t known why Daniel Bryan had been pulled from any of the events. Madison Square Garden does site “scheduling conflicts,” but that seemed like a rather strange reason.
PW Insider did reach out to WWE to try and find out more of why he was no longer appearing at any upcoming events, and an answer was given. It was a very short and simple response, but it was an answer.
“Daniel Bryan requested time off and it was granted.”
A lot of fans were honestly quite thrilled with the idea of seeing Daniel Bryan again as he really hasn’t shown his face much since retiring from wrestling in February. Madison Square Garden will still have great matches as the card looks awesome.
- WWE Tag Team Titles: The New Day (c) vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. The Usos
- Kane & Big Show vs. Bray Wyatt & The Wyatt Family (Expected to be Braun Strowman)
- Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz
- Sheamus & Triple H vs. Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose
- United States Title: Kalisto (c) vs. Ryback vs. Alberto Del Rio
- Intercontinental Title: Kevin Owens (c) vs. AJ Styles
Daniel Bryan may have some other things planned and may just not be ready to show back up in front of a crowd that he’ll never wrestle for again. Either way, he and the Daniel Bryan Night events have been pulled from all upcoming WWE shows, but hopefully, he will show up again soon.
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