The situation surrounding Daniel Bryan and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is not ideal; as plans are up in the air regarding his return.
Daniel Bryan is still one of the top guys in the WWE and you can understand that the WWE will not want to strip him off the title until they are fully aware of what is going on with his recovery.
But there are already major plans in place for the SummerSlam pay-per-view; if everything goes to plan regarding Bryan’s recovery. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported, and we can now confirm that the long-term plan right is that the WWE will be working towards a Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The Money in the Bank pay-per-view is the night where everything will be a lot clearer.
The reason the WWE are going with a Brock Lesnar and Daniel Bryan programme is it makes Lesnar looks a lot stronger coming off WrestleMania XXX where he ended The Undertaker’s undefeated streak. This will then eventually lead up to a battle between the Paul Heyman Guys, where Cesaro will eventually turn face and challenge Brock Lesnar; don’t expect that to happen until after SummerSlam.
One of the big plans being discussed right now is that Cesaro will win the Money in the Bank ladder match, and once Lesnar captures the championship off Bryan at SummerSlam; Cesaro will come out to cash in the briefcase. But again, it all comes down to the Money in the Bank event, as there might not even be a briefcase this year.
The reports circulating right now are that Bryan’s recovery isn’t going as planned, and taking longer than expected. This past week on Monday Night Raw Stephanie McMahon announced that Daniel Bryan will be defending the championship titles against Kane in a stretcher match at Money in the Bank. If Bryan is unable to compete then the Money in the Bank ladder match will be for the titles.
To clarify, this isn’t a work. The WWE are genuinely waiting on Bryan’s recovery to see whether he will be able to compete or not. If he is then the Money in the Bank ladder match will be for the briefcase as it always is.
This will obviously have an impact on the ladder match, as only the top stars will be competing for a chance at capturing the gold, whereas briefcase matches allow the younger talent or mid-level superstars to capture the briefcase and elevate themselves into main event superstars.
It’s now simply a waiting game to see whether Bryan will be fit enough to compete at Money in the Bank; or the Money in the Bank ladder match this year will be contested for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
WWE fans – what do you think? Will Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar face off at SummerSlam? Or will Bryan’s injury result in him being stripped off the titles? Let us know in the comments section below and come discuss all things WWE with me on Twitter @RazK28.
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