There has been a lot of speculation this week as regards to Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar after MTV published an interview that was done with the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion more than five months ago.
Bryan recently spoke to The Times-Picayune to promote his return to action in WWE on next week's SmackDown when it moved to it's new slot on Thursday night's and it seems Bryan hasn't changed his mind about wanting to face Lesnar.
He said: "Brock Lesnar is also supposed to be on (Monday's) show and to me, that's still my championship. My dream match for WrestleMania this year is if Brock Lesnar keeps the title and I win the Royal Rumble, and I wrestle Brock Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania 31 for the WWE championship. That's the match I want. That's the match that I've been thinking about this entire time that I've been injured."
Bryan never lost the title
Of course Bryan never lost the World Championship, he was forced to rescind it to The Authority when he was injured and since then the title has passed from Randy Orton to John Cena and finally Brock Lesnar.
Bryan doesn't actually have any claim over the title anymore, but if he did win the Royal Rumble and face the former UFC champion on the "Grandest stage of them all," it would put all the demons about his health to bed if he manages to overcome one of the most dominant forces in WWE today.
Bryan's health is still a worry
Of course Bryan's health is still the main focus for the WWE creative team, with many concerned that a push that big is too much too soon for the former champion, but Bryan also talked about his road to recovery and how ready he is.
"It was very frustrating. There were times when I actually did doubt whether I'd be able to come back. There were several doctors who said as much. They thought that I wouldn't be able to come back," he continued.
"It was like, 'Wow. I'm actually getting better.' At the beginning of December, some parts of my right arm were even stronger than my left, which is pretty incredible given how long the nerve had been damaged."
Bryan has been back in the gym and continuing his rehab following his injury and even commented on how much better he is beginning to feel.
"Functionally, I feel great. My movement is great. Overall, I feel good. I didn't have any hesitation (in the ring), there was nothing that I did before that I can't do now. Not only that, mentally I've been recharged. I'm going to be better than ever," Bryan added.
Could this be exactly what WWE have been waiting to hear? Could the crowd favorite and leader of the 'Yes Movement' be set for one of the biggest wins of his career in just two short weeks at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view?