Daniel Bryan won a vital match against Seth Rollins earlier this week on Monday Night Raw after he recently conducted an interview with Digital Spy UK where he talked about his relationship with the current Mr Money in the Bank.
Rollins and Bryan have known each other for a long time and are a representation in WWE that shows how well Independent Wrestling companies train their talent.
"I've known Seth Rollins for a very long time, it's strange to say this but he used to watch me at Ring of Honor! He used to come as a fan to Ring of Honor, so that makes me feel old! He's like, 'I watched you in high school' - I'm not that old, but just it makes me feel old. I am a big Seth Rollins fan and have been for a long period of time. He's been given an opportunity and he's taken the ball and run with it, he's going to be one of the top WWE stars for a long, long time."
The match between the two was one of the best on Raw and had crowds chanting "this is awesome" throughout. Bryan now goes on to face Roman Reigns at Fast Lane in less than three weeks, where the WrestleMania main event spot will be on the line.
The idea within the WWE Universe is that because the fans have been making a lot of noise about Roman Reigns win at The Royal Rumble, then the officials within the company decided to change the main event so that Daniel Bryan could play a part to make the fans happy.
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Bryan was asked about the smart wrestling fans and whether they are ruining WWE for other fans.
He said: "I honestly don't think that it's that different. A similar thing [to the 2014 Royal Rumble] happened at Royal Rumble in 1994, with Bret Hart and Lex Luger. Lex Luger was the guy that the WWE was really behind, they did the whole 'Lex Express' thing. But the fans wanted Bret Hart, and so it's interesting that that kind of thing has happened before, it'll happen again. But I don't know if the fans are ruining the fun!? For me they're making it really exciting! Because honestly, without the fans doing what they did last year, I would have never main evented WrestleMania. The fans are the reason why I even got that opportunity. That was never meant to be my spot, so I encourage that sort of thing! I might change my tune if it goes against me one of these days, but as for now - I like it."
There are also hints suggesting that if Daniel Bryan doesn't win at Fast Lane then he could face Dolph Ziggler on the "grandest stage of them all" and he could also turn heel, he was asked about this in the same interview. He replied:
"I think anything is possible. To me, the funnest part of wrestling is evolving. If you stay the same, all the time, you're eventually going to be left behind. This whole time that I've been gone, I've been thinking about the product, I've been watching the show - how can I change so that when I come back I'm a little bit different, so I'm more in tune with the audience?
"When I watch myself, I see nothing but faults, like, 'This I need to do different, this I need to do different', and so if there comes a point in time where I'm like, 'Man, this whole thing is just getting really stale', I am not opposed to being the bad guy again. Being a bad guy is fun for me. So we'll see."