Although he is contracted to the UFC, Saturday night felt like a massive defeat for the wrestling world as CM Punk suffered another embarrassing loss inside of the Octagon.
Wrestling fans were tuning in to see whether 'one of their own' could erase the memory of that disastrous debut against Mickey Gall and pick up his first win against an opponent with similar experience.
Instead, the world seems to be laughing at both Punk for falling 0-2 in a one-sided beatdown, while WWE fans also seem to be the butt of the jokes recently; especially those that tried convincing others that the former WWE Champion would put on a much more improved performance in his hometown of Chicago.
Granted, Punk was able to live his dream, but his career in the UFC now looks to be over with many wondering whether or not it could re-ignite his passion for returning to wrestling again.
Since that devastating loss, a handful of names related to WWE have reacted, even if it was indirectly. The likes of Tommy Dreamer and Hurricane Helms praised Punk, while Sasha Banks' recent comments also looked to have been about Punk's efforts on Saturday night.
However, it's Corey Graves that dominated the headlines with his borderline meltdown aiming plenty of jibes at his former friend.
While others publicly haven't had their say, Daniel Bryan has finally spoken out over the fight with comments that has caused quite a stir online.
The former SmackDown LIVE general manager took part in an Instagram Q&A this week with Brie Bella, where he was asked if he could beat Mike Jackson - CM Punk's conqueror in Chicago - and claimed that he could.
"I think the answer...I can beat him on the ground for sure... I think," Bryan said. Brie added, "You could definitely beat him."
Punk's opponent caught wind of what Bryan said as his comments starting doing the rounds online, and he didn't sound too impressed with the leader of the YES! Movement.
He responded: "Hey, @WWEDanielBryan, don’t let your mouth write a check your ass can’t cash. You don’t want to get potatoed like your mans did at #UFC225."
As expected, Bryan didn't get baited into a war of words online for the world to see. Instead, he merely replied 'interesting' which has resulted in fans speculating what would actually happen.
Although Bryan has done an excellent job of keeping him in the headlines, WWE fans know that there's only one winner in an online war between the pair, as Bryan's support is on a colossal scale that stretches over the world.
What did you make of Daniel Bryan's comments on CM Punk's UFC 225 opponent? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.
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