Ex- WWE writer reveals Daniel Bryan's first title reign was not planned

Published 12 Comments

Football News

The WWE is currently without one of its top stars in Daniel Bryan who is once again sidelined with an injury and an unknown return date.

Bryan has been rumoured to be making a surprise appearance at Elimination Chamber this Sunday night, but no-one expects his appearance to be in a competing form.

This is the second major injury Bryan has suffered in as many years and the second time he has had to relinquish a title as a result.

Last year Bryan won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXX, but had to relinquish the title months later after months of carrying an injury.

This time round he has had to relinquish the Intercontinental championship he won at this year's WrestleMania.

Bryan is one of the most popular superstars on the roster and his absence from the company is very noticeable.

But it could have all been so different for the leader of the yes movement as an ex WWE writer has made a huge reveal about his first ever title reign.

We all know that Bryan famously cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase at TLC in December of 2011 to claim his first title reign.

However Kevin Erck who was formerly a member of the company's creative team, has revealed that Bryan was never intended to win the title that night.

According to Erck, the then World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry was carrying an injury and Bryan was called on the day of the show and was informed he would be getting the title.

Bryan was scheduled for an autograph session and wasn't even supposed to be at the show but the WWE made the big decision to give him his first title reign.

How differently could the future of the WWE have been if this decision hadn't been made or if Henry hadn't been injured?

Short lived success

Whilst Bryan has taken his career in an upwards trajectory ever since that night in 2011, his first title reign only lasted until the following year's WrestleMania.

At SunLife Stadium in Miami, Florida, Bryan put his title on the line against Sheamus in one of the shortest title matches in WrestleMania history.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms

Big Show
Mark Henry
Daniel Bryan

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - WWE Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again