Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan has appeared sporadically on recent WWE television. First, he was the guest GM for both Raw and Smackdown after Team Cena removed The Authority from power. Then, he announced his coming return to in-ring action which will take place towards the end of the month at Royal Rumble.
The Rumble will be headlined by a WWE World Title Triple Threat match between “Mr. Money in the Bank” Seth Rollins and former champions, John Cena and “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar. Bryan will not be involved in the match but he has always expressed interest in a possible bout with the former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.
Daniel Bryan spoke with MTV UK and expressed the following:
“One of the things that kills me about this is if I were champion right now I’d be wrestling Brock Lesnar and that’s the match I’ve always really wanted. I feel like we could do something completely different that people [wouldn’t] have seen before in the United States. That’s the match I really, really want.”
Bryan continued, releasing a short compilation of opponents he’d love the chance to share the squared circle with. In no particular order, Bryan wants to face “The King of Swing” Cesaro, who has now aligned himself with Tyson Kidd to form a sort of obscure tag team alliance.
Bryan made note that another man in the main event of the Royal Rumble had taken interest in a possible tilt, “Mr. Money in the Bank” Seth Rollins. Both Bryan and Rollins competed in the Ring of Honor promotion under the names “Bryan Danielson” and “Tyler Black”.
Bryan went on to name Royal Rumble’s odds-on favorite, Roman Reigns. The last reported plans for the main event for WrestleMania 31 were to pit Brock Lesnar against Roman Reigns with Reigns winning the match.
The final opponent Bryan listed was the last member of the Shield, Dean Ambrose. Dean seems to be nearing the end of a feud with Bray Wyatt and has become a fun crowd-pleasing wrestler since beginning his singles career. Time will tell if Bryan’s list will be fulfilled, but the Royal Rumble is looming and if Reigns isn’t targeted for the victory, one would assume that Daniel Bryan is plan B.