Tuesday , June 6 2023

WWE's Reported Reason Behind Turning Daniel Bryan Heel


WWE has been a crazy place in recent weeks. We've lost Roman Reigns due to emergency, Becky Lynch to injury and now Daniel Bryan to the Dark Side.

The WWE Universe watched in confusion as Bryan delivered a low blow to AJ Styles en route to capturing the WWE Championship on SmackDown. But after the bell, Bryan made sure we all understood where he stands now as unloaded extra punishment upon Styles.

Bryan's character has not said much about his heel turn, but Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Radio has the scoop. Apparently, Bryan has been lobbying for a month and Vince McMahon finally decided to give him the green light on Tuesday.

"The heel turn was decided this afternoon. It was basically Vince saying, 'Let's do it all in one day and get the biggest impact.' Now, we have spent some time saying that Brock Lesnar is the ultimate heel, blah, blah. Daniel Bryan is a lonely girl, and she's a heel. So logically, perhaps the heel turn should be in the re-match and not this match. [Bryan] It goes into this match as a babyface, do the match, whatever they're going to do. "

Bryan vs. Lesnar does provide an interesting batch of psychology. Bryan made a career out of being one of the most believable underdogs in WWE history. Lesnar is arguably WWE's best bully. So how does this work? No one knows exactly, but we'll all be watching on Sunday, and that may have been the point.

"Vince decided to do it all once, let's shake things up. Maybe it was Becky Lynch being hurt? It's like, "Well make a big move today," said Meltzer.

Things have been tumultuous as of late, and WWE has been forced to book on the fly. Even though the circumstances are unfortunate, the latest episodes of Raw and SmackDown have offered some can't-miss moments. WWE is exciting to watch right now, which has not always been the case in recent years.

While Bryan vs. Lesnar may feel incongruent, WWE likely has long-term places in place for evil Bryan. His expected WrestleMania feud with the Miz is now seems questionable, but we'll guess Bryan is a WWE Championship into WrestleMania 35.

[H/T Ringside News]

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