Mick Foley has thrown his support behind Daniel Bryan main eventing next year’s WrestleMania.
Last night on Raw, Bryan announced he will return to action in the Royal Rumble match on 25 January, with some now speculating that he will ultimately win the match and go on to challenge Brock Lesnar for the WWE championship at ‘Mania. And Foley – who memorably chastised WWE for it’s booking of Bryan at last year’s Rumble – has taken to Facebook to champion Bryan for another WrestleMania main event appearance.
LESNAR/BRYAN AT MANIA? I SAY “YES”!
I’m not going to smash any TV sets this January. I’m hoping not to say, write, or tweet things that make my relationship with WWE difficult. But following Daniel Bryan’s emotional speech on WWE Monday Night Raw last night, I think he could be the guy to face Brock Lesnar at this year’s #Wrestlemania.
As opposed to the earlier Ryback – WWE promo, where Ryback seemed uncomfortable, and in too much of a rush for us to appreciate the substance of the words, Daniel Bryan allowed his emotions to tell the story – reminding us of the journey he’d been on this past year, while not letting us forget what it was about him that made so many of us root for him to begin with. He fights from underneath like few before him ever have, and (despite what some of my colleagues may think) would be a credible threat to knock down the mountain that Lesnar has been built to be. It would be the ultimate David, facing the ultimate Goliath. Man vs Beast. Man vs himself – really no need for Man vs company here. Give Paul Heyman free creative reign to bring out the best in Daniel Bryan – and for the WWE Universe to bring out the best in themselves – and we have got ourselves a compelling Mania main event.