WWE Vice President Road Dogg thinks there could have been a “totally understandable” way to have Daniel Bryan lose the main event of WrestleMania 30.
WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans is one of the most memorable events in wrestling history. Brock Lesnar conquered The Undertaker’s legendary Streak, bringing the Superdome to stunned silence – with only one match and one outcome able to get the WWE Universe back to full voice as they screamed “Yes! Yes! Yes!”
Daniel Bryan – now better known as AEW’s Bryan Danielson – ascended to sports entertainment greatness in New Orleans as he defeated Triple H in the opening bout to proceed to the main event where he overcame the dual threat of Batista and Randy Orton to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion. This ended a storyline that lasted several months of Bryan being screwed out of his opportunities at every turn by the dreaded Authority.
Speaking on his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, a former member of that group, Road Dogg gave his thoughts on how he was more invested in Daniel Bryan’s climb to the top rather than him as champion:
“They made [Bryan] that night, but look, the next day was a different story. My little engine that could did, so now what? You know what I mean? Okay, now, his t-shirt sales legitimately dropped after he won the title and that’s not… you can’t make that up. That’s nothing having to do with him, that’s me being more invested in the climb than the perch at [the] top.”
Daniel Bryan only defended his WWE World Heavyweight Title twice before being forced to relinquish the belt due to an injury that saw him spend eight months on the shelf.
Road Dogg continued saying he thought it was perfect that Bryan won in the end but could have seen a scenario where The Authority’s hand-picked crooked referee – and Road Dogg’s brother – could have cost him once again:
“I think it was perfect that [Bryan] won. What a journey. I don’t know that you could have beat him, but I don’t know if you couldn’t have, you know, the deck was so stacked against him already. It would be totally understandable if they screwed him somehow with a Scott Armstrong referee comes in or whatever.”