Daniel Bryan left WWE Elimination Chamber still the WWE Champion, outlasting Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and Jeff Hardy to inch once step closer to a marquee title match at WrestleMania 35.
The odds to retain his coveted WWE Championship weren’t in his favor, but Bryan, following an epic mini-match with Kingston that had fans on the edge of their seats, held onto the title many thought he’d never win again. And now that Bryan has overcome one more obstacle on the road to WrestleMania 35, he shouldn’t lose the WWE Championship anytime soon.
WWE, of course, took a sizable risk by turning Bryan heel late last year. It isn’t easy to create a babyface who becomes as popular as Bryan did, and Bryan made a marked difference that very few babyfaces have proven capable of making in recent years. Not only did Bryan have a proven history of moving merchandise like hotcakes, but his return at WrestleMania 34 last year resulted in a huge spike in ticket sales for the event, which had previously been struggling in that regard.
Following the pay-per-view, it didn’t take long for Bryan to reclaim his spot as one of the most beloved underdogs in WWE history. But a series of lackluster and disappointing booking decisions … Read the Full Story HERE