On March 20, 2018, Daniel Bryan announced his return to in-ring competition, sending the professional wrestling world into a frenzy. Even though he was slotted into the WrestleMania card with less than a month to spare, the former WWE Champion has already made an impact at the box office.
According to a report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Bryan's return to the "Grandest Stage of Them All" has considerably expedited ticket sales, and WrestleMania is sure to be a legitimate sell-out.
Apart from its obvious commercial benefits, the Aberdeen native's first match in almost three years will also put a larger spotlight on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, who will have the opportunity to make a name for themselves in what is being labeled "the people's main event" of WrestleMania 34.
So, without any further ado, here are five possible finishes for Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
#1 Shane McMahon turns on Daniel Bryan
Even though he is currently the hottest commodity in professional wrestling, WWE cannot immediately insert Bryan into a World title program. That has to be saved for a bigger stage, perhaps even WrestleMania 35. In the meanwhile, the "American Dragon" needs to feud with heels who have name value.
And is there anybody on the roster more suited for his first singles program than Shane McMahon? Tension has been brewing between SmackDown Live's authority figures for a number of months, and this match could serve as the perfect time for their animus to come to a head.
This scenario would not only give Bryan a credible opponent to work with but also allow Owens and Zayn to be reinstated on SmackDown Live.