Why Daniel Bryan should not make an appearance at WrestleMania 34
In a perfect world, Daniel Bryan would be cleared by WWE doctors and allowed to have one last match in a WWE ring. The New Orleans crowd and the WWE Universe would cheer vociferously as they watch their hero hit his signature Yes kicks one more time and lock his vulnerable opponent into the Yes Lock for good measure.
Unfortunately for fans, it seems like there is absolutely no chance of that happening and Daniel Bryan will once again be forced to sit out during the biggest pay-per-view of the year. Of course, this is nothing new since he was forced to retire three years ago from WWE and has yet to be cleared to return, but fans still hold out hope that this would change.
Bryan also had hope that he would be able to return to the squared circle for one more match at WrestleMania 34, which prompted him to try to get tested again to see if he could be cleared to compete. In the end, that didn't work out too well, as Byran was once again not cleared to compete by WWE doctors, and kept on the sidelines instead.
With that being said, this is a crushing blow to Bryan and The Yes Movement, especially after Bryan defeated Randy Orton, Batista and Triple H to win the WWE Championship four years in New Orleans. In the end though, maybe it's best that he doesn't compete at WrestleMania 34. In fact, maybe he shouldn't appear at all.
As ludicrous as that may sound, Daniel Bryan did not also appear at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando and it would probably be in their best interest to do it again this year at WrestleMania 34. While fans might not agree with that sentiment and want to see Bryan take a jaunt down memory lane at this year's Show of Shows, it's not best for business.
Whether the WWE Universe wants to admit or not, Bryan has been known to hijack crowds from time to time throughout his career, and while that isn't exactly his fault, it has ultimately caused distractions for WWE. It has also ruined shows when fans realized that Daniel Bryan wouldn't be used the way that the fans wanted him to be.
It's happened multiple times, threatened to ruin multiple WrestleMania programs and left fans with a sour taste in their mouth when they realize that the WWE isn't listening to them. In the end, Bryan is a very popular Superstar within the WWE, but he is also one of the most divisive as well.
With that in mind, WWE needs to keep Daniel Bryan as far away from WrestleMania 34 as possible. Not only does this allow WWE to focus on the Superstars that are actually competing at this year's WrestleMania, it also allows the WWE Universe to not have their focus diverted and experience ruined by getting their hopes up.
Think about it, if Daniel Bryan walks down the ramp in the Superdome, the fans are going to go absolutely nuts and start to wonder if WWE had actually changed their mind about whether he could wrestle or not. While this would create an interesting moment if WWE could actually pull a swerve here and have Bryan compete, it's a complete waste of time if he can't.
Not only is it a waste of time if Bryan comes to the ring only to take a walk down memory lane, it could also cause a volatile crowd reaction that hurts the overall vibe of the rest of the show. The WWE Universe would probably even leave at the end of the show feeling teased and robbed of an opportunity to see Bryan compete one more time.
At the end of the day, Daniel Bryan being at WrestleMania 34 is just not best for business.