Why didn't Daniel Bryan fire Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
Ever since Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens decided to interfere in the main event of Survivor Series, it was evident that the SmackDown Live Commissioner, Shane Mcmahon, was going to seek retribution. He was all set to fire them from the show. But Daniel Bryan interrupted him, announcing that the duo would compete in a lumberjack match against the New Day later that night. During the match, it was made very evident by the lumberjacks that not a single superstar was a fan of the pair.
After picking up a rather surprising win caused by the confusion during the match, Zayn and Owens were not fired by the General Manager-Daniel Bryan. Instead, Owens was given another match where he would face the Randy Orton next week. Shane Mcmahon, who left the arena much before the match, trusted Bryan would do the right thing. The Commissioner wouldn't be too pleased by the decision made by Bryan. While Shane was very certain of laying them off that night, Bryan went about and decided to grant them another chance.
Daniel Bryan going against the wishes of the Commissioner could mean that Bryan has lost confidence in Shane. The WWE, going with this run of Bryan as a GM and trying to get rid of Shane as a whole, will make Bryan more relevant in his role as the General Manager. Bryan states that the reason SmackDown Live isn't the "A" show because Shan ate the pin at Survivor Series. He also accused the latter him as the reason why Bryan was attacked when he went over to Raw to sort things out with his counterpart. All of this hints towards the beginning of a new angle between Bryan and Shane.
Making Bryan in charge of the blue brand will certainly refresh the scenario of SmackDown Live. Right now it seems that Shane is running the entire show with very little inputs, if any at all, from Bryan. This brings Bryan into the limelight and allows Shane to take a couple of months off television, much like his sister.