I am not a big fan of blogging about spoilers but this one is a big one, especially when it results in a WWE WrestleMania 31 main-event. A verified spoiler may have confirmed the headline match at Mania and the results of a big FastLane showdown.
Let me start by saying this first. I’d ask that you leave the page if you don’t wish to know the spoiler at Fastlane. Okay, you have been warned. Don’t blame me for giving out the spoiler and ruining your experience.
[adinserter block=”1″]There is a person named MetsFan4Ever that is a regular poster on Reddit.com. The poster has been verified as a WWE insider and is generally 95% and above right when it comes to giving away spoilers and match results prior to shows. MetsFan4Ever recently posted a spoiler about the big showdown at Fastlane between Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns. It probably won’t make you happy.
“I have been told and it has been 100% confirmed that Roman Reigns is indeed defeating Daniel Bryan at WWE Fast Lane.
I was also told the only reason this match was made was to quiet the “marks” for a few weeks while they try to get Roman over. Regardless of the reaction in the next few weeks, Roman is the man and will be headlining WrestleMania and defeating Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship.
I’ve also been told that despite his smaller size, Bryan is considered one of the more physical in ring workers in the WWE. Thus he has been picked to work with Roman to get him ready for the physicality that is Brock Lesnar. It is comparing Bryan to Curtis Axel. Bryan is the Curtis Axel to Roman’s Rock.
The last reason I was given is that WWE knows full well that people are going to watch WrestleMania no matter what. I was told they could’ve put Doink vs. Brock Lesnar and the fans would be watching. At this point, WWE considers the WrestleMania name bigger than any of the superstars on the show.”
This confirms the blog I wrote last week when I called the match one big WWE screw job and a big F-You to Daniel Bryan fans. As I wrote last week, the WWE are booking this match for a few reasons. One, they want to have a little fun with the Daniel Bryan brigade and screw with them a bit. The company wants you Bryan supporters to believe that your boy has a shot at going to Mania. It’s not going to happen. Two, the company wants to elevate Reigns with a big singles win and what better win than beating the former champion who didn’t lose his title. Three, it wants to quiet the fans who still believe Bryan deserves the match since he didn’t lose the title. In other words, it ties up loose ends.
[adinserter block=”2″]I was okay with all of this until I read this post. The remark about the WWE believing they can put any anyone in the Mania main-event actually works against them keeping Bryan out of it. If that person is so meaningless, why not give the fans Bryan in the main-event? Why does it have to be Reigns if it doesn’t matter? I believe that sentiment to be true among the corporate WWE employees, yet I still believe for Vince McMahon that the person in the Mania main-event truly does matter. Yes we saw The Miz in there at Mania 27, but you can count on one hand how often that has happened in the last ten years and that is once.
So there you have it. I really don’t think this is much of a surprise at all. Unfortunately it may be a big drink of reality for some of you Bryan fans that were hoping they wouldn’t have to drink.