Originally Posted by Deoxyribonucleic A.C.I.D.
Bryan would have been squashed by Brock Lesnar and guess what.. fans would have been furious. They would have rallied behind Bryan to get the title back or get a proper rematch. Bryan would have gotten that rematch and have a great match with Lesnar. After that, who knows? One thing is for sure is that Roman wouldn't have been booed against Lesnar at Wrestlemania.
WWE would probably however do a Reigns vs Bryan programm down the line, and Reigns would start getting booed at that point. I think Bryan would have turned into something like Chris Jericho.
WWE would also try to turn him heel but that wouldn't work.
One thing is for sure. We would have gotten great matches with Rollins, Owens, Zayn, Styles, Nakamura, Balor. Bryan would turn into the main guy for all NXT alumni to face off against.
I feel like you wrote that everything that happened with Reigns and his rush push was pretty much because of Bryan being on the shelf and the insecurities that it brought. They put a lot of money being Bryan and was one of the top star at the time and he lied to them about how seriously injured he was going into mania which lead to his injury become even worst. If it wasn't for that, he would have been put in the Cena spot at summerslam, would have had a small feud with Lesnar that he would have lost like Cena did and then would have been move the the midcard to try the elevate one of the mid card titles. The guy would have stayed somewhat over and it would have given time for reigns to slowly getting build up as this main event guy instead of being rush into that position.
Now they don't need him as much because they actually have somebody that's as good has him and is actually healthy in AJ Styles plus they have the benefit of AJ not hiding stuff from them if he's injured like Bryan did.