Originally Posted by FromGlasgow
I don't think the WWE had any intention of ever making Daniel Bryan their number one face of the company guy, Around that time the fans were so vocal for Daniel I got the feeling the WWE had no choice but to put the title on him at Wrestlemania as the fans in attendance would have crapped all over the whole event if he wasn't challening and became champion at the end of the night. I do believe his reign wouldn't have been a long term plan and more of a transitional one, I would loved to have found out what happened after his win as I liked Daniel Bryan but I guess we will never now, Perhaps part of the reason they are preventing him returning is his vocal fanbase of wanting him as the number one guy when thats not what the WWE has in their plans.
The problem with Bryan at the time and Bryan will be the first to tell you this is while fans where clamoring for Bryan to get that number one spot, it wasn't translating into money. His merchandise wasn't selling, ratings where going up while he was on top the first time they tries. So I didn't blame them for not going with him or being scared of trying with him again.
In the end, crowd respond is one thing but what really help somebody getting a push is how much money they can make the company and while the whole yes movement was fine and good if they didn't start buying Bryan's merchandise during that push going into mania, they would never have went with him.
I truly feel that the reason they are scared of letting him climb back into the ring as everything to do with his safety because like many other that worked with Vince over the years have said, if he can make money with somebody, Vince won't turn it down and Bryan's return would be huge money for them. So all the conspiracy theory about wwe not wanting Bryan to comeback for this or that reason, is just that conspiracy theory,