Daniel Bryan battles Randy Orton for the WWE Championship at the “Battleground” pay-per-view on Sunday night, and some people feel he has waited long enough. According to PWS on Oct. 5, Bryan feels that the fact that it took him a while to get to the top was fun in and of itself.
Bryan was a huge independent star, considered the best wrestler in the world for a very long time. He was one of the best champions in Ring of Honor history and was a legend in Japan as well. He was trained by Shawn Michaels and William Regal and his WWE debut was much anticipated.
The WWE chose to introduce him as a rookie who needed The Miz to mentor him. They did everything they could to make it seem like his independent success meant nothing because it was nothing compared to competing in the WWE.
After a rough start where the WWE actually fired him after a misguided choke out of Justin Roberts on television, he came back and worked his way up. Bryan won the U.S. title and then finally won the world championship. He enjoyed a nice reign with the belt before losing in record time to Sheamus at Wrestlemania.
Now, he is trying to win the WWE Championship, after winning it twice and losing it just as quickly – the first when Triple H turned on him and the second when Triple H screwed him over. Now, he gets another chance.
Bryan said that, while fans want him to hurry up and win the title, he went from wrestling in armories in front of 200 people to being in the main event on “WWE Monday Night Raw” for weeks now. He next gets to main event another pay-per-view and said it is all fun to him.
He also said that, if he wins the WWE championship on the same night that his fiancée Brie Bella wins the Diva’s Championship, it would be one of the most special things they could ever do together.
“WWE Battleground” airs on Sunday night at 8 p.m. EST on pay-per-view.