When the clock ticked down for the 30th entrant in the WWE "Royal Rumble," fans were ready to erupt in excitement at Daniel Bryan's appearance. That was when things turned on Jan. 26, 2013, as Rey Mysterio came out and Bryan was nowhere to be seen. With that, the fans turned on the WWE. Mick Foley turned on WWE. The whole Internet collaboratively got physically nauseous.
Bryan had lost to Bray Wyatt earlier in the evening, and everyone kind of expected that to be a "red herring" of sorts. They all thought he would be entered into the "Royal Rumble," win it, and go on to headline "WrestleMania" in April.
Bryan hit Twitter after the event when that didn't transpire.
"Sorry guys, the machine wanted me nowhere near the Royal Rumble match. But I thank everyone for their support. YOU are the #YESMovement
They try to keep US down and away from the top spots, but they can't ignore the reactions forever. Keep voicing your opinions. #YESMovement"
Once Mysterio came out, the crowd booed the rest of the evening and didn't stop. When Batista won the match, the fans booed even louder because the next best thing to them would have been Roman Reigns of The Shield winning it all.
WWE legend Mick Foley also took to his Twitter to express his feelings.
"Does @WWE actually hate their own audience? I've never been so disgusted with a PPV."
There's no telling where WWE will go from here with "Elimination Chamber" before the big one. If they end up with a main event of Batista vs. Randy Orton, then they can expect a lot of angry fans at "WrestleMania XXX" in New Orleans who will be chanting Daniel Bryan's name the whole time.