In some interesting WWE rumors, the reaction backstage to the Triple H heel turn on Daniel Bryan was somewhat mixed. According to Rajah on Aug. 20, there was some curious concerns on how the main event heel turn went down.
The heel turn came after Daniel Bryan beat John Cena cleanly to become the new WWE champion after a hard knee strike to the head at "WWE SummerSlam." After the match, Randy Orton came out with his Money in the Bank briefcase but then stopped in the aisle. That is when Triple H attacked Daniel Bryan and hit him with the Pedigree. Orton came in the ring, handed the briefcase to Triple H and then pinned Bryan for the WWE title.
The next night on "WWE Monday Night Raw," Triple H explained that he did it because he had to protect the WWE for the future and Daniel Bryan as the face of the company would never work.
Backstage WWE rumors indicate that many in the WWE thought the ending of the match was perfect and was the start of a great storyline with Bryan as the underdog fighting against the system. The thought is that he will get even more fan support as he chases Randy Orton and the WWE title.
However, there were one major complaint about the finish. One was that it seemed strange that, after Bryan kicked out of Cena's biggest moves, Triple H could take him down for the count with his Pedigree. Second, it took Orton a while to get into the ring and Bryan stayed down the entire time, which seemed "awkward."