Daniel Bryan's Return Not Yet Certain for SummerSlam
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.18.2014
What's the new plan for Lesnar?
- Daniel Bryan is currently still on the card for WWE SummerSlam, though it is not considered to be a sure thing. WWE is not currently expecting Bryan to be able to make it back for Battleground on July 20th and the belief is that he will be back either for SummerSlam in August or for Night of Champions in September.
Because of Bryan being out for as long as he will be, it is "pretty much a sure thing" that Lesnar will not face Bryan at SummerSlam. The plan was (and still is) to have Lesnar come back with the desire to be WWE World Heavyweight champion because it will put the title over. That means that the SummerSlam match will be Lesnar vs. whoever wins the title at Money in the Bank unless Bryan can somehow come back at Battleground and is booked to beat the MITB winner for the belt. Obviously, this would suggest that a babyface will go over in the Money in the Bank match, although Cesaro could also be an option if they wish to turn him against Lesnar this early.
WWE is currently advertising Bryan again for mid-August shows and while he is not yet advertised for SummerSlam, he is advertised for the night before in San Jose as well as TV shows after the PPV.