Daniel Bryan Reportedly Pitched The Idea For His Heel Turn
Dave Meltzer recently discussed Bryan’s heel turn on Wrestling Observer Radio, and he noted that Bryan was actually the one who pitched the idea.
“Daniel Bryan himself has been pushing the idea of going heel, just because his booking as a babyface with The Miz was counterproductive. Obviously he made this choice sometime back, not a long time back, but weeks back that he felt he had to go heel. So, that was his call, not Vince’s call. In the end it’s Vince’s call. That was something that he wanted to do that had not been approved, so whatever.”
Meltzer went on to say that Vince McMahon made the decision to have Bryan win the title over the weekend, but he didn’t approve Bryan’s heel turn until Tuesday
“Whatever it was, I don’t know the reason, but it was over the weekend Vince changed plans and wanted to go with Brock Lesnar against Daniel Bryan with the title change to Daniel Bryan. This was before the Becky Lynch injury, but the heel turn was decided this afternoon. It was basically Vince going, ‘let’s do it all in one day and get the biggest impact.’”