Daniel Bryan Still WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Likely Appearing At Payback PPV

It was announced on Monday’s RAW that Daniel Bryan has one more chance to hand over the WWE World Heavyweight Title at Sunday’s Payback pay-per-view.

Before telling Stephanie McMahon no to handing over the title, Bryan told fans that his injury is more serious than originally thought. He said there is no shame in handing over the title and then healing to come back better than ever but decided against just handing it over.

Stephanie added that if Bryan doesn’t hand over the title at Payback, she will fire Brie Bella.

  • Jesse Reid

    Wtf? I like DB and all but it’s bullshit not having the championship defended on a ppv. That’s just ridiculous to me. They should’ve stripped him and held a KOTR tournament or some shit.

  • Necro

    He’s going to be at Payback! The event I’m going to! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!

  • jmull

    Did it seem like he is thinking of giving the titles to someone else? Who would they have him give them to?

  • ksedude

    Dumbest storyline in forever. Yeah sure it’s his decision to sit at home and not defend the title for a few months. Either he can compete or he can’t. What is this “I can’t compete but I’m not surrendering the title” shit? Even Cena gave up the title when he was hurt. Batista, Edge, Michaels, Austin with the IC title, etc… since when can someone decide “I can’t defend it…but I’ll just hold on to it.” what?

    • SebKowalke

      D-Bry didn’t decide that. WWE Creative did. Worst storyline I can remember that D-Bry was a part of.

      • ksedude

        Yeah I don’t blame him, I’m blaming creative. He’s just doing what was given to him by them. They dropped the ball on this one though.

    • codys moustache

      Tbh after watching raw it makes sense that bryan would jerk them around instead of just handing the title over. He’ll have to give it up eventually but I understand how its being played out.

    • Necro

      I guess they actually need more time to see who’s going to be the new champion, this is a pretty big situation right now….Kane couldn’t feud with anyone if he had the title unless CM….nothing…Batista is gone after Payback, Orton I guess still has his “rematch clause” but again….I feel like they have to give it to a face because the heels have no one to feud with, unless Ziggler…