No one knows for sure what Eric Bischoff is up to behind the scenes in WWE. Many fans were under the impression that he’d be at least involved with the creative process. Now, it’s coming to light that Bischoff has his eye on some wrestlers and Daniel Bryan is one of them.
It was reported on Friday why Daniel Bryan wasn’t on SmackDown Live this week, but there are some creative plans in the works for him. According to RingSideNews, there’s a source within WWE who let it slip that Bryan could be in line for a WWE Title shot.
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According to Tom Colohue, the source, the vibe backstage is that Kofi Kingston is lacking challenges for the WWE Championship and he could be dropped the title sooner rather than later. Eric Bischoff is a big fan of Daniel Bryan’s work in the ring and on the mic , so the rumor is that Eric might want to pick the feud back up between Bryan and Kofi.
If WWE officials can’t create a new feud for Kofi, it could be logical to use Bryan to help keep the title off Kingston or take it from him. Bryan has established himself as a strong heel and Bischoff clearly realizes that he’s a commodity. The next step is his match at SummerSlam, which should be announced next week on SmackDown when he returns.
Another WWE Championship reign could be interesting for “The Planet’s Champion” after SummerSlam. Kevin Owens is riding a ton of momentum right now. Most fans are expecting himto beat Shane McMahon at SummerSlam. A rivalry between Owens and Bryan over the WWE Title could make for great television heading into the fall months.
What do you think of “The Planet’s Champion” gimmick?