After this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, Samoa Joe has secured the last spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. The WWE Universe isn’t thrilled about Daniel Bryan being out of the match and pushed into another match with Big Cass at the upcoming PPV.

It’s already been reported that WWE officials refuse to push Bryan beyond the midcard for a number of reasons. His current rivalry with Big Cass isn’t what WWE fans want to see, but there’s an understandable reason why Bryan was kept out of the Ladder Match.

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According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE officials may have been concerned about Daniel Bryan’s neck issues. Obviously, ladder matches are really dangerous, so it makes sense that the powers that be would not want to put him in the match. Unfortunately, that means Bryan won’t be able to hold the briefcase this year.

On paper, he doesn’t need a shortcut. The Money in the Bank concept tends to work far better for heels anyway. The bigger problem is Daniel Bryan being stuck in the midcard after Money in the Bank because there don’t seem to be any plans for him heading into Summerslam. The event may very well be the last time he competes inside a WWE ring.

There was a time when Daniel Bryan had no control over his future in wrestling:

The Miz completely loses it in the face of GM Daniel Bryan: WWE Talking Smack, Aug. 23. 2016

At Money in the Bank, the WWE Universe should expect another match between Bryan and Big Cass. There could be a stipulation, but with two ladder matches and a Last Man Standing Match, it might just be another singles bout. Daniel Bryan is stuck in a limbo since returning to the ring, but he’s only a few months away from a major decision.

Do you believe Daniel Bryan deserves to be in the WWE Title picture again?


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