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Before everyone jumps to conclusions, this in no way means Daniel Bryan needs to win back the WWE Championship or that he had a horrible SummerSlam.
In its most basic sense, this simply means that Bryan needs to rebound from his treatment at the hands of Triple H and Randy Orton.
He can do this by coming close to winning the WWE Championship in a match against Orton and really taking the fight to him, only to be screwed over and lose once more.
WWE has put Bryan in an odd position, where if it would have simply let him retain the title, his big push would continue.
Now that it took it away from him, the only way to salvage it is to make the story about him chasing the title and eventually coming out on top.
Such a storyline would be killed immediately if he were to win it at Night of Champions, so he cannot rebound to that full extent.
This is a tough predicament, but Bryan needs to be booked in some way to look stronger than he did before and still have somewhere to go from the event as the underdog.
Who else do you think has to rectify something that happened to them at SummerSlam?
Does Christian need to make up for his loss? Should Kane get back at Bray Wyatt?
Let us know your ideas in the comments below.
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