WWE Night of Champions 2013

Report: Daniel Bryan's Feud with Randy Orton to End Sooner Than Expected?

Photo courtesy of WWE.com
Photo courtesy of WWE.com
Daniel Van BoomAnalyst IIAugust 31, 2013

The McMahon’s family feud transformed from a contrived wrestling angle into an immersive storyline at SummerSlam.

Daniel Bryan’s feud with Randy Orton and Triple H has been the highlight of the program, but a recent report from F4Wonline (via wrestlinginc.com) states that it could be ending as soon as October.

The report notes that Kane will likely face Bray Wyatt at Hell in a Cell and goes on to say:

Another match scheduled for Hell in a Cell is Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton. As of this week, the Bryan vs. Orton feud was scheduled to run through Night of Champions, Battleground and Hell in a Cell. No word yet if they plan on putting the WWE Title back on Bryan at one of these pay-per-views, but word from this week’s TV tapings is that Orton is heavily written into the WWE Title picture until January at least.

There are two takeaways from this. First, it’s surprising that the feud between Bryan and Orton would end before Survivor Series. A blowoff match between the two is seemingly the perfect main event for the huge pay-per-view.

Even more interestingly is the fact that there appears to be a good chance that Bryan won’t regain the title—or at least, not for any decent period of time.

It seems like a foregone conclusion to many that The American Dragon would reclaim the WWE championship at some point in their feud, but perhaps the WWE has fooled us.

Could Orton be the centerpiece of this whole angle, and not Bryan? It would frankly be disappointing if this was the case.

There’s no question that Daniel Bryan should hold the company’s top title. His talent and popularity more than justify a title reign.

If this report is true, and their rivalry ends at Hell in a Cell, with Cena out of action it would be safe to say Randy Orton’s next opponent would be CM Punk.

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