It has been almost eight months in the making, but Daniel Bryan and Triple H will finally go at it—on the biggest stage of them all.
Since the 2013 edition of SummerSlam, their rivalry has been growing and getting more fascinating by the week. The fact that they are going to lock horns at WrestleMania is exciting enough, but this will be the culmination of one of the most intriguing rivalries in a very long time.
There have been plenty of people involved with the rivalry—Randy Orton and The Shield, to name a couple—but when it comes right down to it, Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H is the match everyone wanted to see. And it promises to be a blockbuster.
For starters—as previously mentioned—it will conclude what has been a brilliant rivalry between the two men. It takes a great effort to draw a feud out over such a long period, and both men have played their part.
Daniel Bryan has been the guy who keeps bouncing back stronger and harder, as Triple H eluded to on Raw this past week. Triple H has been throwing everything at Bryan, but the feud has refused to simply die out—it has got better and better. That is a credit to both men.
The fact that it has played out over such a long period could have meant the rivalry would eventually grow stale and almost become boring. However, these two men have refused to let that happen. The constant twists and turns we get from one week to the next makes it incredibly fascinating to watch. Kudos to both guys and the WWE creative team.
Furthermore, the match is so intriguing because it has that vital element attached to it: the conflict of the hero vs. the establishment—or in this case, The Authority.
Daniel Bryan has been up against it since last year when it comes to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. In many ways, that underdog mentality is the main thing that has pushed him to the brink of stardom and endeared him to WWE fans. He has continued to get back up after he's been knocked down.
In many ways, it has that Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon feel to it: blatant abuse of power from the boss against the guy who never gives up. And Bryan and Austin are similar in the way they can draw a reaction from the crowd. This sort of classic David vs. Goliath rivalry is always one that creates intrigue—and it has not disappointed this time around.
As if that wasn't enough, the match is also carrying a pretty significant stipulation attached to it. One of the two men will be pulling double duty that night, as the winner will head into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match alongside Batista and Randy Orton.
It was fascinating enough that Bryan was going to be in the match if he won, but Triple H's potential involvement adds even more intrigue to their match. There has to be some level of doubt that Bryan is not going to be able to do the job and beat Triple H at WrestleMania XXX—and this was the perfect way to do it.
The prospect of Triple H going at it alongside two of his former stablemates from Evolution is a prospect that will make many WWE fans incredibly excited. That would be a brilliant match—although it will likely not happen. However, dangling that carrot in the face of WWE fans just adds another level of excitement.
Above all else, you have an absolutely huge, impending collision set to take place. The legacy of Triple H, one of the finest performers of a generation, against the popularity of Daniel Bryan. Nobody is more over than Bryan in the WWE right now, and that popularity will be put to the test at WrestleMania XXX.
All in all, it looks set to be one of the most fascinating matches ever seen at WrestleMania.