However, the storyline involving Daniel Bryan does indicate that there were plans to involve him in some ways.
Bryan officially declared his retirement in 2016 and hasn't given up hope of returning and now he's finally been given that chance. He thanks Brie again and again for motivating him, for making sure he "fought for his dreams".
"When I saw another specialist and they cleared me, [Brie] said, 'Listen, you need to fight for your dreams", Bryan said.
More than attractive, it's also wonderfully radical.
Bryan had also previously been open about the fact that his contract as an outside the ring performer expired in September of this year, leading to speculation that he would wait until it expired to return to action outside of the company.
After enduring a two-on-one beating at the hands of Rusev & Aiden English, Styles was saved by an unlikely Superstar: Shinsuke Nakamura, his WrestleMania opponent. They've both improved their game. He closed the segment by asking the WWE Universe if he'd be back in a WWE ring again. It's the Nakamura that any NJPW fan knows shows up when it really matters, and right now it really matters. When he found a way to return almost a year later, he went right back to his high risk style in-ring style.
"The American Dragon" found main roster success at the end of 2010, defeating The Miz for the United States Championship.
VanZant is now focused on her career in UFC but once that runs its course, it wouldn't be too surprising to see her turn up in WWE. Could you see PVZ in the WWE one day? Find out as The Road to WrestleMania continues on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C. "I think it's an fantastic organization, and I'd definitely love to work with them", she added. And how will the rest of the SmackDown Women's division react to Asuka's addition?
But, this night is all about Daniel Bryan, and he's the anchor of the show. Orton proceeded to tell Mahal that he simply sucks, then the former WWE champion bolted from the ring, sacrificing Sunil Singh in the process.
With him being cleared, my guess is that we will get Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan having a tag match against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Like many wrestlers, Jeff Hardy has a checkered past when it comes to drug use, and during his last run with WWE in 2008 and 2009, he was suspended twice for violating WWE's Wellness Policy. Naturally, the two best friends went on the attack before departing from the building, and in his first appearance since being cleared, Bryan got some nice licks in as he was fighting off the duo.