"There’s a diverse but committed crew of familiar faces waiting for the man of the hour. Ring of Honor alumni Cesaro, Sami Zayn, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, plus Bret “Hit Man” Hart – one of Bryan’s wrestling muses – are among those on hand to applaud the individual who refused to be told he couldn’t be WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The Celtic Warrior Sheamus, who made his own World Title WrestleMania Moment at Bryan’s expense two years ago, shares a strong embrace with his friend."
What happened after the Wrestlemania Main Event, from Daniel Bryan’s Wrestlemania Diary [x
It’s awkward, at first, to see Daniel Bryan and The Miz seated almost intentionally far apart at a conference room table just prior to meeting the 10 winners of the WrestleMania Reading Challenge. Yet, Miz and Bryan actually keep it more than cordial and even chat about The “Yes!” Man’s upcoming marriage.
Recently wed to former Diva Maryse, Miz asks the right questions and shares somewhat of a “bro” moment with Daniel at the table. The Awesome One then switches gears to talk “shop,” specifically WrestleMania. The NXT connection raises an interesting truth about the competition’s first season.
“When I first heard about NXT, I thought, ‘I’m a ringer for this, right?’ It turned out that it wasn’t the case at all,” says Bryan, who finished with a record of 0-10 under Miz’s tutelage. “By the end, I was thinking the guys to look at as headline stars were Wade Barrett and David Otunga – those were the two guys ‘they’ really liked out of the group.
“At the end of NXT,” he adds, “I did not foresee me being the first one of us to main event WrestleMania.” [x]