When Roman Reigns won the Royal Rumble, he was criticized as fans were hoping Daniel Bryan would leave the victor. The two would meet the next month at Fastlane, where the winner would then move into the WrestleMania 31 main event to challenge Brock Lesnar. For a time, Reigns thought the WWE was going to choose Bryan over him.
“I just felt like Bryan and his momentum and it was just going to happen to me and then we went into Fastlane ,” said Reigns on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast. “I don’t believe in just one guy. I don’t! I’m a team guy. I’m a football guy. That’s the background I come from.”
In the end, Reigns defeated Bryan and moved into the WrestleMania 31 main event spot. He would lose when Seth Rollins cashed-in his Money in the Bank briefcase and Bryan would be removed from TV shortly after due to concussions.
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