Several former WWE Superstars including Shane "Hurricane" Helms, Lance Storm and Armando Estrada tweeted the following last night regarding WWE leaving Daniel Bryan out of the Royal Rumble match:
Shane "Hurricane" Helms: "Hey WWE I’m not trying to be rude but the crowd seems to really want Daniel Bryan. Juuuuuuust MAFAKIN Saying!! Geez. Fans, don’t blame Rey. He didn’t book this. Sadly WWE is still run by “Muscle Marks.” It is what it is folks. Roman Reigns is going to be an even bigger star now though. But Batista makes the roster stronger. He’s a star no doubt. Plus, he’s a great human being. Trust me! I wanted to see Daniel Bryan out there too!! Don’t confuse the issue. In my mind, he’s the most over guy in the biz right now."
Armando Estrada: "It amazes me how much a company constantly ignores the feedback/suggestions of its customers! #Terribleforbusiness I hope @WWEDanielBryan doesn't get @ZackRyder treatment. Aka ZackRydered. #nohaha The fans in Pittsburgh clearly voiced their displeasure with the booking of the last sequence of the match. Hopefully @wwe is listening. You're not allowed to get over in @Wwe unless they want you to. If you do, you can and will be punished. Has happened to many over the years"
Lance Storm: "I don't understand why everyone is so upset, considering they got exactly what was advertised and everyone predicted. #RoyalRumble @WWEDanielBryan was not advertised in the Rumble, no one booked in other matches on PPV were booked in the Rumble it was promoted that way. The current @WWEDanielBryan situation reminds me of Jerry Lynn vs RVD in ECW. By having him lose fans got more behind him "New F'N Show". If you want to send a message Chanting won't do it. Watch only @WWEDanielBryan segments on RAW, turn other segs off. That's a message. I'm a huge fan of @WWEDanielBryan I'm just pointing out that chanting and bitching online isn't the way to accomplish what you want."