Backstage Note On Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Edge Match, Creative Decisions

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Last Sunday at WrestleMania 37 (Night Two), WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns successfully retained his title over Daniel Bryan and Edge by literately pinning both men to get the victory.

According to Fightful, Paul Heyman was “instrumental” in putting together the story behind the match. WWE sources say that Reigns winning the match was the plan since early on in the storyline building up to WrestleMania, despite other finishes reportedly being changed before the show. Heyman is in a very similar role with Reigns (creatively) as he was with Brock Lesnar in the past, as all match ideas and creative plans are filtered through him. Both Daniel Bryan and Edge were also heavily involved in the match set up and contributed ideas for how the bout should go.

The match was said to have been well received backstage, with Reigns garnering “rave reviews” for his performances in his current role. Daniel Bryan being added to the match was reportedly discussed for “well over a month” before WrestleMania but wasn’t set in stone until the week of WWE Fastlane.

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