During the latest edition of Wade Keller’s Pwtorch podcast, he said that he’s under the impression that Erick Rowan’s new role in WWE, as a bodyguard for Daniel Bryan, was originally planned for Lars Sullivan.
He said: “I think Lars Sullivan was slated for this spot. I mean it just totally would fit Lars’ character and how he was portrayed in NXT.”
As many of you saw on RAW and SmackDown! in recent weeks, Sullivan was advertised to be called up to the main roster several weeks ago, but he was pulled from those appearances due to suffering from anxiety issues. He was also said to have been “extremely nervous” about his main roster call-up. There were rumors that he was being considered for a WrestleMania 35 match with John Cena but that is now off the table unless he can overcome his anxiety issues quickly (highly unlikely). It’ll be interesting to see if Rowan gets put into the spot instead. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.