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Vince McMahon Originally Planned To Wrestle At WWE WrestleMania 34

The boss almost stepped back in the ring...

Two years after his retirement from professional wrestling, Daniel Bryan returned to the squared circle at WrestleMania 34 and teamed with Shane McMahon against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. The leader of the Yes Movement has since feuded with the likes of AJ Styles, The Miz and "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt and enjoyed another reign as WWE Champion. 

Bryan wasn't originally going to be Shane McMahon's tag team partner at 'Mania, though. Kevin Owens revealed during an interview with Inside The Ropes and SPORF's Kenny McIntosh that Shane was initially scheduled to team with Vince McMahon.

"Yeah, that was really cool," KO said. "I wish it would have led to more, honestly. But who wouldn't feel that way? I think it could have, and I think it almost did. I really think, at one point, there was a chance that it was going to be me and Sami Zayn against Shane and Vince at WrestleMania - which would have been incredible - but Vince, I remember one of the things he had told me was, 'I can't run WrestleMania and focus on a match at the same time.'

"He felt like his best position was to not be in the ring, you know? But then also it was also the perfect situation for Bryan's return. He got cleared medically and the storyline was already in progress. He was already so heavily involved in the storyline just because him and Shane were running SmackDown together, and obviously that was an incredible thing to be a part of Daniel's return, especially in that building where he won the title at WrestleMania XXX, so it was great."


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