WWE is apparently weighing up a number of different options when it comes to choosing who Daniel Bryan will face at WrestleMania.
Elimination Chamber has been and gone and Daniel Bryan is still WWE Champion. Despite starting the Elimination Chamber match for his title on Sunday night, Bryan outlasted his five opponents and walked out of the PPV with his reign intact. However, as soon as one threat, or in this case five, have passed, another one will likely rear its ugly head.
Elimination Chamber was just the first speed bump on Bryan's road to WrestleMania. If he wants to walk into the biggest show of the year as champion, he will have to make it past another PPV first, Fastlane. We're not clued in to who Bryan's opponent will be for the last PPV before 'Mania, but after the final moments of Sunday's chamber match, we sincerely hope it's Kofi Kingston.
Sadly, it is highly unlikely that Kingston will get a WWE Title shot at WrestleMania itself. As much as the fans love the veteran right now, Vince McMahon will not view him as being big enough for a World Title match on the grandest stage of them all. Wrestling Observer Radio has reported that WWE is currently considering seven Superstars for a WrestleMania spot opposite Bryan, and the list makes for very interesting reading.
The seven wrestlers that currently make WWE's shortlist are Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, The Undertaker, John Cena, Kurt Angle, Batista, and Bray Wyatt. Of all those names only one of them, Angle, is currently on the active roster. Owens and Zayn are slowly returning from injury, Wyatt is AWOL, Taker is taking independent bookings, Cena is injured/filming, and whether Batista will return for one more run is up in the air.
Honestly, there is merit to all of the above options. Owens, Zayn, or Wyatt coming back and being shot straight to the top would be great to see. If its Cena WWE can play the whole 17th World Title angle. Batista and Bryan have the built-in story of WrestleMania XXX. And with Taker and Angle, Bryan could put the title on his line against either of their careers. No wonder WWE can't decide between any of the above options right now.