In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer has revealed why WWE has decided to add Daniel Bryan to the main event match at WrestleMania between Edge and Roman Reigns.
Meltzer noted that while the decision was made because Vince McMahon simply wanted a change, he has explained that people within WWE are concerned that Edge is beginning to “look older” as each week goes by:
That was a late change stemming from a decision made by Vince McMahon that he wanted a number of things changed, including Reigns vs. Edge. Numerous suggestions were made by a lot of people, most of which were said to be bad. The one eventually greenlit was adding Bryan to the match, which everyone agreed to. At that point the feeling was Bryan would be the face. There was a lot of conjecture that Reigns would have been cheered over Edge, and that may have happened and may have led to Edge going heel, but we’re told that was not the reason the match was changed. One person close to the situation said that the age issue, not as much the number as the look of age (“he was looking older each week”) with Edge was a concerning point. But really, it was said it was just McMahon wanting to shake up the plans.]
WWE will reportedly be adding Daniel Bryan to the Universal Championship match at WrestleMania on tonight’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown, which you can read more about by clicking here.