The official WWE website spoiled a surprise as the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view event as an article titled "Daniel Bryan Returns at Summerslam!" was posted before the NXT season one rookie's return took place.
Here is the article in its entirety:
Daniel Bryan returns!
Written: August 15, 2010
LOS ANGELES - The Miz really milked it. The United States Champion and Mr. Money in the Bank thought that he had Team WWE by the short and curlies. Before the 7-on-7 Tag Team Elimination Match, Miz even insisted on John Cena and Bret Hart begging him to join them.
While Cena did appear on the TitanTron to address Miz, he wasn't there to stroke The Cleveland Screamer's ego. Instead, he informed the entire WWE Universe that Team WWE's seventh man would be none other than a former member of The Nexus, Daniel Bryan.
A humiliated Miz, Bryan's former WWE Pro on season one of WWE NXT, went apoplectic at being slighted and let everyone within earshot know of his dissatisfaction. As for Bryan, he had one word to describe the development: Awesome
Note from Ryan Clark: That is a MAJOR OOOPS on WWE's part. I'll admit that I saw it while browsing WWE.com during the PPV and couldn't believe my eyes.
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