Unfortunately because Daniel Bryan was released during the development of the Smackdown vs Raw 2011 video game, he was also dropped from the game's roster and it's now to late to put him back in.
He was replaced by Justin Gabriel, who joins Wade Barrett and David Otunga as downloadable Nexus characters.
Game Developer Bryan Williams told ESPN:
The whole thing with Nexus is that when we saw season one of NXT, we didn't have the ability to put in the entire roster and the guys we could get, they debuted so late that they had to be downloadable content. But we first had to decide who the top guys were so we could include them. So working with the WWE, we figured the top three guys were Wade Barrett, David Otunga, and Daniel Bryan. Daniel Bryan was originally going to be a part of the NXT season one package that we were going to offer online. What's funny is, the day that we mo-capped all of his moves, I was hanging out with the mo-cap guys in the hotel and when I check my phone, I find out that Daniel Bryan was released. I tell the guys, and nobody believed me. But then when we found out that the release was legit, we ended up having to take him out of the game and we replaced him with Justin Gabriel. The Gabriel character is going to be great, though, as he's got some really cool moves. He's a really entertaining wrestler and he's got a good move set. I like strikers and he kicks a lot. So we don't have Daniel Bryan, but we do have Justin Gabriel.
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