Update On Daniel Bryan Taking Time Off, John Cena’s Merchandise Sales

– John Cena remains the king of WWE merchandise sales by a long shot. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Cena reportedly sells five times more merchandise than the second most popular merchandise mover, believed to be Daniel Bryan.

– On Monday’s RAW, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan was temporarily written off television after being brutally attacked by his Exteme Rules opponent, Kane. According to a report at PWInsider.com, WWE told Daniel Bryan he could take the night off after the tragic news that his father had passed away. Bryan insisted on appearing on the show, but was taken out during the first segment so he could leave and be with his family.

WWE.com is reporting that Daniel Bryan is adamant about defending the WWE World Heavyweight championship at Extreme Rules, despite the storyline that he suffered a stinger at the hands of Kane.