Daniel Bryan has released a statement to WWE.com regarding the recent attacks on Roman Reigns. At one point, Bryan had been claiming that a person who looked much like Erick Rowan was to blame for the attacks but now Bryan is pointing the finger at the real Rowan.
Bryan’s statement reads as follows:
“Roman Reigns speared me last week and I understand his frustration. I know how it looks. I know a lot of people don’t like me and I know I seem guilty by association, but that doesn’t make me a liar. Erick Rowan is the one to blame and I have had nothing to do with this. Therefore, I still deserve an apology from Roman Reigns.”
Reigns released footage live on Smackdown last week which appeared to show Rowan walking away from the scene of one of the attacks.
Daniel Bryan vs Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan have met 3x in single’s matches on WWE programming not including house show events. They met twice in 2013 with each wrestler winning once via DQ. Bryan and Reigns wouldn’t meet again until 2015, when Reigns defeated Bryan in a a match for the #1 Contendership to the WWE World Heavyweight title at Fastlane 2015.