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October 28, 2013

Shawn Michaels apologized to Daniel Bryan

It stands to reason that Shawn Michaels owes Daniel Bryan an explanation, if not necessarily an apology, for costing his former student the WWE Championship at Hell in a Cell. HBK certainly thought as much, and offered to meet Bryan face-to-face and clarify himself. But it was what happened after HBK’s ill-received mea culpa that really threw the WWE Universe for a loop.

Photos: Daniel Bryan snaps on HBK

The Showstopper attempted to justify the Superkick that sent Bryan down for the count as a reaction to Bryan’s attack of Triple H inside the Cell and not a preordained plan. Bryan, however, was having none of it. Despite HBK's increasing hostility and arrogance towards his student, Bryan not only refused Michaels’ demand of a handshake, but he trapped his increasingly agitated mentor in the “Yes!” Lock and squeezed and squeezed until Michaels tapped for mercy.

Whatever problems Bryan had with HBK, though, were quickly replaced when The Wyatt Family attacked him backstage, brutalizing the submission master before turning him over to Bray Wyatt himself. Claiming "The Devil made me do it," The Eater of Worlds sent Bryan into a chain-link fence with Sister Abigail and rammed a production crate into the former champion's prone torso to cap off an attack that sent the submission master to a local medical facility.

On Tuesday, WWE.com learned that Bryan returned home and is now recuperating.

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