Daniel Bryan refuses to surrender the WWE World Heavyweight Title at Payback
CHICAGO — WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan entered WWE Payback with an impossible decision to make. Or so it seemed. Though the choice of surrendering his illustrious title in order for his wife, Brie Bella, to keep her job, may have been eating away at the titleholder, his worries were alleviated when Brie shocked the WWE Universe Sunday night and quit the career she loves.
With Stephanie McMahon gleefully introducing Bryan and Brie to the WWE Universe in Chicago, the submission specialist faced the biggest decision of his career. After some back and forth between Bryan, Brie and Stephanie, one of WWE’s Principal Owners demanded a decision.
But that’s when Brie stepped in — and stepped up. As Bryan possibly considered handing over his title, Brie got up in Stephanie’s face and selflessly quit WWE. And the beautiful “Total Divas” star didn’t stop there. She proceeded to viciously slap her former boss right across the face before leading the Chicago fans in a “YES!” chant with her husband — and reigning champion — as Stephanie literally ran out of the arena.