Complete WWE Raw Backstage Pass Recap; Bryan Joins the Panel, Talks ‘Mania, HHH, Raw Actions & More

Nick Paglino

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The Raw Backstage Pass opening with a shot of Daniel Bryan bringing a sign into the ring that read, “THIS IS THE YES ERA.” They showed Bryan making his way around ringside greeting fans before heading back out through the crowd.

We went to the Raw panel. Bad News Barrett said that we saw the actions of a very desperate man who knows he can’t beat HHH. Bryan joined them at the panel, so they gave him a mic. He said that they tried to send him to New Orleans but he said he wasn’t going. Bryan said that HHH tried to end his career and that doesn’t sit well with him. He promised to beat HHH and main event Wrestlemania.

Josh Mathews asked Bryan if he was 100%. Bryan ripped his shirt off, showing his shoulder all taped up. He said that he’s not 100% but there’s a lot of people in the back who are banged up and are still going to Wrestlemania because they love what they do. He said that people in power and corporations are trying to silence the majority so they can hold the power, but the Yes Movement is still here and they know one of them is walking out the champion at Wrestlemania.

Mathews brought up Stephanie’s comments that WWE fans will follow anything. Bryan scoffed at that, asking how many things have they tried to shove down the fans’ throats only for it to work. Bryan said that he’s a professional wrestler, and he doesn’t believe in being a WWE Superstar. He said he’s the same person he’s always been. Booker said he was picking Bryan to beat HHH at Wrestlemania and said he would be the man.

Mathews said that Wrestlemania isn’t going to be easy for Bryan, especially if he isn’t 100%. Bryan said that if he doesn’t beat HHH, he doesn’t deserve to be in the main event. He said the people believe in him and they believe he can beat HHH. He said they also believe he can beat Batista and Orton.

Bad News Barrett said that Bryan did was desperation. He said it was an act of necessity. He said that what HHH to him wasn’t an act of bravery and he’s been hurt but that doesn’t soften his heart or his desire. He said he has Bad News for Wade and Bad News for Hunter and that’s that Hunter can’t beat him at Wrestlemania.

They go to highlights of the end of Raw. When they returned, Bryan had left. The panelists argued over the situation.

They went to a Wrestlemania promo and plugged the press conference in the morning.

When they returned, the panel discussed the opening segment of Raw with Brock Lesnar laying out The Undertaker with an F5. They went backstage where Renee Young caught up with Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar "earlier". Heyman was asked for a reaction to what happened and said, "How's this for a reaction? WOW!" He said that he and Brock both knew that they could beat the Undertaker but now Undertaker knows it as well so the psychological advantage goes to Lesnar. He and Lesnar walked off.

They reviewed what happened with John Cena and The Wyatt Family earlier tonight. They discussed the situation. Barrett said that the reality is that Cena didn't get to Bray tonight and it's still a three on one situation.

They talked about the Tag title match and then showed some clips of Bryan as they went off the air.

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