On Friday, June 23, Cody Rhodes became the ROH World Champion for the first time in his career when he defeated Christopher Daniels at Best in the World 2017. Now it seems a former champion could want a shot at his newly won title.
Shortly after Rhodes celebrated his championship on Twitter, current Smackdown LIve General Manager Daniel Bryan took to his own account to issue a sort of challenge to his former WWE colleague.
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) June 25, 2017
Of course, 462 days is how long Bryan’s only reign with the ROH World Championship lasted. He held the title from September 2005 and lost it in December 2006, making his single reign the second-longest in company history at the time and currently the third-longest behind Nigel McGuinness and Samoa Joe.
As many professional wrestling fans may know, Bryan was forced to retire in 2015 due to a long history of head and neck problems. However, many fans still believe that Bryan is healthy enough to wrestle, but WWE doctors would not clear him to compete, despite Bryan’s personal doctors giving him the all go.
Bryan and Rhodes have competed multiple times in the past during their competing days in WWE and every time they stepped foot in the ring, it was complete magic. Now, with Rhodes honing his craft and being called one of the best wrestlers on the indie scene and Bryan being known as one of the best technical wrestlers in the history of the sport, it could be a five-star quality match if the two were to meet in September 2018.
What do you think? Could this match actually be on the horizon in the next year?