Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defeated WWE Champion Daniel Bryan in a long-awaited dream match at Survivor Series on Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Bryan gave Lesnar everything he had, forcing “The Beast Incarnate” to kick out of multiple running knees and escape the “Yes!” Lock.
Ultimately, Lesnar’s strength was too much for Bryan to overcome. The Raw Superstar hit an F-5 to put his opponent down for the three-count.
— WWE (@WWE) November 19, 2018
Earlier in the show, Bryan was shown walking backstage before Kayla Braxton stopped him for an impromptu interview. Kayla asked Bryan if he was ready to face Lesnar with such little preparation and such a small turnaround time. Bryan didn’t say a word, only giving a bit of a grin before walking off.
According to Rajah.com, which obtained the first draft of the production sheet for Survivor Series, Bryan was originally scheduled to give an interview. He was scripted to say something to the effect of:
“I can understand why you and so many others are calling my victory against AJ Styles ‘shocking,’ seeing as I wasn’t even supposed to face AJ last week, or Brock tonight. But, then again, isn’t that the great thing about life? The fact that on any given day, we all have the opportunity to make history? Just like how I intend to make history again tonight when I defeat ‘The Beast’, Brock Lesnar. It’s like I always say, fight for your dreams, and your dreams will fight for you.”
Kayla would get confused by his remarks and ask:
“Forgive me, but doesn’t that message seem at odds with how you won the WWE Championship, particularly the low blow behind the referee’s back, followed by a post-match beat-down?”
At this point, Bryan’s smile would change to a similar look that he had at the end of SmackDown LIVE and he would respond with the following before giving his “suspicious smile” and leaving:
“Now, that is a very good question.”
There’s no word on why WWE scrapped the interview.