Bryan Danielson and The Rock both had a very different experience at WrestleMania 28 as Bryan dropped the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Sheamus in 18 seconds, and The Rock defeated John Cena in the main event.
The next night during Raw fans chanted “Yes!” during numerous segments, and the crowd even continued the chant during The Rock’s promo. Bryan Danielson recently spoke to Jimmy Varsallone of the Miami Herald about the Raw after WrestleMania, and he admitted that he was worried The Rock was going to make the “Yes!” chants his own thing.
“It was a pretty cool moment. It was interesting because I wasn’t on Raw that night, I was just on the dark match. There was a funny moment where The Rock was out there doing a promo and everybody starts chanting ‘Yes!’ for Daniel Bryan and I said, ‘Oh no,’ because the Rock is so quick-witted.
I said, ‘He’s for sure going to turn this around and it’ll become his thing. I’m not gonna have it.’ He came back and said, ‘Hey man, you’re super over out there.’ ‘Oh, yeah, it was really nice.’ He could’ve easily turned it around into a Rock thing and he didn’t, that was very kind of him.”
In the end the “Yes!” chants helped Bryan’s career immensely, and only two years later he ended up main eventing WrestleMania 30 and winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship when he defeated Batista and Randy Orton in a triple threat match.