The Wyatt Family ran roughshod over WWE for the second half of 2013, and were poised for a major collision with The Shield. However, they ran into a roadblock in the form of Daniel Bryan. Bryan joined the Wyatt Family in late 2013 using the whole, “If you can’t beat em, join em” rationale (sound familiar to a similar occurrence earlier this year?). Wyatt accepted him, no questions asked, and handed him a janitor’s outfit to be the newest member of the Wyatt Family.
When Bryan finally revealed he wasn’t actually in the Wyatt Family, it was a great moment for him; the roof blew off the place and signaled to WWE that Daniel could indeed be a main event player. The casualty in that situation was unfortunately Bray, who was made to look like a fool for trusting his new acolyte. Bray won their singles match at Royal Rumble, but by that point, the damage had been done.