When Daniel Bryan defeated Seth Rollins on Raw a couple weeks ago, he earned the right to face Roman Reigns at Fastlane with the No. 1 contendership for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line. Despite the fact that both Reigns and Bryan are faces, there was plenty of heat between them on Raw as the build toward Fastlane kicked into another gear.
Pitting two faces against one another and creating a compelling story can be very difficult, but it is clear WWE is committed to making Reigns versus Bryan work.
The Authority forced the two Superstars to team up twice on Raw, and there were predictably some issues along the way. At one point, Bryan accidentally dropkicked Reigns. Following the main event, they exchanged words and got into a shoving match, and Reigns ultimately speared the leader of the Yes! Movement.
Reigns and Bryan teamed up once again on SmackDown to run through a Tag Team Turmoil match that concluded when they defeated Big Show and Kane. Although they were able to coexist to some degree, it was obvious throughout the match that they were trying to one-up each other.
Both men desperately want to challenge Brock Lesnar for the title at WrestleMania, and they have shown no misgivings about going through each other in order to do so.