As Daniel Bryan went to kiss his girlfriend AJ at WrestleMania XXVIII, he ignored the fact that the bell had already rung to start his World Heavyweight Championship Match against Sheamus. The Celtic Warrior immediately Brogue Kicked him for the victory.
WWE creative had planned for the match to set a new record for the shortest match in WrestleMania history but it ultimately was not at as it last 18 seconds (Chavo Guerrero vs. Kane at WrestleMania XXIV stands as the shortest match in WrestleMania history at 8 seconds). The quick match result was planned had been planned for weeks but there were people in WWE lobbying to have it changed.
WWE.com says Bryan will react to the defeat on Friday's SmackDown. The synopsis reads: "With his history-making feat, Sheamus becomes a three-time World Champion, while Daniel Bryan leaves WrestleMania with egg on his face. How will the submission specialist react to falling to the Irish Superstar in such a hasty fashion? Find out Friday on SmackDown on Syfy at 8/7 CT."