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WWE Royal Rumble 2014: Bray Wyatt beats Daniel Bryan

Wrestler Daniel Bryan attends WWE & E! Entertainment's

Wrestler Daniel Bryan attends WWE & E! Entertainment's "SuperStars For Hope" at the Beverly Hills Hotel. (Aug. 15, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

It was finally time for Bray Wyatt to rock the world instead of sitting in his rocking chair.

And he did so convincingly, pinning Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble on Sunday night.

After months of delivering cryptic interviews while letting henchmen Erick Rowan and Luke Harper do most of the dirty work, help wasn't an option after the referee sent Wyatt's goons to the back during his match with Bryan.

But Wyatt told his boys it was OK -- saying he could handle Bryan, who had briefly joined the Wyatt family before revealing his true colors and pummeling Wyatt in a steel cage on Monday Night Raw.

And Wyatt seemed equal to the task, getting the advantage and wearing down Bryan in a reverse chin lock. A brief comeback by Bryan ended with him being thrown over the top rope and beaten some more.

"I tried to tell him," Wyatt said, reminding fans at ringside that Bryan could have avoided the beating by staying with the family.

Wyatt continued to abuse Bryan both verbally and physically, noting that Bryan had the world while with the Wyatt family while continuing the assault.

But Bryan fought back, eventually jumping off the apron and hitting Wyatt with a tornado DDT on the floor, opening up a cut in Wyatt's mouth.

Bryan then delivered a pair of dropkicks into Wyatt, who was prone in the corner. But when Bryan tried a third time Wyatt nailed him with a clothesline.

Bryan recovered to put Wyatt in his "Yes Lock" finisher, but Wyatt bit Bryan's hand to escape.

Bryan then set up Wyatt by splashing on him off the top rope. Wyatt slid out of the ring, and Bryan flew through the ropes to continue the attack. But Wyatt caught Bryan and hit him with his Sister Abigail finisher, ramming his head against the railings.

Wyatt then rolled Bryan back into the ring and hit his finisher one more time for the pin.

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