As you can see in the video below, Bryan is denying the accusations from Murphy. He said the blame should be put on Roman Reigns because Murphy only named Rowan because Reigns had Murphy’s head pinned to a wall.
Bryan said, “What would you do if I pinned your head to the wall and I said you couldn’t leave until you gave me a name? I guarantee you would give me a name. I don’t know Buddy Murphy. I don’t care about Roman Reigns. All I know is Rowan has nothing to do with this.”
As noted earlier, there were many changes made to SmackDown Live by Vince McMahon. At one point, the plan was to announce Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns for SummerSlam but that match has been dropped and will take place at a later date. Click here for backstage news on late changes that were made to the show.