Daniel Bryan’s absence in the 2014 Royal Rumble

Was Daniel Bryan not being included in the 2014 Royal Rumble because they knew the type of negative reaction his elimination would get, or did they just omit him for some inexplicable reason?

​They omitted him because the plan was for the Wyatt feud moving forward and they were just too dense to see that the fanbase saw him at a much higher level than they did. ​