But the Total Divas star wasn't done after kayfabe quitting the company to protect her husband's WWE World Heavyweight Championship belts and stiffly slapping the taste out of Principal Owner Stephanie McMahon's mouth. She took to her Instagram page to discuss her decision from Payback, and to add a new 'B' word to the list of things she calls McMahon, as "brat" joins "bitch" in the "Brie Mode" lexicon:
Tonight at #WWEPayback I made the hardest decision, but there's no way I could of watched my husband @WWEDanielBryan hand over those titles to that brat @stephaniemcmahon .....it hurt to say the words I quit, but felt great to feel my hand across Steph's face. #payback is a b!tch! #briemode
This story has succeeded in keeping people buzzing about Bryan and the title picture even as he remains unable to wrestle due to his recent next surgery. Will they be able to keep it going tonight on Raw, and for however long it takes until the WWE World Heavyweight Champ can return to action?