Tag: Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan: Filling The Void of a Legend

There’s many words you can use to describe someone like Daniel Bryan. Humble, respectful, driven, phenomenal, grateful. Qualities that not very many wrestler’s of today have.  Daniel Bryan

So it’s safe to say that WWE is losing s major player in their already weaken’d arsenal. One could argue that Bryan has been out so long that it doesn’t really change anything now that he’s officially bowing out. But people are forgetting that while Bryan may have been off TV for an extended period of time, there was always the hope that he would return. Return to his former glory, to the roaring crowds chanting “YES! YES! YES!” while he heads to the ring. That hope is now gone, & it’s going to take a lot to try & fill that gap Bryan leaves behind. Is it even possible?

WWE Stars

WWE, as opposed to many other years in the company, has many unique & interested talent under contract. With the recent signings of AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, & Austin Aries, & with the addition of guys like Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, & Samoa Joe already leaving their marks, WWE is in a very good position to push one of them as a top fan favorite. It was because of Daniel Bryan that WWE started to even glance at these types of performers who have already had many years under their belts before stepping foot in WWE. So there’s no denying that WWE has many options on their plate to choose from.

But the thing is, none of them will be as naturally over with the crowd as Bryan was. Bryan had a very special connection with the crowd that nobody can really duplicate or replicate. There’s just something about him that is so likable & relatable that you just can’t help but get behind him. It was that connection that led to the quite possibly the biggest moment in Wrestlemania history with him overcoming adversity & capturing the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania 30, & leading a 70,000+ person Yes chant with fireworks going ff behind him. There have been a few that come close to matching it like CM Punk in 2011 or currently Dean Ambrose whose overness (is that a word?) is just clear & evident every time their music hits. I personally feel that there will never be someone as over with the crowd as Daniel Bryan was for a long time to come. His accomplishments throughout his career not only make him a respected legend in the business, but make him a shoe in for any wrestling Hall of Fame in existence. As a wrestling fan, I think I speak for everyone when I say that we are grateful to have had a wrestler like Bryan Danielson grace a wrestling ring.- Jeremy G.


Daniel Bryan Deserves Proper Praise

Daniel Bryan Deserves Proper Praise following his retirement from WWE because he accomplished so much more than just his career in WWE. Forgot ROH did we? KOP gives some due respect to his career as the “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson.

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Dean Ambrose eats another F5 as Brock Lesnar shows he’s a like the Bear in the movie The Revenant. Plus, more buildup for the Ring of Honor 14th Anniversary with Moose set to take on the reigning IWGP World Heavyweight Champ Kazuchika Okada and two divas matches make the card for WWE Fastlane.

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WWE Injuries Call For Change

WWE Injuries have increased to unforeseen levels starting last October with Seth Rollins, followed by John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Randy Orton, Nikki Bella, Sting and Tyson Kidd.

WWE Injuries

Now, we have learned over the last week that Sheamus, Naomi, Sasha Banks and Alberto Del Rio are also on the proverbial shelf. Doing a Google search for WWE Injuries, i found the below article and the following excerpt that perfectly relayed my sentiment…

WWE needs to seriously rethink its grueling, 300-day, sometimes-two-shows-in-a-day touring schedule. –Cageside Seats-January 8th, 2016

Meanwhile, Daniel Bryan has been cleared by two doctors, but the Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted Bryan still needs to be cleared by WWE and their doctor, Joseph Maroon, who Bryan was rumored to be seeing. According to the Observer, all reports seem to indicate WWE is still very hesitant to clear him, but Bryan is ready to return immediately if he was called upon and cleared.

WWE needs to seriously look more at involving themselves to make changes to how they use their top end talent on their house show schedule and on television. But, what will they actually do about it. -KOP