Tag: Daniel Bryan

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.

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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

Daniel Bryan is Broken Again: IWC? WWE? Who Is To Blame?


The answer to my question would be that there is a lot of blame to pass around, and although WWE would be partially to blame they look like the least culpable of everyone. Who is really to blame? The IWC and Daniel Bryan himself.

WWE should have first of all NOT allow Daniel Bryan to return in January. The IWC spoiled WWEs Wrestlemania plans. Not only was the heat by the IWC at the Royal Rumble avoidable, but the forced FastLane main event and the conflicting push of Roman Regins was also avoidable. But WWE can justify this blame now.

The real reason WWE has a preference for bigger guys I believe primarily is the idea that wrestlers should look like wrestlers (bigger than life) and secondly that these bigger bodied wrestlers are much more resistant and durable to the bump and bruises of the road.


The IWC wants to see people they can relate to. Wrestlers that they can put their hopes behind. They want to see the wrestlers that have delivered great matches in the likes of the indie promotions on the main stage that they truly care about…the WWE.

Only problem with that is, look at the amount of years some of these indie darlings go through before they go through the finishing school of NXT and then finally get to the WWE main roster. I think wrestling fans don’t really notice how much of a work rate and a shelf life some of these heralded WWE Superstars have to sustain a 300-day road schedule.


Daniel Bryan spent 9 years in the indy circuit and then went through three years of WWE and NXT Season 1 before he saw main event gold. A lot to ask for a 5’10, 210 pound wrestler who has been subjected to a lot of matches as of late with more bigger and bulkier wrestlers that can take a brutal toll. Add the high-flying moves that Daniel Bryan continued to perform while choosing not to slow down and changing up his game, he felt compelled to continue entertaining the fans with the moves they expect from him with what I believe was without any regard for his health.

Bottom line is we ask for a lot out of these wrestlers that do not have that ideal build that WWE loves. For every John Cena injury, you can compare it to the amount of injured smaller wrestlers like Daniel Bryan, Rey Mysterio, Evan Bourne (Matt Sydal), and now you can add Hideo Itami and Sami Zayn to that list.

Let’s just, that why I think I can understand the WWEs position, but I sympathize the IWC that might prefer not to think the worst that could happen to their favorite wrestlers. -KOP