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

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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.

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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.

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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

Comments on the 9 WWE Superstars and Divas Released Today

If you didn’t ready yet, WWE.com reported the WWE has come to terms on the release of the following Superstars and Diva as of today, June 12, 2014. Allow me to make a few comments regarding these releases….

  • Drew McIntyre-The Chosen One, as he was once named by Vince McMahon, was made an afterthought after Tiffany aka Taryn Terrell made her violent exit from her marriage with Drew and was given her WWE pink slip. Big disappointment who was not used properly. TNA or ROH should look at bringing him in to their fold.

 

  • Jinder Mahal- Never saw the appeal

  • Aksana- Unlike XBOXOne Chuck’s opinion, Aksana is not fat. She was slightly interesting dating Cesaro and then Teddy Long but this diva had not much else to go with her beauty.

  • Curt Hawkins- Give some credit for longevity. THink this is another guy WWE didn’t know how to utilize him. This guy should get called by TNA or ROH.

  • Theodore R. Long- Call it like it’s his retirement. This former referee and manager had a legendary career and should be a future WWE Hall of Fame Inductee someday.

  • Camacho- Saddled with a bad gimmick and there’s no way he was going to recover from it.

  • Brodus Clay-Was NEVER used properly. Should have a big monster heel. Too bad.

  • Evan Bourne- What have you done for WWE lately. After the wellness slip-ups and the motorcycle accident, it was time to unload Evan, no matter how talented he is. He’ll be fine back on the indys.

  • Yoshi Tatsu- Jimmy Wang Yang and Funaki’s replacement had a long run. Go to NJPW or Wrestling 1 and be taken serious again.

-KOP

Late note: JTG was also released, but he knew it was coming.