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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

WWE Fastlane Preview: Bryan vs. Reigns Builds to Big Match

KOP WIR ITUNES 2015-300WWE Fastlane Preview and Predictions as  Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns Builds to Big Match Regrdless of How you stand, and dont forget the avalanche of aggression with John Cena vs. Rusev. WWE NXT Free Agents Takeover Rival as Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn and Hideo Itami overshadow the homegrown gimmicked prospects. More matches added to ROH 13th Anniversary PPV. Impact Wrestling Cameras need White Balancing and Alberto El Patron speaks to the Lucha Undeground faithful.
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NXT Top Prospects Are Free Agent Pickups, Not WWE Homegrown Talent

NXT Top Prospects

NXT Takeover: Rival this past Wednesday brought me to the conclusion that is my very honest and opinionated headline.

With the exception of Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn, who have spent a good amount of time in the main event picture of NXT. Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, and Hideo Itami are all excelling and proving themselves to the NXT and WWE brass what the rest of the wrestling world already knew about for years.

While the majority of wrestling fans express their love for NXT, the purpose of the developmental system is starting to work better these days as a finishing school for the main WWE roster than as a true developmental system.

NXT Top Prospects

WWE has a preference to stand behind guys that they have started in the WWE Performance Center more than their proven free agent acquisitions.

WWE’s track record in the past few years speaks for itself. Seth Rollins, Cesaro and Dean Ambrose have successfully advanced to each have a significant spot on the main roster from the current incarnation of NXT, but not the same can be said for the likes of Adam Rose, Fandango, Big E, and Bo Dallas have floundered.


Just want to point out how many of those floundered NXT call-ups are amped-up extensions of their real persona and how many of those are just one-dimensional gimmicks. Just saying! -KOP

P.S. This post did not include any discussion of the NXT Womens (or Divas) division, which is doing just fine, yet WWE has a problem with elevating them onto the main roster.