to Falls Count Anywhere! My name is Chris and this proves
the haircut covers it up.
is Daniel Bryan once again and he’s got a tough road
ahead of him. The Franchise Tim Davis said for everyone
to mark him that Daniel Bryan will be a household name sooner
than later, and while I think he could be, I do think he’s
got a few things he’s gotta overcome.
was working indies, happy as a clam. He was fired for choking
Justin Roberts with his necktie, something that a suit in
the NBC hierarchy thought was far too violent for the current
PG direction of the company. This led to him setting up
his website and taking indy dates.
folks noticed that after September, his dates got a lot
more limited and that had people talking. His was the name
that I kept hearing connected to the Florida start-up that’s
been signing people left and right. He was also the guy
I’d heard that RoH was planning on bringing in for
TV tapings after his 90 day no compete clause ran out. Apparently
this was not the case.
idea that Bryan would return to the WWE had been out there
all along. A lot of folks saw it as a part of the booking
plan that Bryan would come back, upset that the Nexus had
kicked him out for feeling remorse, which was the storyline
reason for him going away.
it like that screamed angle, but a lot of folks who should
know, including at least two people in the WWE who I talked
to at the most recent San Jose tapings, all said that he
was legit fired. It is likely that this was the case and
that they saw good money in bringing him back. No word on
how the ‘suit’ at NBC who called for his firing
felt about it.
wasn’t a great show. It was an OK show, a couple of
decent matches, a pretty good angle with Nexus to end the
Dolph Zigler vs. Kofi Kingston match and an ending to the
Main Event that had a lot of people talking and just made
sense to me. They did an angle where they had The Miz say
that he was going to be on the team to replace the injured
Great Khali, but instead he ended up being dropped by John
Cena in favor of Daniel Bryan.
Bryan, NXT star?
WWE had put the word out earlier a couple of ways. They
made an announcement on their Twitter (which I managed to
see), and they were confiscating signs mentioning Bryan
at the door (which I did not see). This is the kind of stuff
that may actually be helpful as they did it as the show
was going on, which may have helped the replay value for
a couple of guys, including Heath Slater who looked really
good in the match, and then was taken out when Miz came
out and hit him with his briefcase. That led to him getting
eliminated. It is possible that he was put over harder than
anyone not named John Cena. Bryan was certainly the star,
though he came out to almost no pop on Monday, which was
by the way, was made out to be Superman, surviving the DDT
on the concrete and then coming back to eliminate both Justin
Gabriel and Wade Barrett. He was made the star and people
complained that they had blown the entire Nexus angle by
having them lose the match. I disagree because 1) they’ve
done the ‘beat on John Cena’ thing to death
and 2) the Nexus thing needs to come to a quicker end so
that they can incorporate the second season NXT guys into
best way to do that happened on RAW where they kicked out
one guy through a series of Nexus vs. WWE matches. There
are only so many spots and they could do far worse than
ending the Cena & Co. vs. Nexus feud and have them defending
their spots against the second season Nexus crew. That would
be interesting and keep a few of them employed a little
longer. Besides, I really like Percy Watkins on NXT.
has an up-hill battle. He’s not big, so the top team
won’t fight for him, but he’s also an excellent
worker in a style that HHH has said is lame, so they’ll
be jobbing him to guys who ‘understand main event’
style. That’s always a hard thing. It’s possible
that he’ll become the next Chris Benoit, do a period
of jobbing where he manages to get over and then he becomes
a star. That would work for him, I think.
real problem is there are no more Jobbers. There aren’t
those guys whose sole job it is to laydown and put over
the upper card guys and their finishers. I understand that
it reeks of Old Skool, but it works to show the public ‘Hey,
these guys are good!’ and they should start to get
back to that at least a little. It helps to get the crowd
into the top matches and it protects the stars.
would work for Daniel Bryan is to have him work a 3 or 4
minute match, get his win and then they run an angle with
The Miz after. That’s better than having him job to
an NXT guy with a distraction like they had on Raw.
Still, I think
Daniel Bryan is gonna be big, but it’s gonna take
In other news,
Lance Cade, the Shawn Michaels-trained former star who was
best remembered for the team he had with Trevor Murdoch,
passed away. He’s one of those WWE stories that they
wish would go away. He had the look, he had the size, he
was a decent enough worker and had a decent promo, but he
was also a heavy partier and was fired once for getting
so messed up on a flight that he had a seizure. He was re-signed
and then did rehab and after he went through it, they cut
him. He was said to have been in very bad shape the last
week of his life. There are plenty of folks who would have
had him on their Deadpool for ages because he was far too
out of control. He was only 29.
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