Death of Wrestling: Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H

Greetings to all… It’s David Davis with my weekly blog: Death of Wrestling. For all of those who read this regularly, you will know that this is not a blog about bashing wrestling; it’s a blog of a frustrated fan, who loves the business and wishes that each week it could be a little better.

So I wondered what it’d take to make the YES MOVEMENT die… and to say it’s died is a bit premature, I know, but watching Monday’s Raw made me realise that it’s not as strong as it once was… Of course I’m talking out of my arse… The YES MOVEMENT lives on and is strong as ever, but why or why did only half of the WWE Universe chant ‘Yes’???

The answer is simple – HHH. Well, Hunter can’t take all the credit because I guess technically Bryan has to share 50% of the blame; after all, the proposed match at Mania is HHH vs. Daniel Bryan…

What the hell am I talking about? It’s simple: Daniel Bryan said that the match everyone wants to see at Mania is Daniel Bryan vs. HHH and then proceeded to lead a ‘Yes’ chant and, for perhaps the first time ever, when they panned the crowd, only half of them were chanting ‘Yes!!!’

Obviously, I’m being tongue in cheek. This isn’t Bryan’s fault at all. His Movement isn’t dying, but the simple fact of the matter is: HHH vs. Daniel Bryan is not the match that everyone wants for him at Mania… even if they try to tell us it’s what he really wants… And even though it’s our precious Daniel Bryan leading it, this is one ‘Yes’ chant that the Universe couldn’t get behind…

It’s the shortsighted booking of WWE that’s at fault. And for the first time in a longtime I’m properly worried about Wrestlemania and Wrestlemania XXX at that! If Daniel is not wrestling for the championship, then the championship match will get hijacked by the fans… Can you imagine 80,000 people chanting ‘Boring’ ‘You can’t wrestle’ and ‘We want Bryan’ during the closing match of Mania? That right there could very well lead to the death of WWE and eventually the DoW.

The WWE is trying to salvage what they can already see is a car wreck waiting to happen. Batista turning heel will help as at least when people boo the hell out of the match, the WWE will say that’s what was supposed to happen… If rumours are to be believed then CM Punk is due back and obviously that will help a lot… But as far as I am concerned, there are only really two options to save the card: put Daniel Bryan in the championship match or have HHH and Daniel Bryan close the show – and Daniel Bryan must, must, must, win that match.

That’s all folks… As always, post your comments, thoughts and opinions below! Or message me on twitter and let me know what you think the ‘Death of Wrestling’ is and I might just blog about it!!! Peace and I’m out…

  • Lishia Rolbiecki

    I agree! As a fellow frustrated fan I have watched WWE disappoint and alienate fans week after week and it’s heartbreaking to me. It’s sad that WWE as a company doesn’t have the common sense to capitalize on what they have with Daniel Bryan’s popularity with the fans right now. It’s just plain stupidity in my humble opinion. Basic business principles, in ANY business, if you don’t have a product customers like they will not put their hard earned $$ towards it. Now I’m not naive enough to believe that WWE would ever totally go bust, but it’s just sad to see a company miss out on potential just because their management is stubborn. Instead of trying to force fans to ship a particular superstar, why not go with the flow of the fans and capitalize on who they are shipping, especially if you see the fans are being resistant to who the company wants them to ship. It just doesn’t make any sense to me at all. WWE management needs a swift kick in the arse and get their act together.

  • Trevor

    I don’t think the wwe is intentionally trying to alienate their fans. I think they have a plan for Daniel Bryan and he will eventually be champion. I think they probably feel and I agree with them, that the chase has been fundamental to his accession. I think they screwed up Batista’s debut with bad booking at the Royal Rumble. I think CM punk going on “sabbatical” took them completely off guard. I think they have a disaster of an main event for Wrestlemania they have to address. It will be interesting to see how they address some of these problems.

  • Nige

    This is where some people are being so shortsighted about Bryan. As much as I would like to see him win the WWE title at Mania, I don’t want to see him just put in the title match to satisfy the fans who think that’s where he has to be.

    I’ve seen too many people say that he shouldn’t face Triple H and he has to be in the title match when the likelihood is Batista will leave champion. They don’t think past him just being in the match and don’t think about the outcome.

    If Bryan isn’t going to win the title, HE SHOULDN’T BE IN THE TITLE MATCH. If fans are so pathetic to think he should be in the title match and not win it rather than beat Triple H, they haven’t got a clue about what’s best for Bryan. A win over Triple H would set him up perfectly to go on and face Batista for it.