WWE Royal Rumble 2014 Countdown: What If Daniel Bryan Won?

We’re counting down to the Royal Rumble: a variation of the traditional Battle Royal match, with a total of 30 competitors. Two WWE Superstars start in the ring, every 90 seconds thereafter another Superstar enters. A Superstar is eliminated when they’re thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor. The last remaining Superstar is guaranteed a championship opportunity at WrestleMania versus the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

WWE Superstar: Daniel Bryan
Height: 5′ 10”
Weight: 210 lbs.
From: Aberdeen, WA
Championships Reigns: WWE Champion (x2), World Heavyweight Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion, United States Champion

Is Daniel Bryan the favorite to win the Royal Rumble match? YES!

Is he physically and mentally capable of out-lasting 29 other WWE Superstars? YES!

Is Daniel Bryan the hottest Superstar in the WWE today? YES!

Can Daniel Bryan be a dominant WWE World Heavyweight Champion? YES!

Seriously, Bryan has found himself interwoven in WWE’s main angles and storylines for some time now. Mistreated by The Authority – Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, Bryan has been fighting a treacherous uphill battle. All his efforts valiant, the Washington native “Yes” man will not rest until he exacts revenge while claiming the WWE World Heavyweight title.

If he enters the Royal Rumble match, expect Daniel Bryan to leave it all in the ring, scrapping tooth and nail with every entrant climbing through those ropes. Feeding off the energy from a sure-to-be raucous crowd, this could be Bryan’s chance to not only headline WrestleMania XXX and secure himself as thee star of this era, but to also settle a longstanding score fans have been clamoring to see.

What do you think?

Royal Rumble Winners: Jim Duggan (1988), Big John Studd (’89), Hulk Hogan (’90, ’91), Ric Flair (’92), Yokozuna (’93), Bret Hart/Lex Luger (’94), Shawn Michaels (’95, ’96), Steve Austin (’97, ’98), Mr. McMahon (’99), The Rock (2000), Steve Austin (’01), Triple H (’02), Brock Lesnar (’03), Chris Benoit (’04), Batista (’05), Rey Mysterio (’06), The Undertaker (’07), John Cena (’08), Randy Orton (’09), Edge (’10), Alberto Del Rio (’11), Sheamus (’12), John Cena (’13)

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  • Michael

    Seriously, this is getting ridiculous. If you were to recall, the program is called WWE, not The Daniel Bryan Show. The WWE focuses on all wrestlers and all talents to push themselves to develop into their characters. It was so annoying and unbearable to hear the crowd chant yes or Daniel Bryan during the whole entire show. I honestly don’t think these fans even care about Daniel Bryan, they just want to have some stupid reason to point their fingers in the air and chant yes all the time. They were booing the other matches that had no involvement with Daniel Bryan’s character what’s so ever. Why are they booing Batista? What does he have to do with Daniel Bryan? Rey Mysterio, future Hall of Famer, well respected Wrestler gets booed. That guy busted his a** to get back in the ring during his injuries and that’s the thanks he gets. The way things are going right now, if the WWE released Daniel Bryan, it would be a huge sign of relief. Daniel Bryan is talented, no questions about it but seriously he’s overrated. Let’s not put Daniel Bryan in the Undertaker, Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold, Rock, Shawn Michaels, and Ric Flair category, ok? The Yes chants are getting old, so old, I change the channel.

    • john

      crowd reactions in support of a wrestler really are overrated. The wwe should completely ignore them and the boos will stop, you watch

  • Maven

    Its only a popularity contest really with the WWE Universe. They only booed Rey because it wasn’t what they wanted plus Batista. With them, its someone i guess who they can relate to because he isn’t a pretty face ( no offense to D-Bry) and not what the WWE is looking for. He is everything that a fan aspires to be ; hardworking, energetic and charismatic in his own sense. Im a big Daniel Bryan fan, I get the idea that there are other wrestlers besides him but hey if the WWE Universe, its a popularity contest.

    Roman Reigns was excellent and so was CM Punk.