WWE has been taken over. No, not by an outside source but rather an internal one in the form of Daniel Bryan. Excitement was present not only at the beginning of the show but during the entirety. When the Authority came out to do their weekly opening promo it was hijacked by the very loyal “WWE Universe” and who they want to support their favorite WWE superstars.
In this case it is Daniel Bryan. He finally showed the anger and the passion that everyone was missing from when he was getting screwed back in 2013 by the Authority. Why it took so long for that to show up on screen is above my pay grade. Either way, it is a good step in the right direction by WWE management.
By getting Bryan in the main spotlight and in the segments he has more of his personality shown through rather than just a match or in a promo. It shines light on him and where his character is going in the eyes of WWE officials.
Daniel Bryan can not only get it done in the ring but also on the microphone. He gets the biggest reaction throughout the night and you hear more ‘Yes!’ chants than anything else. Maybe ‘What!’ gets a bit more, but that has been played out since 2003. Thank you, Steve Austin.
I will not be a mark and say that he should be the WWE champion. I will, however, say that he should be used in a correct form on TV. I believe the Royal Rumble pay-per-view opened WWE eyes wide open.