Monday, August 23, 2010

Daniel Bryan Danielson returns

So it's been over a week now, the community has time to let it set in, now I want to know, was Bryan Danielson's release a work? Legit? Something legitimate that became a work? A work that became legit then went back to work again? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

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  1. I think it was something legitimate that became a work.

  2. I think it was a full-on legit firing, and WWE rehired him on the sly a couple of weeks before SummerSlam (after any potential heat that would have been on Bryan had died down and Linda's Senate campaign got a little stronger).

    I'm just worried about what they're going to do when Michael Tarver eats someone's soul live on Raw.

  3. I've went back and forth with this. I think it was real but like we talked about on EWB, WWE was high on this guy. They let him go at the time to save the Nexus. I don't know if the sponsor was replaced by someone else or just enough time went by but I believe that he was indeed let go.

    The reaction his firing got obviously sent Vince and Co. the hint that they needed to do whatever they had to do to get him back ASAP.

  4. I think it was legit to begin with too. The lame explaination of him having compassion a week after he choked Justin and then spit and kicked Cena's head. It didn't add up and it was merely a blurb and they moved on.

    The buzz it created was huge and bigger than Vince expected, bridges weren't burnt and he's certainly powerful enough to undo what was done. But he never vested any interest in TNA which was interesting, but Bryan's no idiot apparently either, lol.

    Regardless, we may never know the truth for sometime if ever, but it worked out seamlessly. Maybe better than expected. They took a man who's biggest complaint was that he didn't have a personality that fits the WWE, but all of this created a buzz, hype, and intrigue that really has the crowd behind him.

    Throwing him into the SSlam main event against his former Nexus running mates and incorporating his previous fued with The Miz was great. And now he's in the mix with one of WWE's biggest rising stars.

  5. I'm very intrigued how the whole Daniel Bryan/Miz dynamic parallels Edge and Matt Hardy in 2005. Granted, that didn't wind up working out extremely well for Matt Hardy in the longrun, but the initial buzz was huge. Funny how it all played out around SummerSlam as well. I don't think WWE intentionally tried to replicate that, but the it is a fun coincidence.

    And add me to the list of people who thinks it was, and always remained, legit. I think WWE knew it was going to generate a huge reaction from the internet crowd, and that may have influenced their decision to bring him back so soon, but I'm confident it was legit. WWE probably also realized they overreacted to the situation, but it all worked out in the end, and as Dale mentioned, perhaps better than it would have had it never happened.