Cena Breaks Kayfabe, Mysterio’s Title Chances, Heat On Punk?, Push Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles-WWE

How much did John Cena and Randy Orton break kayfabe in the final segment of this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw?

John Cena broke kayfabe when he singled out Daniel Bryan to appease the crowd. Cena knew the only way he was going to get cheered was to involve Bryan so he improvised. The move was called “brilliant” backstage and he received high marks for the promo. Some were calling it one of his best promos ever. As for Randy Orton, he got legitimately upset at the crowd as we have more on his reaction and the aftermath at this link.

Is Rey Mysterio going to get a run at the World Title anytime soon?

There might not be a World Title following Sunday’s WWE TLC pay-per-view! I don’t see Rey Mysterio getting back into the title picture until he’s able to work for an extended period of time without injury. Even then, his days as a consistent main event talent could be over. Furthering the point, and I know it’s one that I can’t get off of, if there is only one Unified title after Sunday, there won’t be as many opportunities for talent like Mysterio in the top of the card.

I noticed that CM Punk seemed to not appear on the majority of the final Raw segment on Monday after he was seen making a face when Triple H was talking. The camera seemed to block him out. Was there any heat on him for doing that?

I didn’t notice the face but I wasn’t made aware of any backstage heat. WWE wanted the focus of that segment on the Randy Orton vs. John Cena match at TLC on Sunday and I feel the segment more than delivered. Say what you want about John Cena but he knew what he had to do and he hit one out of the park. Given the way the crowd reacted for Daniel Bryan, there were more than a few people backstage urging they do more with him immediately. He’s over like rover folks.

What would you think of Daniel Bryan challenging Undertaker for the streak?

The plan is still to do Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania XXX and I would be surprised if it was changed. I wouldn’t be interested in Daniel Bryan challenging Undertaker at Wrestlemania. Following Undertaker’s victory this year against CM Punk, he has more than earned the right to retire undefeated. A loss wouldn’t do Daniel Bryan any good as he is still looking for his Wrestlemania moment. The past three years have seen him bumped to the pre-show, put under in 18 seconds and work an undercard tag match. Push Daniel Bryan!

If somehow AJ Styles were to be signed by WWE, do you think he would be assigned to developmental or be able to go straight to the main roster? I read about the cruiserweight show but he’s recognizable enough by a good majority of fans to get a reaction on Raw or Smackdown.

Knowing how WWE perceives TNA talent, I would assume he would be sent to the WWE Performance Center to be seasoned the way they see fit. I’ve written a number of AJ Styles updates, many that reveal the way WWE sees him. Styles is respected but seen as a guy they’d have to start from scratch on at 36-years-old. Obviously things could change depending on the opportunity but that was what I heard a couple months ago.

From the Ask WNW vault…

March 2012: Do you believe that the CM Punk craze has worn off like the Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin craze in their respective sports? – This is an interesting prospective, as I’ve never thought about it like that before. CM Punk is not currently at the level he was this summer. Punk peaked at Money in the Bank in July and has leveled off to where he is now. He has clearly established himself as a main event talent and he’s not going back to the mid-card like he did after previous title reigns. Punk was the Tim Tebow or Jeremy Lin of the summer but it’s “breakout moments” like this that demand the attention of the public. The key is getting the public’s attention and being able to keep it for as long as possible. He made everyone take notice and advanced his career because of it. Being WWE Champion at Wrestlemania is a very desirable position but the show is being centered around two main events – John Cena vs. The Rock and The Undertaker vs. Triple H with Shawn Michaels as special guest referee. WWE is giving these matches priority which is why you may notice a lack of hype for Punk vs. Chris Jericho.

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  • Its just Teddy

    I don’t see the Streak ever being broken. But if ever there was a young talent to break it to get that push it has to be Roman Reigns. Yes he is still green. But over the last few years no one of the so called new talent looked like they would or could beat the Undertaker. This young talent looks like both to me.

    • Nostaljack

      There is nothing about Roman Reigns that is even remotely green. He’s proven that over and over again with excellent ring work and great charisma. Dean Ambrose could break away nicely too. It’s frankly Seth Rollins I worry about. While I know he was “the man” over at ROH, ROH ain’t WWE and he hasn’t been able to show much surrounded by Ambrose and Reigns.

      • Its just Teddy

        I won’t call him green when I see on his own go for 20 mins with someone like Bryan or Punk a few times without the other shield memebr around. So far he has been protected in tag and team matches. Which is the way to build him before setting him free to be the monster he can be.

      • Venom

        Like I’ve said in the past, as history has shown usually the “weak link” in a tag team ends up getting a stronger push. miz/Morrison Cody Rhodes/Ted DiBiase Dolph Ziggler over Kenny from spirit squad. Heck I wouldn’t be surprised if Eric Rowan gets a better career then Bray and Luke Harper. He’s been doing good in single matches so far. Even Daniel Bryan looked like he was going to fail after NXT and his first release while Wade Barrett looked like a rising star. I think even David Otunga had a better career then Barett.

        I think Seth Rollins will be just fine and Roman Reigns will be like Ryback, Ahmed Johnson, Ezikial Jackson and many other powerhouses that looked like they were going to reach the top and failed. I hope I’m wrong but wasn’t there heat between he and Orton which had the Shield lose for a bit during the summer? Attitude and standing up for yourself can hold a person back.

        Plus usually when a young star looks like he’s got a great career ahead of them WWE likes to have them job. Personally I think it has to do with Brock Lesnar. Brock was a rookie pushed to the moon and headlined wrestlemania. After reaching the top he left before he can put people over. Now he thinks he’s above the business that he gets $5M or so because he left while on top. This left a sour taste in Vince’s mouth that he feels he needs to put the young guys egos in check before pushing them.

        • Xavier

          When the Shield debuted Reigns was considered the weak link, not Rollins.

          • Venom

            I think we’ve discussed this in another post with Bob’s Diner and let’s be honest. Reigns was regarded as the weak link from wrestling experience and this was only when the shield did run ins. After having their first match at TLC everyone said all 3 are brought there a game. That’s when I consider people saying Reigns has a bright future over the others.

            U can’t consider the first month or so on pure run ins. I’m talking about a years worth. People view Rollins as the weak link in the past year and worry when the shield breaks up.

            I have yet to read people prove me wrong based on all the statements I’ve made and compared to precious teams.

            And for the record I never saw a Tyler Black match in ROH nor did I watch Rollins compete on NXT.

          • Venom

            I think we’ve discussed this in another post with Bob’s Diner and let’s be honest. Reigns was regarded as the weak link from wrestling experience and this was only when the shield did run ins. After having their first match at TLC everyone said all 3 are brought there a game. That’s when I consider people saying Reigns has a bright future over the others.

            U can’t consider the first month or so on pure run ins. I’m talking about a years worth. People view Rollins as the weak link in the past year and worry when the shield breaks up.

            I have yet to read people prove me wrong based on all the statements I’ve made and compared to precious teams.

            And for the record I never saw a Tyler Black match in ROH nor did I watch Rollins compete on NXT.

          • Cathal McIntyre

            The Shields’ weak link is, was and always has been, Dean Ambrose.

          • Cathal McIntyre

            The Shields’ weak link is, was and always has been, Dean Ambrose.

          • Herman Tank

            Just…just so dumb…

          • Cathal McIntyre

            You agree that Reigns is the weak link in the Shield? And yet HE’S the one getting the push…….. Guess whose WRONG!

      • BIG M

        You do know of course before Seth Rollins was “THE MAN” in ROH CM Punk was “THE MAN” there and then after him Daniel Bryan was.

        • Nostaljack

          “While I know he was “the man” over at ROH, ROH ain’t WWE and he hasn’t been able to show much surrounded by Ambrose and Reigns”

          That’s what I said above. He hasn’t been “the man” in WWE yet in any way. I’m not saying he can’t be. I’m saying he’s basically victim to the “middle child” syndrome. He’s not as good on the mic as Ambrose and he doesn’t have Reigns’ look and charisma. We’ll see what happens with him when the Shield eventually breaks up.

          • BIG M

            And what I am saying is ROH’s aces are now WWE main eventers and over like rover as Richard would say give Rollins time and I’m sure it will be the same story.

          • BIG M

            And what I am saying is ROH’s aces are now WWE main eventers and over like rover as Richard would say give Rollins time and I’m sure it will be the same story.

          • Nostaljack

            I’m hoping he’ll succeed. His work rate is *bananas*. It could very well be he simply hasn’t had a chance to show what he has given the company he’s in.

          • BIG M

            He will and so will Ambrose.
            I still think Reins is the weak link no matter how WWE booked him at surviver series.
            BTW I like the new positive Nostaljack easier to talk to.

  • opie

    Granted, they were two hours away from Bryan’s hometown…

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Richard Gray

      Oh yeah I know but the reaction he draws is like that everywhere! Maybe not quite as strong but come on now, Bryan is really over right now.

  • Philip Thompson

    Randy Orton is a selfish baby who is bad for business.

    Rey Mysterio was very popular with a certain demographic and remains pretty popular but he’d need to show that he can be reliable and with his wellness violations, age, fitness and injuries I don’t see WWE taking a chance on him – he’ll be very lucky if he gets a run with a secondary title such as the IC as there’s so many up-and-coming talent who it’d help elevate whilst it’s not going to do much for him. When he came back last time he had to wear a top in-ring to cover his huge stomach – not what you’d expect from a cruiserweight talent. Perhaps if they introduce a cruiserweight division and title they’ll let him be the first person to hold the title – to give it some importance. I think Sin Cara is a better long-term prospect than Mysterio so long as they stick with Hunico under the mask this time.

  • Venom

    While I did like Cena’s promo on RAW it proved my point in previous posts that Cena likes to use other wrestlers over. I’m not going to complain much since it did put Daniel Bryan in the spotlight.

    As for Randy Orton. He’s top star and needs to act like it. Remember. The night after wrestlemania when the crowd was going insane he walked to Sheamus and asked him what was his line. I doubt someone like Miz who even as a face gets booed forgets his lines like that. I know he did when he started out but not now. And I like Orton as while on smackdown he was putting people over. Lost to Henry and even Kane at wrestlemania. He was someone people wanted back in the main event.

    • Bob’s Diner

      Orton can’t handle when the crowd aren’t doing what they are ‘supposed’ to be doing.

      • Venom

        And that is something that Cena has that Orton doesn’t to be a top star in the company. I know u and I are labeled as anti Cena but I do give him credit when he deserves it. I am sick of seeing Cena in the top of the card. He may not have been WWE champ for over a year but that same year he was still in the closing matches. And I do think he likes to leach of any wrestler who is over so that he’s on the fans side. Weather it’s DB or Fandango or Cesaro.

        I see someone like CM Punk in the same category as Orton. He’s called a fan a homo, punched a fan in the face, insulted a fan once a few months ago who was saying this about his family I think.

        I don’t blame them because not anybody can be in front of thousands of people and if they’re getting heckled won’t lose their place. That’s the one thing I give Cena credit for.

        • Bob’s Diner

          He certainly carries himself better than other top stars – no one could deny that. Punk I see more as someone who gets way too into his character and gets worked up – he’s a modern Roddy Piper.

          Anyone who disagrees with you about Cena using others to get over only have to watch that promo. Or telling the crowd in London that he was going to petition the office to get them WrestleMania – he knows very well that will never happen, but he’ll gladly tell the crowd that so will cheer him.

          The fact is he has been at the top now for almost 9 years. That is longer than Austin and Rock’s times at the top combined! And he’s been feuding on and off with Orton for the last six years – it is no wonder the crowds are bored. Alas, he is still basically in his prime so could only be halfway through this…

          • Venom

            Exactly! He does and says what the fans want to cheer him (except for going away). Wasn’t he the same guy who got Bryan fired when Bryan spat in his face when Nexus invaded? I know the tie incident was also a factor.

            I remember a different wrestling site posted a statistic about how many ppv main events triple h (when he wrestled full time), randy orton and John cena did leading to their triple threat match at wrestlemania. Whether it was against each other or other wrestlers and it was like 36 ppvs. But the sad thing was in the 36 each were out of action for 4/5 months.

            At least smackdown/WHC had fresh main eventers.

          • Bob’s Diner

            Want a scarier stat?
            I just added things myself to see how things have changed; the last 3 years have actually been worse. Out of 35 PPVs (including the upcoming TLC) John Cena, Randy Orton or HHH (sometimes 2 or all of them) have been in the main event 32 times

          • Bob’s Diner

            Want a scarier stat?
            I just added things myself to see how things have changed; the last 3 years have actually been worse. Out of 35 PPVs (including the upcoming TLC) John Cena, Randy Orton or HHH (sometimes 2 or all of them) have been in the main event 32 times

          • Venom

            No wonder wrestlemania has been about bringing back the part timers for a nostalgia show.

            I should have wrote this night after raw but did u look at who’s in the ring at the end of raw and actually believe these people are former world or wwe champions?

            The Great Khali, Dolph Ziggler (sad to put him on this list), Jack Swagger, The Miz. Then u got Rey who’s broken down, Mark Henry had a good but I feel his and Kane’s are more like a lifetime achievement award. Christians reign was a disgrace since he lost it a few days later and won it by dq only to lose it a month later so another lifetime achievement award.

            I may not be a fan of Del Rio cuz I find him boring he had a good reign but obviously he’s down the card losing to Sin Cara.

            And notice all these champions are only world champions except for Miz and look where they are now? To me that says there wins we’re just a fluke.

  • Tim

    Punk made the face when Stephanie once again boasted about triple h being world champ. Also randy couldn’t be mad at the crowd for the Daniel Bryan thing. Just jealous. That no one cares for him. Besides. The most popular superstar in his home town of course no one had a chance. I just loved triple h being cut off by the fans.

  • AJ Punk

    haha I saw punks face. Brilliant response from him

  • ken

    Knowing Randy Orton, he probably threw a temper tantrum backstage. I’m not gonna pay Richard to read that.

  • DW

    I may get a TON of hate mail but guys guys guys….seriously. Ray has been around since WCW hell even before that. I know what you are gunna say, well Big Show was too. Guys, Rey has put his body through a crap ton and a half. No more titles, he doesn’t need em. He proved himself in his Jericho feuds. I personally just want the guy healthy and that’s it. Then maybe you can wrestle, but first don’t limp to the ring.

    Next on my list, please goodness no. Don’t feed DB to the Undertaker. Not yet anyways, unless you are going to have him go over. And really at this point, they have had DB go under so many times so hard this is the only way, in my dumb opinion that he will be solidified. We all like Bryan, in reality it should be DB vs CM PUNK for the unification….then sprinkle in some Y2J(j/k). But I don’t see why they don’t say ok, unification build til mania, Royal Rumble winner picks who he wants at mania then faces the champ, maybe even throw MIB in there if they push that PPV up. Either way no one would care if they pulled that again. I can’t imagine how many swerves that they could pull at Mania 30.

    And for the love of cheese when will they realize, Orton just isn’t pulling like he used to. He would literally have to go back to Legend Killer Status to get something out of the fans. Oh and when the FACE of the company has to resort to going “THE CHAMP THE CHAMP THE CHAMP” with lil to no pops then says “DB” and gets a pop…

    I’m on the outside looking in and this just looks like a mess. What is really looks like is a rookie moves from HHH. But lets be clear, he is the best guy for the job. We could all be getting swerved right now lol

  • Jbreed

    Daniel Bryan is over like rover but it seems like he’s not over enough with the people who matter (Vince McMahon, Triple H).

    • Anand Vijayakumar

      I dont think so. I think that this whole negativity about DB not being able to win the WWE title from Triple H or Stephanie is going to boost him to unforeseen heights. The fans (including you and me) want bryan to succeed and we will cheer for him until it happens. By delaying the inevitable more interest is built.

      Think of this – How much more buys the Wrestlemania would get if Daniel Bryan is put down and unable to rise repeatedly until March and he finally gets his hand at the top champion for Wrestlemania main-event??

      • Jbreed

        But we don’t know if it’s the direction they’re headed with Daniel Bryan. We’ve seen it before with other guys who the fans begged the WWE to turn into bonified superstars and it never happened. Most guys, at the most, were given a modest title run and sooner or later it went back to being all about John Cena. We don’t want Daniel Bryan to just win the WWE title, hold it for a couple of feuds and than lose it only to go back to being an upper midcarder. After 10 years of Cena we need a new face of the company, but the WWE isn’t willing to move on from Cena. And yes, before people start answering back by saying Cena is the guy who brings in the most money for the WWE, I don’t think by keeping him away from the main event once in a while and by taking the “face of the WWE” tag away from him would hurt his merchandise sales too much. And it’s not like Cena main eventing every ppv does wonders for buyrates. My point is, as long as Cena is around, Bryan will never be the number 1 guy.

  • Win

    How did a question about heat on CM Punk end with an answer involving Daniel Bryan I have no idea. LOL! We know you like the guy, but please, focus!

    • Smexy “JAY” Shuffle

      LOL I know right

  • K!NG

    As over as DB is WWE is smart for holding off his push. i look at it like steve austin in 97 he was as over as Bryan WWE could have put the tilte on him instead of HBK but they waited. I’ve said this since after summerslam Bryan is going to enter the Rumble and win. the whole story line is about him being held down. enter him #1 stack the deck against him, let him win and go to wrestlemania .

    • Bob’s Diner

      Umm… he had his push. Did you miss everything from July to October?
      He’s a 2 time WWE champion

      • K!NG

        And he has more reigns then days spent as champ.

      • Anand Vijayakumar

        Dude – You call that a Push? It was more of a PULL..

        • Bob’s Diner

          Well, technically it was a push. He got the title and was main eventing PPVs. He gets the blame from the haters for the poor TV ratings and PPV buys, so he must have been getting pushed. Was it done well? No way. But it was a push. Him winning the belt at WrestleMania would be way more important if hadn’t already won it twice.

    • Xavier

      Exactly. I’ve been pretty much saying the same thing. People need too chill on the “Bryan being buried BS”. Cena was booked in a similar fashion. Was as over as can get at Mania 20 after beating Big Show but WWE creative didn’t strap the title to him neither and actually waited a year to pull the trigger. Rock was as over as can get after turning face again in mid 99 and he didn’t win the title again until a year later and what people tend to forget is that Rock’s longest title reign was about 4 months and some change.

      • Bob’s Diner

        This is nothing like how Austin was booked in 1997; Austin spent the year slowly becoming the hottest property in wrestling, all while barely seeing the main event – he had 2 reigns with the IC title and was stripped of it both times. Then won the rumble to give that massive WrestleMania win. He was an unstoppable force that wouldn’t let anyone take away his championship goal. Bryan, on the other hand, had his big title win only to have it taken away from him. Then he had it again – not quite as big – and then had it taken away again. Then he kept coming out saying he didn’t care.

        I’ve never said he has been buried – he has been booked terribly, though. It is a testament to the guy that he is still so incredibly over. He has the same vibe AJ Styles has in TNA – they have booked him terribly for the last few years but fans still want to see him because he is exciting to watch.

        The only way Bryan is getting the title at WrestleMania is if HHH has it – guarantee it will be HHH vs Daniel Bryan with HBK as ref, regardless of the title.

    • Anand Vijayakumar

      Exactly what I had in mind. DB winning the rumble by entering no.1 going on to the main event of Mania and winning would be a fitting end to his struggle against the Authority…

  • The Breaker

    The crowd turned on Orton really quickly on Monday, and not in a good way. It just shows how poorly his heel character has worked so far. As much as I want to blame Orton for not being the best talker, Creative damaged his credibility by making him a whiny brat who can’t win without cheating. When you can’t perceive Orton as menacing and dangerous, nothing he says on the mic has any weight to it. Orton picking up a clean, hard-fought victory over Cena on Sunday would definitely put him back on the right track, but unfortunately WWE is more concerned with making Triple H look good.

    • Anand Vijayakumar

      Ortons character has gone from a strong devillish heel to a squeaky corporate suckup who cant back-up his words. No one likes that kind of a character.

      And – you hit the nail on the head. In their attempt to make triple h look good, Orton looks like an idiot now.

  • David F.

    I would strongly support Triple H being unified champ if it meant him challenging Bryan at WM 30. It would be great way to cap off Bryan against the authority angle by putting him over Triple H for the title. It would give Bryan that Wrestlemania moment similarly to Benoit and Eddie WM 20 ending (shame its tainted moment) but something like that would really cement Bryan’s status as top guy in WWE.

    • Bob’s Diner

      And this is why someone else should have been in Randy Orton’s role – HHH does not need another WrestleMania main event. More importantly, wrestling fans don’t need another HHH WrestleMania main event. His last one was a huge exercise in wasting time. If they’d had someone else the Authority’s chosen champ, then I would be all for Bryan beating them at WrestleMania for the title. But against HHH? With HBK involved? I can’t quite find the words for that…

      • David

        Agreed, HHH is just too slow at times. If Shawn won’t commit to WM then I think it would be a great decision for Bryan to be in the main event, but otherwise he would benefit more from a win over Shawn Michaels and a true reign around the next SummerSlam.

  • fan

    you don’t think beating Undertaker would be Bryan’s Wrestlemania moment? I think that the only guy on the roster who would really benefit by going over Undertaker is Bryan.

    • Anand Vijayakumar

      Punk was the only guy who would benefit by beating taker at WM in 2013. Every year you will have one breakout star who deserves that honor.

      But, after 20+ years in an industry and being the TOP DOG, I think Taker has more than earned his right to retire undefeated at Wrestlemania…

      No one should ever beat the Streak.

    • Anand Vijayakumar

      Punk was the only guy who would benefit by beating taker at WM in 2013. Every year you will have one breakout star who deserves that honor.

      But, after 20+ years in an industry and being the TOP DOG, I think Taker has more than earned his right to retire undefeated at Wrestlemania…

      No one should ever beat the Streak.

      • DW

        Winning all your Wrestlmania matches doesn’t make you TOP DOG! Retiring Mr Wrestlmania makes you top DOG. BUT! THE STREAK LITERALLY DOESN’T BENEFIT ANYONE! Except for whoever ever, if ever beats it. I feel that Vince and company has zero faith in anyone on that roster to take that win and become a star with it. It’s not because they care about the legacy of it at all. You care, I care, we all care…I bet they don’t care that match….and the only reason no one has beat him is faith. But to bill a David vs Goliath match would be amazing! I know I don’t want DB fed to Taker, but either way that match would be Match of the Night no question

    • DW

      That’s what I said dude. It makes no sense to feed Bryan to Taker for a lose. BUT if he won his match then it’s on for him. It seems like you need to hold a belt for a freakin year just to be in the top 3, or do something epic like beat Taker. So yea that would do it for him. And Bryan is the only one deserving. BUT I will say this yes the steak shouldn’t be broken sure, I guess. But Jericho goes under for talent every freakin day! EVERYDAY! He beat Austin and the Rock in the same night! He unmasked Mysterio. He is the master of 1001 holds. I get respect and legacy and all that but TAKER if this is your last mania… go under for DB. Pay it forward for crying out loud. “What’s best for business”

  • Ken

    Push Daniel Bryan? YES! Undertaker retires undefeated? YES! Daniel Bryan main eventing WrestleMania? YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

  • Bob’s Diner

    I’m not saying Cena’s promo was bad, but would it have been as effective without bringing Daniel Bryan into it? He certainly wouldn’t have gained the crowd’s support and without them was there really any fire? I mean, it involved sucking up to HHH and again he was calling Orton an underachiever – saying this is what he was supposed to be 10 years ago. But that makes no sense; why would anyone expect a 23 year-old to be champion in his first year of pro-wrestling?

    I don’t know, I just feel like he is stretching to find reasons for anyone to care about their six year-old feud (which isn’t exactly his fault) and desperate to get the crowd on his side

    • Venom

      While we have been agreeing a lot on things I do want to point out that Orton was the youngest world champion I believe at 24 but it was a forgettable one month reign and wwe wants us to forget it since he beat Chris Benoit for it. So technically there is some truth to Cenas promo but wwe screwed it up that I remember IWC coined the term “Orton’d” when a superstar is getting hot by winning a championship only to lose it back. Kinda like Dolph Ziggler after mania.

      • Bob’s Diner

        But that’s been my issue with Cena’s promos on Orton lately – he called him “an under-achiever”. So here’s a guy that is the youngest world champion in history, 11 time world champion, money in the bank winner, main evented countless PPVs and makes a truckload of money – and that’s under-achieving? Also, he wrestled The Rock at WrestleMania – and beat him – years before John Cena finally got his wish. I am not a fan of Randy Orton by any stretch, but he doesn’t sound like an under-achiever to me

    • jason

      You have a point on it not being Cena’s fault, but how he pulled in DB was actually a brilliant move to end the chants so he could deliver what he needed to. Orton just talked through it and looked good doing it seeing I felt he was upset. It was a cool segment. I marked out for a moment. Took me back!

      • Anand Vijayakumar

        This is what separates a good promo from a great one. Did you see how Triple H and Orton tried to shout in their mic’s to have their words reach the audience when they were clearly chanting DB’s name?

        Cena on the other hard smartly brought Bryan into the picture, asked him a couple a questions, offered him a handshake and a fair title match and the crowd was all set to hear his promo. Masterful performance especially considering the fact that it wasnt Scripted…

      • Anand Vijayakumar

        This is what separates a good promo from a great one. Did you see how Triple H and Orton tried to shout in their mic’s to have their words reach the audience when they were clearly chanting DB’s name?

        Cena on the other hard smartly brought Bryan into the picture, asked him a couple a questions, offered him a handshake and a fair title match and the crowd was all set to hear his promo. Masterful performance especially considering the fact that it wasnt Scripted…

  • Cathal McIntyre

    Push Daniel Bryan? Why? He’s already had, what? 3 or 4 pushes? There is a whole roster on both brands that have NEVER had a chance at either of those titles. Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Yoshi Tatsu, Drew McIntyre, Tyson Kidd, Drew McIntyre, Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Dean Ambrose, and um…. Oh yeah, Drew McIntyre.
    And by the way, all I can say is this, you don’t like Drew McIntyre and the fact that I support him strongly? Tough shit, I don’t rag on YOUR favorite superstars, leave my fave alone too. It’s called respect.

    • Jimmy

      Except Drew has never even gotten close to being as over as Daniel Bryan is right now. I don’t mind Drew but it would be a waste of Bryan’s momentum to not recognise that his time is now.

      • Anand Vijayakumar

        WWE cannot push everyone in its active roster. You got guys who engage the audience and become popular – they get pushed… Not everyone gets a great gimmick but only a great guy can make his gimmick work no matter how impressive it is (Read – Tensai)

  • Guest

    And by the way, all I can say is this, you don’t like Drew McIntyre and the fact that I support him strongly? Tough shit, I don’t rag on YOUR favorite superstars, leave my fave alone too. It’s called respect.

  • Lebron James

    Daniel Bryan is one of the most OVER wrestlers I’ve ever seen. The most over since Austin. It’s just amazing to watch. Hopefully he’ll be tossed right back into that main event scene soon. I see Bryan as the only viable guy to replace Cena as the top face of the company. Maybe that will open space for Cena to finally turn heel. Who knows. But again, Kudos To Daniel Bryan. He’s on fire!

  • Eli Myers

    If they have the Shawn Michaels vs Bryan at WrestleMania 30, they should have Bryan vs Undertaker at WrestleMania 31 . Where Bryan challenges Undertaker out of respect and revenge for Undertaker retiring Bryan’s mentor/teacher at WrestleMania 26.