The WWE Universe finally (kind of) got what they wanted all along.
Daniel Bryan could potentially be in the main event at Wrestlemania XXX this year, as long as he defeats Triple H first. I will admit that I was not the biggest fan of this David versus Goliath style storyline.
In one corner we have the ‘Goliath’ of this story, that being Triple H. He is the giant that no one can seem to defeat. He, more often that not, buries smaller guys that don’t make the cut in his eyes. His buddies constantly get given everything that they want just because they are his buddies. Triple H appears to be the man on the top of the hill, with everyone bowing before him.
In the other corner, we have ‘David’, that being Daniel Bryan. Daniel is a ray of hope for wrestling fans, a break from the complacency of the main event scene. He isn’t the biggest superstar to strut down that ramp to the ring, but he is one of the most gifted that has ever stepped through the ropes. Each week, Daniel is at war with the powers to be. Bryan earns each and every adulation that he attains, he doesn’t expect anything handed to him just because he is friends with someone.
The main difference between the two? Daniel Bryan has the entire WWE Universe behind him.
At Wrestlemania 30, Daniel Bryan will get an opportunity to take down the giant that is trying to stomp him. Daniel will also get a chance to also compete for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, provided he takes down Hunter first. It’s a small victory but one I am willing to accept.
I don’t want to see Daniel Bryan buried by Hunter in favor of one of his buddies, or himself, getting the title. After the most recent episode of Raw, that all changed. Sure, Bryan got the holy hell kicked out of him at the end but I don’t think that event was meant to tip the scales in Hunter’s favor. I took that as a sign that our beloved flying goat is going to kick the holy hell out of Triple H and then proceed to do the same to both Bootista and Orton.
A pessimist might see the deck as being extremely stacked against Daniel heading into Wrestlemania. Orton, Bootista, Hunter. I think that the events that have transpired within the last two weeks give Daniel Bryan an even greater chance of winning. How, you ask? Well, let me tell you.
He has absolutely nothing to lose heading into Wrestlemania on April 6th. His opponents are the ones that should be filled with worry.
Randy Orton is risking the loss of his title. Hunter is risking the loss of any sort of control over superstars and what happens on television. Dave Bautista is risking the chance of being booed right out of the building and becoming the laughing stock of the WWE (although, I think the reaction he receives now is fairly close.). Daniel does not have to worry about any of that. Sure, he’ll have a loss to deal with but that is nothing compared to what the others stand to lose. No matter what the outcome, he will still have the fans on his side.
I don’t think that compares to having a championship. If the fans love you, you’re pretty much golden. I’ve seen many superstars hold a belt and the fans boo them to no end.
There is not a doubt in my mind that Daniel Bryan can defeat the giant that seems to be standing between him and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and I can’t wait to be on my couch joining in the YES! Movement and cheering him on.