CB’s World: Daniel Bryan Joins The Wyatt Family on Raw? This Better Be Good…

As Justin C., Chris Sanders, Matthew Harrak and just about everyone else reported on and discussed yesterday, the big news coming out of Monday Night Raw 12/30/13 is that Daniel Bryan has decided to follow the buzzards and align himself with Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family:

While I agree with my colleagues here at Inside Pulse Wrestling that it’s generally a good thing when WWE pulls the trigger on a storyline that doesn’t seem to have a predictable end game, I must say that I am a little more hesitant about this particular plan being set in motion.

First things first, Daniel Bryan clearly is the most over superstar in the entire company. He has been the most over superstar in the entire company for the better part of a full year, and was even voted Superstar of the Year by the fans during the Slammys episode of Raw a few weeks back.

When someone is as over as Bryan is — and when there is an easily executable feel-good storyline right there for the taking during WrestleMania season that could culminate with the most over guy in the company winning the top prize on the biggest stage of them all — I just don’t understand the reluctance to simply let that happen as it should.

If you go back one year ago to WrestleMania 29 and the big John Cena vs. Rock rematch, I remember so many fans simply not caring about this end result. If Rock won, it would be just another feather in his completely feathered-up cap; and when Cena won, I remember feeling absolutely indifferent to the result. In fact, what made matters worse was when The Rock and Cena shook hands after all this, which really didn’t produce those feel-good butterflies at all. There were no chills, no thrills, just an “OK, whatever” reaction that permeated throughout the WWE Universe.

With a Daniel Bryan 30-man Royal Rumble match victory and a Bryan vs. Orton title rematch at WrestleMania XXX, WWE could have created that exciting “moment in time” like feeling that would have completely energized everyone who watched … Why? Because Daniel Bryan would have finally left the building as the undisputed, undeniable, unified WWE World Heavyweight Champion that the red-hot Superstar of the Year deserves to be.

Instead, that picture is now completely muddled if it even registers on WWE’s radar anymore. Of course, there is plenty of time for Daniel Bryan’s title quest to still come to fruition in some way, shape or form at WrestleMania XXX, but the fact that they are risking so much by aligning him with the Wyatts is what really drives my uneasiness towards the whole thing.

Also, with Brock Lesnar back and Batista returning soon, the last thing I wanted was for Daniel Bryan to be pushed aside yet again for the bigger, stronger types that Vince has always wanted as his champion.

Hell, you can make a case that in WWE-Land, Big E Langston will be pushed to the moon before Bryan gets to plant his flag there … and that’s just something that I — or most of the rest of the world — doesn’t want to see.

At the end of the day, I will reserve final judgment like I always do.

However, like I said, this Daniel Bryan / Wyatt Family storyline better be worth the time it will be given on the Road to WrestleMania XXX.

That’s all from me — CB.


WWE Monday Night Raw Backstage Fallout: CM Punk, Brodus Clay, Curtis Axel and Big E Langston React to Daniel Bryan Joining the Wyatt Family:


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