Think the BoD would like this post I wrote up this morning, since it's basically a longer version of what I've been saying in the comments. Think it's especially relevant since I watched Daniel Bryan's match to kick off Raw...and then basically turned it off for the rest of the night.
I think the booking of this all-babyface MITB match has a lot to do with the problems involved in getting it over. There's no issue behind the match and no one to really cheer above the others because everyone is sort of flattened-out at the same level. And then you have Vince talking about Bryan is too small, which even though it's a heel act is still something you never want to say about a guy that you want to draw, and really it's just such a mess right now.
Good article. You should have watched the end of Raw as well though, Bryan kicked some more ass.ReplyDelete
Call me Debbie Downer (Dougie Downer?) if you wish, but I have no faith in the WWE to do the right thing. Ostensibly, the right thing would be to elevate a new star to the upper echelon when he has the crowd support to warrant such a push. Daniel Bryan had the biggest reactions of anyone on the card for most of the spring and early summer, is technically capable of wrestling against almost any opponent, entertains the fans, and has enough charisma to work as a top level superstar.ReplyDelete
So naturally, they give him heelish tendencies that cool him off, take away some of the luster that got him over in the first place, and thus negate the entire purpose of elevating him. Plus, their fascination with John Cena on top completely neuters the booking of the main event scene, because a perfectly acceptable Mark Henry/Daniel Bryan dynamic must be sacrificed to keep John Cena in the title picture at all times. Thus Daniel Bryan goes from having the SummerSlam main event slot against Cena to possibly waiting out a Henry/Cena rematch due to Henry's resurgence, allowing him to cool off even further with a lack of anything better to do. If and when he does cash in the briefcase, he then becomes the next Dolph Ziggler: heat magnet who became neutered the second he won the belt.
I think the fact that WWE decided to create an "All Star" (plus Christian) MitB match, and couldn't come up with a single heel, is a pretty bad indicator that they're not telling the right stories.ReplyDelete
They really need to start building up some new heel threats to make match-ups like this more compelling.
I kept checking in for the Wyatt Family debut. The main event of Punk/Orton did nothing for me so I checked out after they beat up Kane.ReplyDelete
I'm good with MITB as-is, if it's leading to Bryan winning and making the grandstand challenge for SummerSlam vs. Cena and leaving with a clean title win. It's exactly the sort of elevation scenario we clamor for all the time, even if there are always things to nitpick. Bryan beating Cena in a Hogan-Warrior type of CLEAN finish leaves DB with plenty of opposition afterward, with Mark Henry, Lesnar, Kane (eventually), Punk, Jericho, and a heel-turned Orton (assuming).ReplyDelete
I'm actually okay with it being an all-face MITB, and the other MITB match being all heel. As they're in Philly it won't really matter, and for the former match everyone will be going nuts for RVD anyway. I'm really looking forward to both matchesReplyDelete
Don't like Christian?ReplyDelete
I like Christian just fine. I just wouldn't call him an "All Star."ReplyDelete