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snakeboss
03-11-2014, 01:44 PM
I'm ecstatic that D-Bryan may headline Wrestlemania and potentially win the WWE title. But looking at comments on WWE's official videos of Raw, it appears the overwhelming majority of comments are from people who are sick of the 'YES' thing and are getting sick of Daniel Bryan. Is this just a small minority of (idiot) fans? Or will Daniel Bryan eventually get the Cena treatment off fans?

AMAZON WARLORD
03-11-2014, 01:56 PM
Has to be a small minority. If the live crowds and this forum are at all representative of the audience as a whole, Bryan is over and fresh and people dig him.

Does that mean people won't eventually get bored of him? No...but he's at least kosher til Wrestlemania and I can see him remaining very popular until the next one too.

Mr. Pierre
03-11-2014, 02:35 PM
They just need to be careful and not have him steamroll every challenger during his title reign. They have to keep him vulnerable. The chase and title win elicits more crowd involvement and emotion than the actual title reign itself.

I would give Bryan a healthy reign, lose it at Summerslam and give him a fresh chase against his "kryptonite" Bray Wyatt.

NormanSmiley
03-11-2014, 02:40 PM
YES. this will be a recycled program like benoit,or mysterio, or guerroro, or punk, or savage. the moment every fan waits for, the feel good moment of david triumphing over goliath . then they will book bryan as inferior will lose non title matches, and will be booked in constant tag team matches to where fans get bored and company looks at it as this guy cant draw on PPV's where he is in a tag match not defending the title.

this forum and the audience are fickle. Already this forum has a split on bryan and theres guys clamoring for cesaro and reigns to be the man. wont be long before it catches on and becomes the hipster,dumb,gertnerish thing to do and shit on bryan

Emperor Smeat
03-11-2014, 03:23 PM
Like every popular or rising star, he's never going to have 100% support.

Him keeping or loosing the fans really depends on his booking. If the WWE tries to make him into nothing more than another Cena type character, it won't be long before they turn on him (ex. Sheamus). Same for him as an extra wimpy champion (ex. Rey).

AMAZON WARLORD
03-11-2014, 03:24 PM
YES. this will be a recycled program like benoit,or mysterio, or guerroro, or punk, or savage. the moment every fan waits for, the feel good moment of david triumphing over goliath . then they will book bryan as inferior will lose non title matches, and will be booked in constant tag team matches to where fans get bored and company looks at it as this guy cant draw on PPV's where he is in a tag match not defending the title.

this forum and the audience are fickle. Already this forum has a split on bryan and theres guys clamoring for cesaro and reigns to be the man. wont be long before it catches on and becomes the hipster,dumb,gertnerish thing to do and shit on bryan

You are super bitter. How long have you been talking wrestling on the internet?

DaveBrawl
03-11-2014, 03:34 PM
wont be long before it catches on and becomes the hipster,dumb,gertnerish thing to do and shit on bryan
Psssh, Gertner was hating on Bryan before it was cool.

AMAZON WARLORD
03-11-2014, 03:43 PM
I love my family. I came home the other days. My brother's passed-out on the couch, holding an empty bottle of sleeping pills. So I called the paramedics, and they pumped his stomach, and I think he's learned his lesson: you know, never to take my last two sleeping pills.
-Emo Philips

NoJabbaNoBogRoll
03-11-2014, 04:10 PM
If WWE continue to really "get behind" the YES movement, then it's possible that it'll cease to be cool. Time will tell.

Droford
03-11-2014, 04:13 PM
Was thinking about this and I doubt face Daniel Bryan can remain champion very long without it being stale, so if he were to win, they'd have to turn him heel by the end of the year. And 434 days from WM 30 is June 14th, 2015..if they can get punk back it would seem natural for Punk to want to prevent Bryan from breaking his modern era record..

Theo Dious
03-11-2014, 05:58 PM
I love my family. I came home the other days. My brother's passed-out on the couch, holding an empty bottle of sleeping pills. So I called the paramedics, and they pumped his stomach, and I think he's learned his lesson: you know, never to take my last two sleeping pills.
-Emo Philips

Emo would have been a way better host for Wrestlemania than Hogan.

AMAZON WARLORD
03-11-2014, 06:42 PM
Theo, yes.

Dro, no. Put him through the ringer and take the belt off him at Summerslam or Rumble. Have him wrestling two matches a Raw, then have a Super-heel like Lesnar or CM Punk swoop in and screw him out of the title. Then have him chase it until Wrestlemania.

Theo Dious
03-11-2014, 07:45 PM
There has to be a happy medium between turning Bryan into Super Cena Mark 2 and what happened to him last year. I think HHH should go crazy after Bryan wins and book himself into a rematch, pissing off all of the other title contenders, then finally have him screw Bryan out of the title after Summerslam (but not at it.) Then keep Bryan out of the title picture by force, and have Bryan force his way into the Rumble.

AMAZON WARLORD
03-11-2014, 08:01 PM
Bryan rams the ring with a truck and sprays it down with Naked Juice.

Kingofdaswing
03-11-2014, 08:12 PM
Have him win the title, which is a gaurentee at this point, have Vince come back and feud with him.

Vince comes back, takes control, throws everything at Bryan.

James Steele
03-11-2014, 09:00 PM
"GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! THAT'S A VITAMIN WATER TRUCK!"

The Dastardly One
03-11-2014, 09:12 PM
If WWE continue to really "get behind" the YES movement, then it's possible that it'll cease to be cool. Time will tell.

They really have a way of taking awesome organic stuff and making it.... hackneyed I guess. It's to be expected though, Mr. Bryan has to be able to pass that test among the thousands he's already passed.

#1-wwf-fan
03-11-2014, 09:23 PM
They really have a way of taking awesome organic stuff and making it.... hackneyed I guess.

It's like an old guy finding out some young kids think something he did was cool and then making it a weird obsession that ruins it all. That segment about Fandangoing the week after WrestleMania was cringeworthy. It was basically WWE saying "HEY! You young whippersnappers think this is hip!? Yay!"

AMAZON WARLORD
03-11-2014, 09:37 PM
The fans taught them the wrong lessons. Remember "Rap is crap"?

#1-wwf-fan
03-11-2014, 09:40 PM
Well... thanks for getting that stuck in my head.

AMAZON WARLORD
03-11-2014, 09:45 PM
REMEEEMMBER....

KIRA
03-11-2014, 09:48 PM
Heres the thing for me Bryan has one thing I don't think Punk or Cena have he's sympathetic Punks too cocky and Cenas a superhero,in the long run if they can maintain that aspect of Bryans character he'l be fine.

Shisen Kopf
03-11-2014, 10:13 PM
You are super bitter. How long have you been talking wrestling on the internet?

He hates Tatanka. He has hatred in his heart.

AMAZON WARLORD
03-11-2014, 10:14 PM
Who are all the likable faces that stayed popular for long periods of time?

AMAZON WARLORD
03-11-2014, 10:16 PM
Terry Funk? Tommy Dreamer on a small scale. DDP in WCW. Mankind.

The Dastardly One
03-11-2014, 10:28 PM
the great thing about DDP and Mankind is that shit was completely organic and the companies never really got their greasy mits on them.

The Midnight Gertner
03-11-2014, 11:24 PM
Hogan was loved for a long friggen time. Even when he turned heel he was basically getting face cheers.

The Dastardly One
03-11-2014, 11:36 PM
But the Hulkster kind of found himself organically as well. Not like Vince McMahon created the character. Was it Verne who created "the incredible" Hulk Hogan, or did Hogan come up with it on his own?

Wishbone
03-12-2014, 12:08 AM
Heres the thing for me Bryan has one thing I don't think Punk or Cena have he's sympathetic Punks too cocky and Cenas a superhero,in the long run if they can maintain that aspect of Bryans character he'l be fine.

Pretty much this ^

Keep Bryan... well, Bryan. If they do that he'll continue to be popular. Everyone's jumping on the "it's a fad" bandwagon as of late, and I don't buy it. I can't honestly remember the last time someone has managed to elicit the kind of reactions Bryan does from the audience. If he wins the title at 'mania we'll probably hear one of the loudest pops in the last decade, if not more.

Stone Cold was so popular because he represented the rebellious nature of the "average Joe" while also playing into what was popular at the time. Bryan is doing that now. Honestly I don't think the beer swilling bad ass would catch on with today's wrestling fan, or even today's mainstream audiences. There is a place for it, but it's not the same world it was in 1998.

A little guy with big dreams who eats healthy and is essentially a giant dork is exactly what today's audiences want. Look at the success that "nerdy" programming has had in today's world. That alone should show you why Bryan is so popular. It's the same reason people tend to like Spider-Man more than Superman.

The Midnight Gertner
03-12-2014, 02:11 AM
But the Hulkster kind of found himself organically as well. Not like Vince McMahon created the character. Was it Verne who created "the incredible" Hulk Hogan, or did Hogan come up with it on his own?

Yeah "The Incredible" Hulk Hogan was a Verne thing, although Hogan saw the value in merchandise and the promotion of the character. Made his own t-shirts and stuff. Pretty ahead of its time.

Vince just took the character and made it more patriotic which made sense considering Shieky baby was the #1 heel.

dingdongyo
03-12-2014, 10:27 PM
if nothing changes, then yes. i think (and hope) everyone does turn on him. his beard looks like shit, his talking is boring and his character feels totally flat. his appeal is that it's easy to chant "yes". and that's it. the way he is pushed... and the way the crowd reacts... it's like wwe and wwe fans are trying to punk each other, and neither wants to be the first to admit it.

if he makes himself more interesting, then great.

parkmania
03-12-2014, 11:48 PM
I still kind of hope to see Bryan get a nice little title run and if WWE notices that his fanbase is dying quickly, they go back to Bray Wyatt's little "Everything that happens from here on is YOUR fault" speech to DB and use that to turn him heel again and bring back the dark blue coveralls.

Noid
03-22-2014, 06:21 AM
I don't think it is a given. Daniel Bryan has surged into popularity a large part due to his ability to tell stories in the ring. This isn't a "WORKRATE > ALL!" point, but rather one of Bryan's ability to envoke sympathies with his presence and ability. His personality is a little larger than, say, Rey Mysterio's, and I think the WWE have surely learned a lesson about how to book a vulnerable World Heavyweight Champion from Rey's run.

JBL used to hit the nail on the head with Rey Mysterio "He's not an underdog! He's the World Heavyweight Champion!" The WWE best remember that when Bryan wins the title. I'm looking forward to a reign of decent length for Bryan. I'm looking forward to seeing him get victories against Randy Orton, Batista, John Cena and Triple H in his reign. I'm also hoping that if we get another outside WrestleMania match from Undertaker, he gets into the ring with Bryan and tests him as champion. Bryan beating Taker would be huge for him, even if it's not at WrestleMania.

I'm not sure if they go with Bray Wyatt or Brock Lesnar as the guy to beat Bryan, but I could see either winning the title off him. If Kurt Angle looks to get back into the WWE when his TNA contract expires, I could see Angle very quickly winning the WWE World Title off whoever is champion, holding it until WrestleMania 31, where he drops it to the 2015 Royal Rumble Winner, Daniel Bryan.

Noid
03-22-2014, 06:21 AM
Imagine if Daniel Bryan won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and revealed he was a puppet for Bray Wyatt all along, and he just handed the titles over to Wyatt on RAW.

#1-wwf-fan
03-22-2014, 06:38 AM
Heres the thing for me Bryan has one thing I don't think Punk or Cena have he's sympathetic Punks too cocky and Cenas a superhero,in the long run if they can maintain that aspect of Bryans character he'l be fine.

There's only so far a main eventer can go on sympathy though week in, week out. Eventually he's gotta start overcoming the odds more often than not to justify his spot on the card. Hard to draw sympathy if you're having success.

parkmania
03-22-2014, 08:30 AM
Imagine if Daniel Bryan won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and revealed he was a puppet for Bray Wyatt all along, and he just handed the titles over to Wyatt on RAW.

I still kind of hope to see Bryan get a nice little title run and if WWE notices that his fanbase is dying quickly, they go back to Bray Wyatt's little "Everything that happens from here on is YOUR fault" speech to DB and use that to turn him heel again and bring back the dark blue coveralls.

I can imagine it real good.

Bobholly138
03-22-2014, 08:56 AM
I can see it happening. Already on various forums I see people turning on him. I think a big part of that is they are tired of all the bitching about how Bryan is being "buried". I know that while I like him I am very tired of a huge part of the IWC bitching about him being "buried" all the time. They bitch cause all the WWE was giving them was short term storylines. Now they are a getting a nice long one and they bitch.

TLDR fuck the majority of the IWC. Whiny bastards that refuse to understand they makeu p at the most 10% of the WWE audience.

MoFo
03-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Same situation as Cena in 2004/5 IMO, everybody likes him as the underdog but when he gets to be the main guy and the show is revolving around him it's not cool to like him anymor.

snakeboss
03-23-2014, 05:46 PM
Judging from looking at wrestling message boards, I'm saying the ratio of Daniel Bryan fans vs Daniel Bryan haters seems to be 70:30, hopefully these idiots don't ruin a great Wrestlemania by booing Bryan. Then again, it could be just a small part of the IWC, the haters are always the most vocal.

#1-wwf-fan
03-23-2014, 05:50 PM
Judging from looking at wrestling message boards, I'm saying the ratio of Daniel Bryan fans vs Daniel Bryan haters seems to be 70:30, hopefully these idiots don't ruin a great Wrestlemania by booing Bryan.

lol come on.

#1-wwf-fan
03-23-2014, 05:51 PM
"Some of the crowd is booing a guy a like. WrestleMania... RUINED."

SlickyTrickyDamon
03-23-2014, 05:51 PM
More like 99.99 to .01 with a .01 margin of error.

snakeboss
03-23-2014, 05:58 PM
lol come on.

Haha you never know! Just have an idea of the perfect wrestlemania in my head and you always worry that WWE/fans will interfere and mess things up.

#1-wwf-fan
03-23-2014, 06:01 PM
Which you should be used to. The number one face in the company gets booed constantly. Do those "idiots" ruin every show for you?

Shadrick
03-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Fan is so condescending. He's got it down to a science.

snakeboss
03-23-2014, 06:54 PM
Which you should be used to. The number one face in the company gets booed constantly. Do those "idiots" ruin every show for you?

Nah, and "idiots" is a little strong, I'll admit that. People boo Cena through genuine reasons, he's been on top for 9 years, never loses and hasn't changed his character since 2005. In my opinion, people dislike Bryan because it's the cool thing to do now, as soon as WWE gets behind him, they start to turn on him. Bryan has only been back in the main storylines for about a month or so, so it would ruin it for me that people start to turn on him before he gets a real shot.

I personally just can't see why people would hate Bryan, he's paid his dues, he can wrestle and he's only been in the main event spot for 8 months. I just consider it a shame that fans will turn on him because it'll soon be the "in" thing to do.

SlickyTrickyDamon
03-23-2014, 06:56 PM
Which you should be used to. The number one face in the company gets booed constantly. Do those "idiots" ruin every show for you?

I would say DB is currently the number one face in the company not John Chaina.

#1-wwf-fan
03-23-2014, 07:23 PM
Fan is so condescending. He's got it down to a science.

Nope, it was a valid gripe actually. And it was addressed. I will take that as a compliment though.

I mean... lol :roll:

#1-wwf-fan
03-23-2014, 07:30 PM
In my opinion, people dislike Bryan because it's the cool thing to do now, as soon as WWE gets behind him, they start to turn on him. Bryan has only been back in the main storylines for about a month or so, so it would ruin it for me that people start to turn on him before he gets a real shot.

I personally just can't see why people would hate Bryan, he's paid his dues, he can wrestle and he's only been in the main event spot for 8 months. I just consider it a shame that fans will turn on him because it'll soon be the "in" thing to do.

If people don't like him, they don't like him. For whatever reason. I personally like Bryan a lot but hate him as a WrestleMania headliner and think everyone who desperately wants him to be one really should just watch more ROH where guys like him are always viable main eventers and less WWE where appeal outside of the IWC is important.

I don't know if I would go so far as to boo him as opposed to just being non-responsive toward him. But I can definitely see why people would. And it's not just because "Oh, he's perfect so it MUST be people just trying to go against the grain."