Daniel Bryan was featured in the main event of Raw again this past Monday. This time he would face off with Luke Harper. If he beat Harper, he could try his hand with Erick Rowan. If he could take care of those two, he could go one-on-one with Bray Wyatt.
In these matches, Bryan did what Bryan does, he had two really good matches with Harper and Rowan, knocking off both big men. After his match with Rowan, Rowan started to attack Bryan, but Harper stopped him.
Bray climbed in the ring and teased an attack on the goat-faced Superstar, but let him be. However, once the referee rang the bell, Wyatt watched as his two henchmen attacked Bryan causing a DQ. Wyatt began to reprimand Bryan for not seeing the light and joining his family, when, out of nowhere, Bryan did.
Before the show was over, Bryan teased a quick change of heart, but nothing came of it, and he walked off with his new family.
I never expected Bryan to give into Wyatt’s recruitment. I was honestly stunned by this turn of events, and I was pleased by that.
My problem with this comes later on. This will be a huge benefit to the three members of The Wyatt Family, participating in tag team matches with Bryan can only help. But for Bryan, this shouldn’t hurt him, but it’s hard to see how it would help.
The Wyatt Family is on the rise, but no matter what happens in the rest of their time together, Bray Wyatt is going to be the one who gets the most out of it. Bryan has been a world champion three times in WWE, and he has still not reached his peak.
This is the spot that Kane should have been in months ago, after SummerSlam, because Kane is at the point in his career where he should be putting people over. Bryan is not there yet.
This would appear to take Bryan out of the title picture for a lot longer than originally anticipated, which is the last thing fans of the “Yes” man wanted.
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