Daniel Bryan Joins The Wyatt Family

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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.

What do you think this means for Daniel Bryan? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Topics: Daniel Bryan, The Wyatt Family, WWE

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  • Nick Lanphear

    I disagree about this not being able to help Bryan. Why not have Bryan join the family, Bray creates his monster, and unleashes him on Cena, who we are assuming will leave Royal Rumble champ. Gives you a new heel to take on Cena for the belt at Wrestlemania. Maybe cause I grew up during the Attitude Era, but I think that adding this new element to his character will do great things.

    • Mike Smith

      I didn’t think Cena was going to win because he doesn’t have a good
      heel challenger other than Orton, but you bring up an interesting point
      with Bryan as the potential heel challenger.

      I still think it takes away from Bryan’s moment though. The moment
      for Bryan would have been winning the title at WrestleMania on his own,
      without the help of The Wyatt Family.

      I’m a huge Daniel Bryan fan and I want him to win the title, but I
      want him on the top turnbuckle afterwards, pointing his fingers in the
      air, and screaming “Yes!” with 80,000 people. I don’t want to see him
      mindlessly walking off, under the spell of Bray.

  • Cristrofer Medina

    Bryan is going to pull it of maybe and screw the wyatts

    • Mike Smith

      Honestly, I kind of like that line of thinking, but I don’t want
      Bryan messing around with The Wyatt Family anymore. They’re very
      popular, and Bray Wyatt is going to be a star someday, and I think Luke
      Harper has a lot of potential as well. However, Bryan took a clear step
      down here when he entered this feud, and he looked even worse when CM
      Punk just abandoned him to go against The Shield.

      I like Bryan and The Wyatt Family a lot, I just think their time together should have come to an end already.

      I hope WWE proves me wrong.

  • Sakib

    Honestly I think that Daniel Bryan is just messing around with the Wyatt s just to escape from the beating he has been facing from the couple of months…. However Daniel Bryan is not that kind of wrestler who will be afraid by those people….

    • Mike Smith

      The idea of him fooling the Wyatts is pretty popular right now.
      Personally, I don’t like it, because I think he comes off as a coward. Although I will say, I think there’s a way he could pull it off.

      I think the best way for that to happen is if they all enter the Royal
      Rumble and make it down to the final four. When Harper and Rowan
      eliminate themselves, Bryan dekes them, and then eliminates Bray, thus
      winning the Rumble. He chants “Yes!” with the crowd for the first time
      in weeks, and this way he looks like a genius, rather than a coward.

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  • Mike Arienti

    Remember the dissention in WWECW’s New Breed when CM Punk joined? It tore them apart because nobody’s ego wanted him in control. Bryan will probably “help” the Wyatt Family implode from the inside.

    • Mike Smith

      That’s an interesting idea, I just think the way The Wyatt Family is structured it won’t happen. The whole idea is that they are brain washed, and Bray Wyatt has full control.

      I think, as I said in a previous comment, it’s possible Bryan fakes it, but the only good way to sell that is if he turns on them in the Royal Rumble, eliminating Bray, after Harper and Rowan eliminate themselves at the end, thus giving Bryan the win and the title shot at WrestleMania XXX.

    • Mike Smith

      You may have been right on the money with this one after all.

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