WWE SmackDown Must Transition Daniel Bryan From General Manager To Wrestler
March 28, 2018 - WWE
WWE SmackDown is one step divided from carrying Daniel Bryan be a face of a brand.
Last week, WWE repelled a wrestling universe when it announced that Bryan had been medically cleared to combat again. That noted a finish of a prolonged tour as Bryan attempted to get a immature light to contest inside a squared round for a initial time in 3 years, though ultimately, it began nonetheless another journey, one that should pierce Bryan out of his purpose as SmackDown General Manager and behind to a one where he belongs: WWE superstar.
The Wrestling Observer (h/t WrestlingInc) reports that Bryan is “currently giveaway and transparent to combat as most as WWE wants to use him and as most as he wants to work….Bryan had talked about wanting to work rather a singular schedule, maybe around 60 dates.” That would put Bryan somewhere between part-timer and full-timer, though possibly way, his participation as a wrestler is badly indispensable on SmackDown.
Bryan’s highway behind to a ring will start during WrestleMania 34, where he’ll group adult with Shane McMahon to take on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, and that compare should symbol a finish of his reign as GM. WWE’s mania with carrying management total consistently combat is overplayed and outdated, and with Bryan removing a OK to combat again, there’s no reason to keep him in a purpose that, in storyline, no longer creates clarity for him.
What does make clarity is creation Bryan a No. 1 babyface on a blue brand, generally with rumors present that AJ Styles could shortly be relocating to Raw.
One of a biggest issues plaguing SmackDown given WrestleMania 33 final year is a miss of star energy in comparison to Raw, that has boasted many of a company’s tip stars, including Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar. If there is a man who can assistance revive some change to WWE’s categorical roster, afterwards Bryan is that guy, generally during a time when a hum and fad surrounding his astonishing in-ring lapse might never be higher.
After all, there is clearly a ton of seductiveness in Bryan’s lapse to a ring. The central televised proclamation of his in-ring lapse final week was a large strike on YouTube, generating an impressive 1.7 million views, while his show-closing shred with Owens and Zayn also amassed a ton of views, three million in fact. Bryan’s lapse expected was also a categorical reason because SmackDown viewership, that has struggled mightily during times in 2018, soared to a one-year high for final week’s part featuring his official return.
A integrate of years ago, an hapless set of resources led to Bryan’s wrestling career being temporarily postponed, though it clearly did not harm his popularity. Indeed, it seems that Bryan is only as renouned now as he was before to his final compare in 2015, when he was consistently receiving a loudest throng reactions in all of WWE, those roof-rattling and rough responses that lilliputian those of only about each star in a company.