How The WWE Is The HEEL Working US. Bryan/Punk WrestleMania XXX Speculation.
by, 01-29-2014 at 11:02 PM (4162 Views)
Let's take a second to think about how angry we were that Daniel Bryan wasn't in the Royal Rumble.
Let's take a second to think about how angry we were when Batista won the Royal Rumble.
Now let's take a second to think about how upset we are that the voice of the voiceless, CM Punk, appears to be leaving the WWE because of his displeasure with the company's direction.
Angry? Feel slighted? GOOD. Then the WWE has you right where they want you.
Let's face it. For as much as we bitch and moan about the product, there is no way we are going to abandon it this close to WrestleMania XXX. We're not turning the channel, no matter how bad it seems. And the WWE knows we won't. So let's give the WWE the benefit of the doubt and assume they actually have a plan for the end game. And that plan involves working US, the WWE Universe.
I was at Pittsburgh on Sunday night for the Royal Rumble. I hate to admit it, but Pittsburgh hasn't always been considered one of the great wrestling cities, because we have had some lackluster crowds in the past. But did you hear that crowd on Sunday night? We were RABID. On Sunday night, the fans in Pittsburgh spoke for the entire WWE Universe when we let the powers that be know that we were not satisfied with the bone they threw to us. The Rumble will be remembered as a disappointing event because the WWE Universe didn't get what we wanted...but it will truly be memorable because we let it be known, loud and clear, that we were not happy. On Sunday night, the WWE turned heel on the WWE Universe.
Flash forward to today, Wednesday January 29, 2014, when news breaks that CM Punk has left the WWE. Why? For the same reason that we, the WWE Universe, have been mad as hell since Sunday night; because the WWE continues to screw with us. The Voice of the Voiceless himself takes action to remove himself from the establishment that continues to slap him...and us...in the face. And what is the result of the news of Punk's departure? The wrestling world is abuzz. What could possibly happen next to upset or anger the WWE Universe?
How about Daniel Bryan getting fired?
Ok. Breathe. Let's remind ourselves that wrestling IS a work. What if this is ALL a work? Assuming this IS all a grandiose work, let me entertain you with this scenario:
CM Punk has "quit" the WWE. In an attempt to devalue CM Punk…and further infuriate the WWE Universe…the WWE will continue business as usual over the next few weeks, without even acknowledging the departure of Punk. However, the fans will be vocal. Chants of “CM Punk” will fill arenas during matches on RAW and the Elimination Chamber. During this time, the WWE will also continue to torment us by underutilizing Daniel Bryan, culminating with a potential screw job at the Elimination Chamber. When D-Bry ends up venting his frustration in a fiery, pipe-bomb laced promo directed at HHH and the rest of the WWE, Triple H will “FIRE” him on the Raw the night after the Elimination Chamber.
WWE television during the month before WrestleMania will be tense. The fans will be bloodthirsty. With both Daniel Bryan and CM Punk out of the picture and off of television, the WWE will book and promote WrestleMania with the matches THEY want us to see. That being said, the possibility of potential matches (sans Daniel Bryan & CM Punk) are actually quite good. Let’s just assume Batista vs. Orton, Brock vs. Taker, Cena vs. Wyatt etc. Not a bad card. But not all are sold.
During this time, WWE Legends who have been vocal about the use of Bryan and Punk, namely Mick Foley and Stone Cold Steve Austin begin commenting, whether on television or social media, about how much better WM could be if Punk or Bryan were still with the company. Remember, Foley and Austin were the anti-establishment heroes during the Attitude Era much like Bryan and Punk are today. Regardless, the WWE ignores them, us and anyone else who mentions Punk or Bryan. The matches are set for WrestleMania while Punk and Bryan are sitting at home.
April 6, 2014. WrestleMania 30 is finally here. A grandiose event celebrating 30 years of WrestleMania. The matches go on without a hitch and the WWE successfully delivers THEIR WrestleMania. Orton and Batista compete in the Championship Match as the Main Event, Batista wins, fireworks explode and the WWE commentators prepare to sign-off when…
Daniel Bryan “crashes” WrestleMania after the Main Event.
Furious, Bryan comes to the ring in his gear, grabs a mic and begins a tirade against the entire WWE and Triple H about how he hasn’t been the only one screwed over the last year, but so has the WWE Universe. The crowd in New Orleans erupts with “Yes!” chants. He issues an open challenge to anyone, including Triple H, right there in the Superdome. As he waits for an answer, “Yes!“ chants continue to fill the dome. Until…
Cult of Personality hits.
The crowd pops HUGE. Punk enters the ring, also in his gear. The two have a brief stare down, followed by a brotherly embrace. Punk takes off his hoodie and Bryan takes off his shirt. The two are ready to go! This can’t actually be happening, can it?
Triple H’s music hits. In a panic, HHH comes to the ring with an army of security guards in an attempt to get Bryan and Punk to leave. Bryan and Punk demand a referee, which Triple H denies them. Bryan and Punk stand their ground. A few security guards climb the apron, preparing to go into the ring when…
Mick Foley’s music hits. Foley comes out and defiantly tells HHH that THIS is the match the Universe wants and this is the match the Universe is going to get. Foley tells HHH he will be more than happy to referee the match himself and puts on his crude referee shirt. Triple H continues to refuse and even threatens Foley with physical harm, when…
Glass breaks. Enter Stone Cold Steve Austin…followed by half of the WWE locker room.
Austin leads an assault of WWE talent against HHH’s security guards which eventually scatters to the back. Now its just HHH and Stone Cold outside the ring, while Foley stands in the ring with Punk and Bryan. Tensions are heavy between Austin and HHH, when HHH ultimately concedes and retreats to the back. Austin leaves the ring to the applause of the fans in New Orleans.
The focus is now back on the gladiators in the ring. Bryan in one corner, Punk in the other. The distractions are gone. The authority has retreated. The realization sets in with the fans in the Superdome. THIS IS HAPPENING. Foley rings the bell.
As expected, Daniel Bryan and CM Punk steal the show in a 20-30 minute WrestleMania classic. But who wins in the end?