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post #147 of (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 07:17 PM
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Re: Daniel Bryan is the best.

Originally Posted by Alkomesh2 View Post
1. The anger management skits with Kane and D'Bry got old eventually but they had some amazing moments to begin with, if you didn't find Kane retelling his life story funny then... I mean dunno, that was probably the funniest thing I've seen in WWE for a long time. The humour was supposed to be that its funny to see the crazy characters of the WWE in a more normal everyday context, I mean the very concept of a monster who can create fire having to go through anger management seems kinda funny on its face, guess thats not your type of humour but I don't see you can't see how that could be funny to others.

2. D'Bry's current character is a bit silly, its meant to be to appeal to kids, not his choice I'm sure just an unfortunate bi-product of WWE's increased focus towards children.

3. D'Bry has already far surpassed Kurt Angle by so much it isn't even funny, Kurt is awesome and all, but D'Bry is just a step above thanks to his understanding of in ring physiology and ability to tell a compelling story between the ropes and I just don't understand how you can deny that D'Bry is charismatic as hell, he got over huge while the WWE were trying to bury him. Unlike Cena he wasn't just booked on top until people liked (little kids like winners) him he got himself over through charisma, talent and a hell of a lot of hard work.
I agree with the poster who said everybody has different tastes. How much greater is Sir Lawrenece Olivier as Richard III than Marlon Brando's performance as Don Vito Corleone? Is DeNiro that much better than Pacino?

I've been watching wrestling since 1987 and I'm in my mid-30s now. To me, there will probably never be anybody better in the ring than Chris Benoit, although Eddie Guerrero's matches are way more entertaining for me as I continue to age. Other than those two, Kurt Angle in his absolute prime was unbelievable. And people with different tastes will disagree with me.

It's not fair to Daniel Bryan to say that he's already far better than Angle, a guy who is arguably THE greatest shoot wrestler of all time in addition to being one of the greatest professional wrestlers that ever lived. And I'm a huge Daniel Bryan fan. I believe he has "it" and that the audience in whole generally loves him.

If Daniel Bryan eventually turns into some version of Bryan Danielson (a.k.a., ECW Taz meets Chris Benoit), he'll be a foundational piece for years to come. I'm convinced that time will come after Hell No runs its course. I don't think he'll ever be a Cena in terms of being the face of the company, but he can absolutely be an Edge in that aspect.

I generally believe professional wrestlers in the WWE hit their absolute primes between the ages of 35 and 42 years old. I am convinced that Daniel Bryan in his absolute prime will be almost universally hailed as the best wrestler in the world and as one of the all-time greats. But he's nowhere near his absolute prime as of right now.
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