No shocker it's getting praised. Daniel Bryan can have a great match with Hornswoggle or one of the divas.
Not to mention, he's been trained by Regal and HBK, both who have put him over verbally (so have Bret, Ross, Jericho and other legends) and are good friends with HHH, and he has a great attitude. There's no reason why he shouldn't be one of their top guys.
A bit off topic but I played WW'13 recently, I interfered in a match between Kofi and HHH and accidently hit Trips with my finisher instead of Kofi. I went from the Raw roster to wrestling Brodus on Superstars. Gotta admit the game is pretty accurate...bastard buried me on my own game.
Very good match, great psychology from Bryan working on Ryback's left leg with the kicks. which Ryback sold well, could have maybe done with 1 more counter from Bryan in the ending sequence though for a more exciting "out of nowhere" type finish.
Just watched it and it's definitely not his best match to date.
Both matches he had with Cesaro that didn't end in countouts were better.
Bryan just kicked for 90% of his offense too, so I wouldn't say he carried the match either. But was one of Ryback's better matches since it wasn't just a squash. Every match he has that isn't usually is good.
One of the greatest ring presences ever. Rest in peace champ.