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Well, they are 37 and 38 and no much well known in front non- marky crowds.

I doubt they would ever emulate something close to Bryan/Punk succes.
On one hand I hear what you are saying. The age being biggest issue. But could the rest have been said about Punk and Bryan before coming to WWE? I could see Aries being the new Punk with his attitude (story wise) and AJ being the Bryan do his great wrestling but lack of great charisma.

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Well there's still K.o.
Not anymore. Dude has lost two Ziggler twice in two weeks. He is done for now.

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True, but I'm optimistic that Nakamura will be the first to actually break that barrier on talent alone. Let's just hope Triple H protects him and convience Vince not to completely bury him when he gets to the main roster. They're doing good so far with Styles despite him being a "TNA guy" so why not Nak? s:
HHH can't protect him. Look at what's happening to Owens who HHH is supposedly a huge fan of.
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It's really sad and to say that they actually never got the run of the place is sort of fair. Bryan never got that Rumble win, and Punk never got the Wrestlemania main event.

It's really sad to think those moments will never happen :'(
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Re: So the Punk/Bryan era is officially over.

When I came back from my WWE break (2008-2011), I thought to myself "Wow. Punk and Bryan are so freaking fun to watch. I'm gonna keep watching for a few weeks."

They made me become a fan again.

"Summer of Punk" got me hooked for good and Daniel Bryan's arrogance as the selfish Heavyweight champion made me stay. I remember browsing internet forums to read more about this Summer of Punk thing, whether he was really leaving or not. How could they let him toy with the title this way. I remember laughing my ass off whenever Bryan would angrily yell YES! in the face of his opponents and brag about being a Heavyweight champion.

Those were awesome times.

Now, both are gone. And I feel really nostalgic. And sad.



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The two guys responsible for re-igniting my love for wrasslin are now gone...

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Sorry but both were, and still are, highly overrated. Especially Bryan.
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Yes, two great wrestlers gone. But the WWE has existed just perfectly fine before them and will continue to be after them.

Welcome to the Rollins/Ambrose era.
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I remember about 5 or 6 years ago, believing they could be the next Austin/Rock of sorts, for a different generation. In many ways they both over-achieved given WWE's typical protoype, and they both achieved their dreams. Obviously they didn't reach Austin/Rock levels, but I felt their popularity in general would serve them both well, and it obviously did.

Because of their size/look, they had to break more barriers than most. And even in the last 5 or 6 years, the industry has become so much more exposed than ever and WWE became much more orientated towards the Cena/Orton push, and a lot of fans didn't and still don't like it. For a long time the WWE didn't really understand the organic appeal that Punk or Bryan had for a large amount of people.

Natural popularity took it's course, Punk got to achieve 434 days and Bryan got to achieve winning WM30. Shame that time took its toll and we never got to see that dream Wrestlemania main event between Punk and Bryan. I do feel that if WWE had been quicker off the mark, we could have seen it. Then again, the fact that WWE were very slow off the mark with both of them probably only added to Punk and Bryan's popularity in the eyes of the fans.

At least we are left with great memories of them both individually, and some great work of theirs together, both in WWE and in various other promotions. They have a hefty back catalogue that I'm looking forward to going through.

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When you say 'PG Era' to me when I'm older those are the two that'll come to mind. Those are the two that I got invested for, those are the two that made a very dull show fun, and now that they're gone I have no reason to watch.

They really really have something with Owens and Sami but they're not fucking using them.
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THIS!!!!

I stopped watching in fucking 2000!!!!!

Punk made me come back 12 years later and Bryan made me stay.
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No one, for the first time in my life there is no one in the main roster I give two shits about.

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