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Who should Bryan face at Wrestlemania?

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I'd rather he be in the MITB than facing guys like DiBiase & Tyson, at that point we're just begging for a title defense at the ppv.

him vs. either guy is barely ppv worthy, let alone WM worthy.
Well, I agree that neither match there is Wrestlemania-worthy. They'd need somebody of at least decent stature to go up against Bryan at Wrestlemania. Besides, they've worn out the DiBiase/Bryan match-up, that's not happening at Wrestlemania unless they're really stupid. Oh, wait. But, seriously--and they've made Tyson Kidd into a joke ever since they appeared willing to push him a while back.

Of the people on the active roster, which obviously precludes Jericho, my favorite picks would be William Regal or Jack Swagger. But at the rate the Raw writers are going, Sheamus will be at US Championship level in three weeks, maybe even him and Morrison with Bryan like Mister Hands says.
 

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Well, I agree that neither match there is Wrestlemania-worthy. They'd need somebody of at least decent stature to go up against Bryan at Wrestlemania. Besides, they've worn out the DiBiase/Bryan match-up, that's not happening at Wrestlemania unless they're really stupid. Oh, wait. But, seriously--and they've made Tyson Kidd into a joke ever since they appeared willing to push him a while back.

Of the people on the active roster, which obviously precludes Jericho, my favorite picks would be William Regal or Jack Swagger. But at the rate the Raw writers are going, Sheamus will be at US Championship level in three weeks, maybe even him and Morrison with Bryan like Mister Hands says.
Jack Swagger would be an awesome choice if they'd give him the IC belt before WM. Giving Kofi the MITB would make so much sense at that point.

IDEA STORM: US vs IC belt match, fought to a 15-minute time limit draw because neither man wants to lose their brand's belt. Not sure if a non-finish is a good idea at WM, but it'd make each title look damn important.
 

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I don't know if they'll have MITB at Wrestlemania this year. They already have a PPV that features two of them. I think it's time as passed, and hopefully it is retired as a Wrestlemania past time.

Anyway, as long as Daniel is given 12 minutes or so I'm going to be happy.

Assuming that Cena, Randy, Miz & Jericho are off limits - I'll probably go with John Morrison in a face vs face match. Morrison is hotter than Danielson, and it would be a big deal if Daniel could defend it against Jomo. Not only that but it would totally steal the show.

If he had to fight a heel, I suppose Regal would be good. It's hard to picture it because Regal is rarely featured on television.

Smackdown would have a lot more people for him to fight. But it would be a bit of an ass pule for any Smackdown guys to crossover just to fight him. Maybe he could face who ever the IC holder is.
 

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Jerry Lawler keeps mentioning having a match at Wrestlemania so I could see Daniel Bryan tagging up with Jerry Lawler to face Alex Riley and Michael Cole which also makes sense when you think of the history they all have together. If not that he'll be in the MITB match unless there isn't one this year which would be a good idea actually with the ppv not too far away. When I was picking out my card a few months back I thought Daniel Bryan or The Miz but not anymore. I'm not sure what they'll do with Morrison so that's possible to if they do some sort of triple threat match for the US title or both mid card belts.
 

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Jack Swagger would be an awesome choice if they'd give him the IC belt before WM. Giving Kofi the MITB would make so much sense at that point.

IDEA STORM: US vs IC belt match, fought to a 15-minute time limit draw because neither man wants to lose their brand's belt. Not sure if a non-finish is a good idea at WM, but it'd make each title look damn important.
My original idea for a solid month or much longer now has been Swagger vs. Bryan as the opener of the show, IC vs. US Champion, and I'd been drifting away from it because they seem so reluctant to continue the Swagger/Kofi feud from last month right now. Have Kofi drop the belt to Swagger ASAP (Del Rio can be the man responsible), have Del Rio go over Kofi at EC, book champion vs. champion, Swagger/Bryan, for Wrestlemania, have Kofi at least put on great showing in the MITB match, if not win.

Never thought up the time limit draw idea, though. :shocked: :)
 

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My original idea for a solid month or much longer now has been Swagger vs. Bryan as the opener of the show, IC vs. US Champion, and I'd been drifting away from it because they seem so reluctant to continue the Swagger/Kofi feud from last month right now. Have Kofi drop the belt to Swagger ASAP (Del Rio can be the man responsible), have Del Rio go over Kofi at EC, book champion vs. champion, Swagger/Bryan, for Wrestlemania, have Kofi at least put on great showing in the MITB match, if not win.

Never thought up the time limit draw idea, though. :shocked: :)
It seems more unlikely than ever given this week's Smackdown spoilers. :(
 

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I would love to see Bryan vs. Bourne to open the show for the US Title. The match would be absolutly top notch and would get the crowd super fired up. But he will probably end up being tossed in MITB and just job in it...

Anyway, I just hope Jericho is back in time for Wrestlemania 28 next year and can have an angle with Bryan. I am sure Jericho would love to put over Bryan on the grandest stage of them all. Possibly a submission match?
 

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Regardless of who he faces, he should be OPENING THE SHOW and be well away from a MITB match.

I like the idea of Swagger v Bryan, 15min, opening the show, title v title. It free's up Kofi and Morrison for their usual crazy spots in the MITB. Everyones a winner!
 

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I would like to see him face Jack Swagger. These two are too skilled to be wasted in a spot match like MITB.
 

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I hope they let him in the open the show with a match against the IC champion from SD, whoever that may be.

I just really hope that he gets a chance to have a singles match at the show as I will be looking forward to that as much as almost any other match they have. The last time I saw the guy wrestle live was at an indy show in the old ECW Arena, flashing forward less than a year and seeing him wrestle at Wrestlemania would be very cool.
 

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As amazing it would be to have Bryan vs. Morrison, Bourne, or Mysterio, I think Bryan needs to be built up better as a babyface before he starts losing heat to any high-fliers, which he would. Any one of those three matches would be AMAZING, and could possibly lead to a a heel turn (which he's actually pretty good at).

But if they're going to keep him as a face and just go for some serious work-rate, my pick goes to Swagger. They've never faced each other on ppv, they had that one little match on Old School Raw which shows they'll have chemistry, and it could go either way and neither would be hurt by the loss.

That's why I wouldn't choose Regal. The mark in me knows it would be an amazing match, but it's so obvious Bryan would and should win, Regal winning would be a huge step back, so why book something like for WM.

My pick is Swagger for the US Title or to unify the US and IC Titles. As someone else said, the built-in story with Swagger going for the title is too perfect.
 

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Hoping for Regal. Regal's wrapping up his in-ring career, it's been made clear by WWE that Regal trained him, and Regal could give him a great rub.
 

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What a waste that would be, though. Bryan needs a singles wrestling match at Wrestlemania (or at least a match that is over his championship even if it's a triple threat/fatal fourway or something like that) and WWE creative needs to remind us that he's the United States Champion. It's Miz as US Champion all over again, except with better matches, sillier storylines and almost no promos. Yeah, never mind.
What about a 4-way?

Title Unification Match
Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Jack Swagger
Plus;

WITH ROCK;
Rock vs Cena
Miz vs. Morrison
Del Rio vs. Edge (vs. Ziggler)
Taker vs. HHH w/ HBK
Rey vs. Cody
MITB
TAG TITLE
DIVA

WITHOUT ROCK
Cena vs Miz
Del Rio vs. Edge (vs. Christian/Ziggler?)
Taker vs. HHH w/ HBK
Rey vs. Cody
Sheamus vs. Morrison
MITB
TAG TITLE
DIVA
 

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What about a 4-way?

Title Unification Match
Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Jack Swagger
Plus;

WITH ROCK;
Rock vs Cena
Miz vs. Morrison
Del Rio vs. Edge (vs. Ziggler)
Taker vs. HHH w/ HBK
Rey vs. Cody
MITB
TAG TITLE
DIVA

WITHOUT ROCK
Cena vs Miz
Del Rio vs. Edge (vs. Christian/Ziggler?)
Taker vs. HHH w/ HBK
Rey vs. Cody
Sheamus vs. Morrison
MITB
TAG TITLE
DIVA
All very possible, honestly. (Though Ziggler/Christian aren't going to be thrown into the WHC match at Wrestlemania, their most probable destination is MITB.)

I most want to see Swagger/Bryan to open up the show and be given at least 12, maybe even 15 minutes, though.
 
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