It was a reaction over two years in the making. From the World Title run, to the 17-second WrestleMania match, to the wedding angle, and Team Hell No, Daniel Bryan had run through the gamut of the WWE card. His most recent storyline positioned him under the wing of Bray Wyatt and the rest of the Wyatt Family. The alleged heel turn, which involved subdued emotions and a janitors uniform, was widely panned as most of internet fans interpreted the move as a means to deflect the momentum that Bryans character had been building.
However, in the main event of Raw this past Monday, at 11:04 PM Eastern Standard Time and following a Steel Cage Match loss to the Usos, Daniel Bryan countered an attempted punishment from Bray Wyatt and stood have-to-face with his suppressor. The fate of Daniel Bryans worth was on the line as both men remained still in the moment, allowing the crowd to soak in the importance of the next move. By 11:07 PM, the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island came unglued as they chanted Yes, Yes, Yes in perfect unison to an orchestra conductor that sat proudly atop a cage. Keith Lockhart doesnt command the Boston Pops as beautifully as Daniel Bryan did the fans of WWE.
The question that lingers about Daniel Bryans success is how is he so over? What is it about him that makes the former American Dragon the most popular babyface in the WWE?
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Nick Boisseau is a feature writer and poet, currently existing on the fringe of academia. He holds a B.S. in History and is a graduate of the September 2006 class of Storm Wrestling Academy.