Daniel BryanBryan Lloyd Danielson
- Birthdate: 05/22/1981 (age 35)
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 210 Ib
In WWE, Danielson is a four-time world champion...
A lot of recent rumors claim that one of the plans for a big main event at this year's WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view is a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar.
That's a horrible idea.
What can be gained from such a match? As I see it, there's way more negatives than positives if they pull the trigger on booking that particular program.
Brock Lesnar is coming off his match against Undertaker where he was the first man to ever break his legendary undefeated WrestleMania streak. Lesnar -- according to reports -- is not scheduled to compete in a WWE ring again until SummerSlam. If he were to lose the first match he has after ending such a historical record, it would have all been for nothing.
On the flip-side of that coin, Daniel Bryan finally had his big "moment" at WrestleMania XXX. After years of struggling to rise up the ranks, and the last several months seeing a huge rally of support from the fans, he finally won the big one. I wrote a piece shortly after that predicting that despite giving Bryan the strap, it was really just a case of WWE telling Bryan -- and the fans -- "fine, here you go, now shut up already!" as opposed to actually "going with him" and "putting the machine behind him."
My basic point here, much like my point about Lesnar, is that if Bryan loses his first significant, high-profile match after "finally winning the big one," then it too in the long run was a total waste of time.
I say keep Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar as far apart as possible, and if you can hold off for a while, try and do a slow build with teases here and there, and then finally cash it in at WrestleMania next year.
Unfortunately, if the rumors are true, WWE is going to hot-shot it at their big summer event, meaning someone is losing a lot of built-up momentum almost immediately.
As I always do, I'd like to ask you guys a question which you can answer by leaving a comment directly below: If WWE actually does go with Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, who should get the victory in that match? Which guy can afford a loss without it affecting them the most? Let me know below!
Additionally, you can follow me on Twitter @MBoone420 or at Facebook.com/MattBooneWZR.