Sum of All Sports Report

 Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment All in One Place!

  • Toronto Maple Leafs find their Coach….Mike Babcock signs 8yr/50 million
  • Blackhawks edge Ducks in Triple OT….Series tied 1 -1….Who has the advantage?
  • NBA Draft Lottery concludes…Timberwolves notch #1 pick…Who will it be?
  • Ryan Tannehill signs massive extension …6yr/96 million…QB market affected?
  • Automatic Extra Point no more…NFL votes to push back XP to 15yd line…
  • WWE Raw ratings rise…Elimination Chamber exclusive on WWE Network May 31…
  • Kraft drops appeal and accepts punishment…Tom Brady battle ensues…
  • Houston Astros take MLB by storm…Best record in Baseball 24-17…What changed?

Come follow my weekly Sum of All Sports Report to answer these questions and weigh in on the latest news in Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment. Leave your comments below and let your voice be heard…Look for the all new radio show coming later in 2015!!!!!!


bj darden

Bad Blood Bj Darden is an independent wrestler who has wrestled for many different promotions over the years. Darden is currently the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Champion and takes a lot of pride in holding such a historic championship. He known for being a hard worker inside and outside of the wrestling ring. He has aspirations to travel all over the world to wrestle and show everyone what Bad Blood is all about.

By following the Independent Circuit and reading about the wrestlers and their storied careers, I am able to catch up with some of them and conduct an interview from time to time, which allows them to share with us their story. Recently I was able to catch up with Bj Darden and he was gracious enough to put a halt to his busy schedule to discuss his career, future, and accomplishments. This is what he had to say.

When did your pro wrestling career begin?

My Pro Wrestling debut was in 1997 in Montclair Ca.

What federations have you worked for along the way? 

I’ve worked for NWA Oregon, Alpha Omega Wrestling, AIWA, River City Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling Inoki Dojo, AAA, CMLL, FMLL, DMW, DWA Germany, TCW Texas, Crown Wrestling, NWA Blue Collar Wrestling, and a host of others….

How could you explain the life of an independent wrestler?

It’s an adventure to say the least… I spend more time in airports and hotels than I do at home. But honestly, it’s worth all the bumps, broken bones and the loss of free time. The looks of the fans faces after a match makes it all worthwhile.

Do you pay attention to other federations or follow other wrestlers?

I’m friends with a lot of Indy guys and I always like to keep up with what they are doing. I support Indy wrestling on all levels and it’s always good to watch others and learn from what they are doing. I’m a student
of this sport and you learn something new every day.

What would be your dream match? ­

I’d love to work with ACH. He’s an amazing worker and i think we could kill it in the ring.

What would you say is your greatest accomplishment in the sport of professional wrestling?

I’d say winning the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship and making history in the process. The title has a historic background with over 40 years of memories behind it. Guys like Playboy Buddy Rose, Bryan Adams, Matt Bourne and CW Bergstrom paved the way for the Northwest and it’s an honor to hold this title.

What is your most memorable match? ­

I was in an 8 man tag match and i had to face both Devon Dudley and Super Mex Hernandez. . They are amazing guys and I learned a lot from them in that match.

Who are/were some your favorite wrestlers and why?

My favorites were guys like Ric Flair, Curt Hennig and Arn Anderson. I liked Flair because he is the ultimate showman. He is always spot on and he’s the best on the mic; bar none. Curt Hennig always had my interest
because he was by far one of the best in ring performers of all time. Lastly, Arn Anderson is high on my list because he is the best tag team wrestler of all time. He’s a great leader and team player. I urge anyone if you want to learn how to be a great tag team wrestler watch his matches.

What needs to be accomplished in your ­eyes to be able to look back and call yo­ur career a success when it’s all over?

For me it’s knowing that I helped shape the career of another worker. When I started in the business, I was taken under the wing of a veteran who taught me how to treat this business as a business and to always treat it with respect. Yokozuna was a great mentor and I’d like to pay it forward.

If there is one thing I’d like to say in closing it would be this. Wrestling is what saved me. It shaped my life not only in the ring but also out of it. In this business it’s what you put into it that defines you.

***Hopefully you enjoyed this interview and learned some new and interesting things about Bad Blood Bj Darden. I would like to personally thank Bj for taking the time to share with me his stories so I could share them with all of you.

*** Bad Blood Bj Darden can be seen at many promotions such as NWA Blue Collar Wrestling and Alpha Omega Wrestling that is running a two night event called Pride of the Ring, which includes BLK Jeez (CZW Champ) on May 16th thru 17th.

***For more info on Bj Darden please visit https://www.facebook.com/baddblood1313 and Www.prowrestlingtees.com/Rated2G.

***Come follow my sports site fantasysportsaddiction.com and all my editorial articles along with many interesting minds at the eWrestlingnews FB Fan Page…Come join in and let your presence be felt!

 


lana

The chants of Lana can be heard loud and clear all across the WWE universe. Her character is beginning to transform and don’t think the evil genius Mr. McMahon hasn’t noticed.  There has been continuous talk of long term plans to make her the female face of the WWE. Is it too early? Will it work?

Obviously, we are all well aware of what Lana is bringing to the table. But haven’t we been fooled before with so-called wrestlers like Kelly Kelly and Candice Michelle? They both at their respective times were the most attractive women on the roster and used a very provocative style to win over the fan base. The difference with Lana is her image of intelligence, the style of her clothes and overall appearance. Well, if you are only looking at her on screen that is….

There are so many questions that remain unanswered, with one of the most important being, “What happens to Rusev? Rusev’s character was predicated on his thought provoking and highly attractive representative. Is Rusev all of a sudden going to speak clear English and cut a glorious promo?  The two have great chemistry between them and without Lana Rusev is nothing more than a big Russian with greasy hair. Yes he could still be a heel, but without this relationship it will be a hard sell at first.

So what will her role be and when will she turn face? Will it be as a wrestler or a manger of another talent? The other question is, “can she wrestle?” I personally think the Diva division has made great strides over the last several months, but to add another “all looks and know wrestle” diva to the fold could reverse its direction. I know I may get beat up for this, but I think Nikki Bella has come a long way and has held her own in the ring on a consistent basis. We all know how intriguing Paige has become and the NXT future is more than bright, it’s beaming.

I keep thinking why turning Lana right now is a good decision. Is it to get ratings because of the constant drop off on Raw? Does he think the Lana/Rusev gimmick has run dry? I personally think she is perfect in the role as a manager. If the Rusev relationship is running dry, why not pair her with someone like Neville and make her dress a little more provocative. I’m sure that would definitely give the audience a little more of what they want and also let her character build as well.

Whatever the case may be, turning Lana into the female face already seems to be in motion. We are all aware of the awkward waves to the crowd and the predictable early exits ordered from the Bulgarian Brut. I just hope this idea won’t leave us with a Divas champion who can’t wrestle again. Sometimes Vince has brilliant ideas, but tends to rush into them too soon. This could turn out be a complete bust or an upper deck homerun. It all remains to be seen. One thing is for sure though; we all will have a Ravishing Russian to admire on Monday nights for some time to come!

***Come follow my sports site fantasysportsaddiction.com and all my editorial articles along with many interesting minds at the eWrestlingnews FB Fan Page…Come join in and let your presence be felt!


Sum of All Sports Report

 Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment All in One Place!

  • Disaster Strikes for Tom Brady….Deflagrate investigation concluded!
  • NFL Draft is a wrap…..Surprises? Steals?…Will Winston be the answer for the Bucs?
  • Mayweather wins…Was this a staged fight for a rematch? Pacquiao shoulder injury?
  • LeSean McCoy calls Racism on Chip Kelly…Is there proof?
  • Steph Curry wins MVP…Is he the best? Has he taken the torch from LeBron?
  • WWE Raw ratings continue to dip…Is it time to go to a 2hr show?
  • GFW roster finally revealed….Will Jeff Jarret have a product worth following?

Come follow my weekly Sum of All Sports Report to answer these questions and weigh in on the latest news in Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment……Look for the all new radio show coming later in 2015!!!!!!


Sum of All Sports Report

 Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment All in One Place!

  • No Ronda Rousey for WM32…Dana White says No…….
  • Titans Select at #2 Marcus Mariota….Suspense is over. Did Philly make a push?
  • Game 7….Spurs and Clippers do not disappoint…Will they be tired for round 2?
  • Tyson rips Mayweather…..In their prime could Floyd beat Mr. Tyson?
  • Kentucky Derby takes center stage….The fastest 2 mins in sports…Who’s the favorite? Underdog?
  • Denver Broncos make bold move….Move up to get Shane Ray….Will he stay clean?
  • OKC gets their guy…Billy Donovan finally comes to the NBA..Will it work?

Come follow my weekly Sum of All Sports Report to answer these questions and weigh in on the latest news in Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment……Look for the all new radio show coming in 2015!!!!!!


Sum of All Sports Report

 Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment All in One Place!

  • HBK Shawn Michaels WWE return?….WM32 against Sting?
  • 2 Headed race for Marcus Mariota….Philly vs San Diego….Who will get their guy?
  • Demaryius Thomas holdout….Will it earn him a new deal or new enemies?
  • Greg Hardy gets 10 games…..What will be the Dallas Cowboy effect?
  • Steph Curry vs. Anthony Davis…Battle of the Future….Who will lead their team to the next round?
  • Tim Duncan still ballin’ at 38……When will he ever slow down?
  • NY Mets MLB best?…Surprise, 11 in a row……Will it last?

Come follow my weekly Sum of All Sports Report to answer these questions and weigh in on the latest news in Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment……Look for the all new radio show coming in 2015!!!!!!


 

nadia 3

Nadia Ageli (August 13, 1991) is a Welsh professional wrestler, entertainer, promoter, former beauty queen, and former model. As a professional wrestler she is known by her ring names Nadia, Nadia Sapphire, and Princess Nadia. She is a highly skilled technical wrestler and uses the Chronicles of Nadia as her finisher.

Ageli started training at the age of 14 and at the age of 16 she moved to Swindon, England to train at the 4 Front Wrestling School. She made her debut in January of 2008 where she worked for 4 Front Wrestling and Celtic Wrestling. She wrestled briefly between 2008 and 2009 before making a return four years later in August 2013 after a serious knee injury. During 2014, Nadia wrestled for 4FW, Leicester Championship Wrestling Roses, Kamikaze Pro, ICW fierce females, New Breed Wrestling Association, HXC wrestling, Total Action wrestling, Wrestling store, Best of British wrestling, lady sports, BECW, UCW, CWF, SWF, AWW and UK Main Event Wrestling.

By following specific Independent Wrestlers and reading about their storied careers, I was able to catch up with some of them and conduct an interview which allows them to share with us their story. My next interview was conducted with a highly familiar name from the UK, Nadia Sapphire. Recently I was able to catch up with Nadia and she was gracious enough to put a halt to her busy schedule to discuss her career, future, and accomplishments. This is what she had to say.

How long have you been wrestling?

Well technically you could say I started training at 14 years old and made my debut at 16. I had a setback with a serious knee injury at 18 that forced me out of action for nearly 2 years.  Unfortunately, I had to take off another 2 years due to personal reasons, which didn’t allow me to fully regain my true form until April 2013. I’ve been back for almost 2 years now and so far feel great. As you can see, with the many gaps in between, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly how long I have been performing.

What would you say is your greatest accomplishment in the sport of professional wrestling?

Coming back from my knee injury and personal issues was a big thing for me at the time. Being able to work my way back from such extraordinary circumstances was a feat in itself. It was an extremely challenging time, both mentally and physically, that tested my passion to a whole new level.

As an Independent wrestler, do you pay attention or follow other federations?

Regardless of what people say I love the WWE.  This is where my dreams and visions began. The WWE is the main reason why I chose my profession and why I fell in love with the sport of professional wrestling.  I’m an avid watcher and a true fan.

What would be your dream match?

I’d love to work a match with Trish Stratus as she was my idol growing up.  I’d also love to work with Molly Holly. I feel because of her style, I could really learn a lot from her in the ring.

What separates you from other female wrestlers?

It is 2 things; my character and confidence. I’m not afraid to make myself look silly, as I am very careful not to take anything too serious. One of the most important virtues of my personality is that I don’t have an ego. I let nothing stand in the way of success.

Who are/were some of your favorite wrestlers and why?

Not to mimic my comments from earlier, but growing up it was Trish Stratus. She dominated the women’s division for 6 years and gave it stability. She was beautiful, had charisma, had physicality, and for me she’s my all time dear.

What needs to be accomplished in your eyes to be able to look back and call your career a success once it’s over?

I want to travel the world performing in the many arenas for professional wrestling. In doing so, I would be one of the most talked about female wrestlers in the UK. This would hopefully lead to me working for one of the major companies to compete as one of their attractions.

***Hopefully you enjoyed this interview and learned some new and interesting things about Nadia Ageli. I would like to personally thank Nadia for taking the time to share with me her stories so I could share them with all of you. For more info on Nadia Ageli you can follow her on Twitter @nadia_ageli for all of her up-to-date events and information.

***Come follow my sports site fantasysportsaddiction.com and all my editorial articles along with many interesting minds at the eWrestlingnews FB Fan Page…Come join in and let your presence be felt!


joe2

It sounds all too familiar and resonates well among many TNA followers. What’s that you ask? It’s the footsteps of another franchise wrestler walking away from the company. How can Dixie Carter let Samoa Joe leave? How will his void be filled? These are the similar questions we all asked ourselves when A.J Styles decided to get up and do the same thing. Samoa Joe is known as being one of the hardest workers in the wrestling world. He is a perfectionist at the sport he loves to contribute to, which is why there are so many, including his peers in disbelief.

Samoa Joe is a household name that brings respect and talent to whatever federation he represents. He is a special kind of talent based on his size and in-ring ability. His has had a sensational career up to this point rounding out his accolades from TNA, Japan, and ROH. Before debuting in TNA in June 2005, Joe competed in Ring of Honor (ROH), where he held the ROH World Championship for a record 21 months. Throughout his career, he has won numerous championships, including a dozen between ROH, TNA, and Japan.  He’s held the following titles:

  • ROH World Championship
  • ROH Pure Championship
  • TNA World Heavyweight Championship
  •  X Division Championship (5X)
  • TNA World Tag Team Championships (2X)
  •  TNA Television Championship
  • Japanese GHC Tag Team Champion
  • 2005 Super X Cup Tournament
  • 2008 King of the Mountain match (the only one to retain the world championship in the match)
  • TNA Triple Crown
  • TNA Grand Slam

We are talking about an extremely accomplished wrestler and one who is now looking for a new adventure. So why would he walk away? What were his contractual demands? The only people who will ever know the truth are Joe and Dixie, so let’s put all the speculations to rest and come to grips with what happens next.

Well, as much as it pains me to elaborate, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t bring up the WWE factor. It seems like every time a wrestler leaves each perspective company, the other alliance gets mentioned. If we look at Joe’s complete body of work and understand that at the age of 35 (36 on March 17) he still is primed for a notorious run, you would think it is a no brainer. Well, think again.

As much as I can envision Joe entering an arena for Monday Night Raw, I highly doubt it will happen. The same questions of utilization, character and schedule all come into play. Let’s not forget that one of the main reasons why so many wrestlers walk away from the WWE is the amount of time spent on the road and working throughout the year. TNA does not have the same demands of a fulltime WWE schedule and only superstars such as Brock Lesnar and The Rock usually warrant special consideration from following the same guidelines.  Unfortunately, as much as my inner fan would love to see Samoa Joe in a WWE Ring, the professional side of me knows that it’s a long shot.

Could his plan be to wait it out and see what the WWE is all about? Could he be primed to be the man who puts an end to the streak of Rusev? Or would the WWE make him into be an embarrassment of character just like they did with the last Japanese traditionalist in Tensai? Vince and his creative team have a genius way of taking good gimmicks from other federations and turning them into borderline comics inside their own arena. I would hate to see that happen to Samoa Joe.

Another example of this notion is Bubba Ray. In the WWE, he was seen as part of a historical and electric tag team, but overall as a gimmick wrestler that everyone looked at as the goofy boy in the lunch room.  In TNA, Bully Ray was seen as a franchise leading World Champion who would be headlining the biggest PPV’s and live event during the course of the year. Now this is what I call a huge difference in creative vision.

We could also look at the positive side of things and see an epic battle of big men with strength, charisma and ability in Joe and Kevin Owens. If you even throw Bray Wyatt into to the mix we could have 3 impactful wrestlers that could put on a great show and give the fans something to be excited about. I know it’s a stretch, but this triple threat could keep the WWE interest level at its highest point since we had The Rock, Stone Cold, and Triple H all in their prime. Obviously, these guys aren’t on that level, but in this era they could be the best thing going today.

Well, now that the dream is over let’s talk reality. Vince or Triple H do not think highly of any wrestler from the WCW/TNA mold, which is why that crazy notion of Samoa Joe being offered a tryout on NXT is not a complete joke, but a slap in the face of a wrestler that could come in and instantly be better than 90% of their current roster.  So the odds are that ROH battles and internet matches are in the near future for “The Samoan Submission Machine.” This isn’t want most WWE fans want to hear, but for the reputation and image of Samoa Joe, it may be the next best thing!

Reported By:

Tony Cutillo (@TCutillo23)

 

***Come follow my sports site www.fantasysportsaddiction.com and all my editorial articles along with many interesting minds at eWrestlingnews…Come join in and let your presence be felt!


Kacee1

In the world of professional wrestling the independent circuit is a very active alliance that are referred to as Indy promotions or Indies. The advent of the Internet has allowed independent wrestlers and promotions to reach a wider audience and make it possible for wrestlers regularly working the Indy circuit to gain a measure of fame among wrestling fans online. Additionally, some of the more successful Indies have video distribution deals, giving them an additional source of income allowing them to reach a larger audience outside of their local areas. For these wrestlers, this is a way of life and the making of a career they love to be involved with.

We all know about the list of Indy wrestlers such as Samoa Joe and A.J. Styles, but there are many more, male and female, who are making a career in the circuit, and should get their proper due. By following these wrestlers and reading about their storied careers, I was able to catch up with some of them and conduct an interview which allows them to share with us their story. My first interview was conducted with Queen of VALKYRIE Women’s Professional Wrestling Kacee Carlisle.

Kacee Carlisle (February 11, 1980) is a female wrestler who has wrestled prominently throughout the Independent circuit. She has wrestled for many promotions including NWA, VALKYRIE, 1CW, Elite Pro, OMEGA, ACW, and WXW-C4.
Kacee began watching wrestling at the age of eight, fell in love with the sport, and decided immediately that she too would one day be a professional wrestler. Kacee broke into the wrestling business in 1998 as a manager affiliated with wrestler Shorty Smalls. Due to commitments away from the ring her appearances were few and far between until 2003, when she resurfaced at a HoPWF show in Hagerstown, MD. She continued to manage on a regular basis for the next two years until July 30, 2005 when, on a joint WXW/VCW show held in Olney, VA, Kacee wrestled in her first match against Krissy Vaine. Since then Kacee has worked hard to earn the respect of both her peers and the fans, becoming known as one of the most traveled, hardest-hitting and toughest women in the ring today.

Kacee’s signature style of old school roughness combined with a touch of femininity makes her easily recognizable to fans and opponents alike. To date, Kacee has wrestled in 18 different states and has held numerous championship titles along the way, most notably the prestigious NWA Women’s World Title.

Over the past several years Kacee has been voted the Wrestler of the Year for several promotions, wrestling news websites and fan polls. In 2011 she was ranked #46 in PWI Magazine’s Top 50 Females in professional wrestling, climbed in the ranks to #40 in 2012 and in 2013 made a huge leap in the rankings to #7. Kacee continued to enjoy a high ranking in 2014, coming in at #18. She is also ranked in PWI’s online ratings and monthly magazine ratings on a regular basis.

You’re not going to see Kacee Carlisle climbing to the top turnbuckle, flying through the air or launching herself off the ring ropes anytime soon. The tough Mid-Atlantic wrestler is not in the ring looking to win any acrobatic contests. She’s in the ring to beat the crap out of somebody!

So forget the frog-splashes and 450-degree flips. You won’t find them in Kacee’s arsenal of weapons. Instead, you’ll find plenty of forearm smashes, DDTs, suplexes, clotheslines and other bone-shattering moves designed to beat up and devastate whoever dares to step into the ring against her!

Recently I was able to catch up with Kacee and ask her if she were available for a quick interview. She was gracious enough to put a halt to her busy schedule to discuss her career, future, and accomplishments. This is what she had to say.

How long have you been wrestling?

I have been wrestling for nearly 10 years. My first match took place on July 30, 2005 in Olney, VA and was against Krissy Vaine. Prior to my in-ring career, I worked as a manager for some time, beginning in 1998. My appearances were very sporadic until 2003 when I began working much more regularly. My interactions during matches continued to grow and led to the start of my wrestling career in 2005.

What would you say is your greatest accomplishment in the sport of professional wrestling?

I consider that to be my reign as the NWA Women’s World Champion. To hold a Title with such a rich and important history to our business, and with such a legacy, in itself is an honor. I am proud to say I had a lengthy reign; 462 days as Champion. For me, to grow up as an obsessed professional wrestling fan watching it on TV every time it aired, reading about it in every magazine I could get my hands on and buying as many tapes as I could, made me feel lucky enough to have a wrestling career in the first place. The fact that I became NWA Women’s World Champion was such a humbling and amazing experience that will forever live on in my mind.

As an Indy wrestler, do you pay attention or follow other federations?

Absolutely! I pay attention to everything I possibly can. Being an independent wrestler, I have to be! I am a very firm believer in being as educated as possible about the business as a whole. I take my career very seriously and to me, part of that means being as familiar as possible with promotions in various areas, my peers, etc. After all, I want to work in as many areas and with as many different companies as I can. It’s part of my job to be familiar with the company, their product, their roster, etc. All of those details end up playing a role in whether or not I feel it’s a company I would like to have a chance of being part of.

What would be your dream match?

My dream match would have been a match between Sherri Martel and me. I watched Sherri as a fan growing up, both her in-ring career and as a manager. I always had an admiration of her and her talents. She was truly great, and I would have loved the chance to share the ring with her and have that experience.

What separates you from other female wrestlers?

Thinking of me as a complete package is what could separate me from the pack. I believe myself to be a unique mix, in my look and my style, as well as a business woman. Look-wise, I’m a decent sized girl with some size and strength, but at the same time I maintain a fairly feminine and-sometimes-softer side as well. In the ring I’m a hard hitting, snarling, in your face obnoxious bad girl who is willing to do anything I need to in order to get the win,  but still not afraid to mix it up with different styles of wrestling and different opponents to meet the challenges I face. Outside of the ring my focus is always on my work ethic and professionalism. I am always working on my career in some way, whether it’s seeking bookings with new promotions, working on my website or new merchandise, studying match videos, helping to promote the events I’m part of, or participating in interviews! I also do my best to be a true professional in every way, something I take very seriously and pride myself on.

What needs to be accomplished in your eyes to be able to look back and call your career a success once it’s over?

Honestly I never expected to reach the level of success that I already have. If you had told me when I was that little girl watching TV or even the night I wrestled my first match that I would accomplish some of the things I have, I would have laughed at you. Right now I’m looking at the end of July, as that will mark my 10 year anniversary being an active wrestler. Reaching that point has been a goal of mine. I also want to wrestle in as many different states as I can, as well as going international somewhere at some point. I’ve been so lucky and fortunate; all I can hope for is that it continues.

***Hopefully you enjoyed this interview and learned some new and interesting things about Kacee Carlisle. I would like to personally thank Kacee for taking the time to share with me her stories so I could share them with all of you. For more info on Kacee Carlisle you follow her on her site, kaceecarlisle.com and YouTube channel youtube.com/user/KaceeCarlisle.

Reported By:

Tony Cutillo (@TCutillo23)

***Come follow my sports site fantasysportsaddiction.com and all my editorial articles along with many interesting minds at the eWrestlingnews FB Fan Page…Come join in and let your presence be felt!


thWLY1FPZT

It seems like just yesterday when we were speaking of Daniel Bryan being relegated to mid-card hell and being left out of the WWE Championship equation. Just like everyday life, things can change in a hurry. This is what happened as Bryan is back in the mix as he competes against Royal Rumble Winner Roman Reigns in match to decide who will go on to main event WM 31.

Daniel Bryan is one of the most popular Superstars that WWE has seen in a very long time.  The Yes man has worked his way up from mid-card hell to main event prominence in a very short time frame. Bryan’s journey from WWE’s entry-level to championship-caliber Superstar was witnessed by the world.  Fans saw a man with a lot hype come into WWE and not impress. He seemed to be an internet sensation that still wasn’t overly recognized by the WWE fanbase. This is one of the main reasons Bryan found himself in an uphill battle for respect as well as an opportunity to show he had what it takes to be successful on wrestling’s grand stage.

Fans all around the world know about his past history as another preliminary WWE creative mistake. The man who seemed to be going nowhere fast has become one of the elite performers in WWE.  He has earned a reputation for being a guy who gets it done in the ring and delivers every time he is on live TV.  The win at WrestleMania 30 became the absolute high point of his career and solidified his way into the WWE history books.

Many protagonists have stood in a WWE ring and claimed that the fans were the reason for their success.  Yes, the fans had spoken, but Bryan still had to capitalize on the momentum.  The Yes movement was developed to portray him as a held down superstar, who need to reach deep down to overcome the Authority.

We have had this conversation before through the article and response threads to come up with the same conclusion; Vince McMahon does what makes sense, not what the fans tell him to do. The fans may come into play when there is a dire need for a direction change, but to say the Championship revolves around who the universe deems is worthy is a callous statement to make.

We are all well aware of what happened at the Royal Rumble and the tumultuous rounds of boos that continued throughout the match as soon as Bryan was eliminated. The crowd had been denied what it wanted, and it let the world know it. Still this doesn’t mean that now he will be the next champion. Fans often voice their anger over moves that they feel should not happen and will continue to do so in the future.

Fans typically believe in a guy like Bryan who tends to rise up and beat the odds. A wrestler who creates his own path and shows the blue-collar work ethic that many can relate to, will always tend to go over well. I honestly feel the reason why Cena and Reigns do not go over as well is because the fans feel like these guys are pushed in front of us on a daily basis for approval. If they liked Reigns that much, they would support him, regardless of whether they believed he had earned a main event spot.

Reigns, to the dismay of many, was heavily booed as he stood victorious at the end of the Royal Rumble with his hand raised high by The Rock. This is similar to what happened when Batista won the Rumble, which ultimately led to a triple threat match being planned for WrestleMania. In the same fashion, Roman Reigns now becomes Batista, the next Royal Rumble Winner to have to fight for his spot in WrestleMania.

The newly labeled WWE Fastlane will feature Daniel Bryan battling Reigns for the right to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31.  Some feel Bryan would not be in this spot had it not been for the fans’ need to see him get a fair shake.  I completely disagree. Reigns did not get the reaction they were hoping for or expecting, so they decided to change direction a little bit to ultimately get to their goal of creating an exciting main event for WM31. There has been some recent chatter as to creative leaning towards a triple threat at WrestleMania, which would not only be a better match, but would raise more speculations as to who will walk out as WWE Champion. In my opinion, Daniel Bryan would put on a much better show against Lesnar. I think WWE knows this and is one of the main reasons why Bryan was inserted. Will it be a triple threat match at WM31? Could Brock Lesnar retain? Is the Daniel Bryan move to add momentum to a stale lead up to WrestleMania? Does he have a legitimate chance to win?

There are so many questions to be answered with many different directions. I am curious to see what you guys think as to what will happen and the WWE will proceed with this angle. See you in the threads!

Reported By:

Tony Cutillo (@TCutillo23)

***Come follow my sports site www.fantasysportsaddiction.com and all my editorial articles along with many interesting minds at eWrestlingnews…Come join in and let your presence be felt!