Daniel Bryan is officially the hottest commodity in the WWE after encapsulating the entire WWE Universe with the 'YES Movement'.
Bryan had already managed to establish a cult following within the Internet Wrestling Community (IWC) after spending over a decade wrestling on the independent circuit, where he became recognised as one of the "founding fathers" of Ring of Honor. Also, Bryan has won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter award for Best Technical Wrestler every year since 2005 regardless of which wrestling promotion he worked for.
Nevertheless, in order to become a big player in the WWE you need more than just the support of the IWC, just ask Dolph Ziggler. Regardless, following the creation of team Hell-No in 2013, Bryan started chanting "Yes" or "No" to receive pops from the crowd.
Surprisingly, the chants caught fire in the latter stages of 2013, leading Bryan to become the hottest star in the WWE. The anticipation of Bryan chanting "Yes" set the entire WWE Universe alight. Consequently, Bryan began receiving infinite messages of praise from legends, critics and peers within the wrestling industry.
Hardcore wrestling legend Mick Foley was so outraged by WWE's decision not to include Bryan in the 2014 Royal Rumble that he smashed his TV in protest. Foley tweeted: "Just got word that @TMZ would like to record the throwing of a brick through my TV in protest over @WWEDanielBryan not winning #RoyalRumble."
Instead, WWE placed Bryan in a singles match with Bray Wyatt, which he lost. Incidentally, the fans practically hijacked the remainder of the show. Chants for Bryan echoed around the arena throughout the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Moreover, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Randy Orton and John Cena fell to pieces after fans booed for the entirety of the match.
The fans were then led to believe that Bryan would finally be put-over as WWE World Heavyweight Champion at the Elimination Chamber. Bryan looked set to beat Orton as they became the final-two, until Kane interfered with the match leading Bryan to get RKO'd and lose yet again.
Finally, on March 10th, WWE visibly pulled the trigger on Bryan's push. Bryan and multiple "fans" occupied the ring and refused to leave until Bryan was granted a match with Triple H at WrestleMania XXX. Furthermore, Bryan was granted the stipulation that if he could beat Triple H he would be entered into the WrestleMania XXX main-event match with Orton and Batista for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Although predictable, Bryan simply has to beat everyone with a clean finish to create one of the greatest moments in WrestleMania history. If Bryan doesn't win the belt at Mania, the next-night on RAW would host the worst crowd-hijacking of a show in wrestling history. Bryan winning the belt is clearly best for business.
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