You know, how they've played it with Bryan since Summer-Slam is EXACTLY how they should have done it with Punk 3 years ago. (up until the Royal-Rumble mess, of course) See, with Bryan it's like they'd combined the best elements of the endings of MITB'11 with Slam'11 but better, because Bryan actually got a clean win over Cena & HHH actually turned heel, you felt like they'd learnt their mistakes from last time & were determined not to repeat them.
Originally posted by Mr ShhI think your TV Show analogy is apt
Not really an analogy. It's totally a TV show.
Well, I think it's slightly less black and white than that. Person A is blind and is incapable of finding fault with anything. Person B is masochistic and is incapable of finding enjoyment with anything. Persons A and B stupidly attack opposing views.
I was being simplistic, but there's certainly no suggestion Person A is incapable of finding fault (only the truly weird like *everything* about anything), just that on balance they enjoy the show in question.
My point was simply that if you ask two people who watch a TV show every week why they do so, one answers "because I like it" and the other "because I hate everything about it!" the ensuing game of Spot The Moron should be one of the shortest on record.
I hadn't seen this before ... I'd forgotten all about the fact that Bryan used to wrestle as the American Dragon back in RoH and TNA. He's a lot more technically sound now, but those early matches were amazing at their stiffness and intensity (hence why he only has a single functioning ear and eye). It's kinda amazing how far he's come from a joke champion who won by pinning huge guys who were already knocked out and got KO'd by Sheamus in less than 30 seconds, to the top face in WWE and the spearhead of fan rebellion. The Showstopper must be proud of who he unleashed ... too bad an HBK/DB match is unlikely to happen.
Just saw a commercial for the SmackDown taping in Hampton on 12/19 (broadcast 12/22), and they announced the main event to be Batista, The Undertaker and Kane vs. King Booker, Mr. Kennedy and MVP. We'll see if that turns out to be true or not, of course.