Daniel Bryan: His "Performance" Last Night on SmackDown and Why Enough Is Enough

Anthony PucikCorrespondent IFebruary 4, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan flys off the ropes during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Daniel Bryan showed up on SmackDown on Friday night as still the World Heavyweight Champion. He escaped the Big Show's grasp and escaped the steel cage last Sunday at the Royal Rumble to defeat both Show and Mark Henry for his title.

This marks one of the many times Bryan has "defeated" the two behemoths to retain his title. The reason defeated is in quotation marks is because, quite frankly, his match at the Rumble may have been the one time that Bryan has actually defeated the two giants.

Many of his other title defenses between both Henry and Show have been lucky breaks for Bryan. He did not really "defeat" Show or Henry in the matches, but he was able to retain his title because he "won" the match.

There are many examples of this, such as when Bryan retained the title in a Falls-Count- Anywhere match with Show when Show accidentally ran into Bryan's girlfriend, AJ; leaving Show  too emotionally distraught to continue; or when Bryan and Henry were in a lumberjack match and Bryan made all of the lumberjacks gang up on Henry and just walked out.

You would think that a person who is so lucky to have survived all of this would count his blessings and keep his mouth shut. Unfortunately, Bryan is not one of those people.

He came out last night on SmackDown like he always does: hopping around and screaming World Heavyweight Champion while pointing at his belt. As if that wasn't enough, Bryan then addressed the crowd. This is where I threw up my arms and said enough is enough with this guy.


Not only is he arrogant, believing he legitimately defeated these two giants on numerous occasions when he really has only done it maybe once or twice, he also told everyone that he is a role model. After he mentioned he was still champion, he told the crowd to be vegan like he is.

He said that all those who eat meat are poisoning their bodies and that he is more healthy than all of them because they all have diseases from the animals they eat. This was cut short, thankfully, by the Big Show, who would have done serious damage to him if a neck-braced AJ did not come out and stop Show from hurting Bryan any more.

I am really getting sick of Bryan as the World Heavyweight Champion. I wish he would just lose the title already. He is being cocky and arrogant for "defeating" two people who in reality could absolutely crush him. He is lucky that he is still in one piece, let alone a champion.

There are not many WWE fans who like Bryan anymore. They used to when he was fighting Henry, but now that he has turned his attention to Show, a crowd favorite, he is less liked.

To make matters worse, he believes he is a role model and everyone should follow his example. A role model, much like Show explained to him last night, is not someone who goes around telling people what to do and bragging about their accomplishments, but leads by example and not words.

Bryan does not do that, and it is starting to get irritating how cocky and amazing he thinks he is. Hopefully, but probably unlikely, Bryan will lose his title to someone at Elimination Chamber, and if not, then he will lose it at WrestleMania to Sheamus or anyone else he faces.

Enough is enough with this Bryan gimmick. He is annoying, cocky and arrogant. He needs someone to shut him up and make him lose his title so he can come back down to earth a little bit.