Daniel Bryan is currently one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE. Sure, he may not look the part of a typical Vince McMahon recruited "superstar," but he has the biggest catchphrase in the company and he puts on a good show every time he gets in the ring.
Add that to the fact that Bryan is one of the best wrestlers in the company, and you have a guy that can be one of the biggest names in the business for years to come.
That's exactly why the events that transpired on the 1000th episode of Monday Night Raw confused me when it comes to the direction that the WWE is taking with Bryan.
It all started when the WWE invited Charlie Sheen to be a social media ambassador for the momentus occasion. Sheen appeared earlier in the show and (while reading off some bullet points to the side of the webcam) looked like he was cashing in another paycheck with a weak effort.
That was to be expected.
However, later in the evening Bryan was referred to by The Rock as a lovechild of a "homeless lumberjack and an Oompa Loompa." That triggered Charlie Sheen to jump on board and insult Bryan which would then lead to an interview with Bryan firing back.
In Sheen's final segment of the night, he stated that if Bryan wanted him "He knows where to find me." That would be Los Angeles, where the WWE is holding Summerslam on August 19. This would mean that Sheen and Bryan would be taking place in a five-star mat classic.
Everybody say it with me: NO! NO! NO!
I understand that the WWE wants to be in the pop culture crowd and wants to have all the big celebrities be involved in their events so they can cross-brand. I get the business side of this.
But why can't the WWE use somebody else in this storyline other than the former World Heavyweight Champion?
It's not like Bryan has been buried on the roster, and the fact he has nobody to feud with at the moment could be easily solved by bringing some of the younger talent they have into a storyline with the American Dragon (A lot of you may in fact be screaming "Dean Ambrose" at your computer screen as I say this).
This would be a preferable scenario than to have Bryan duct tape two handles to Sheen's lower extremities and proceed to carry him in a match that will probably last longer than it should.
Bryan has already had a solid year with his previous WHC reign, but the WWE should really try to think of better ways to use him than to wrestle a guy who has never sniffed a wrestling ring before.
Having this match happen would be a complete waste of time and turn many wrestling fans away from what the WWE calls their second biggest pay-per-view.