Daniel Bryan's Potential Value as WWE Champion

Sebastian MaldonadoFeatured ColumnistMay 15, 2013

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 seemingly has done it all in his two years as a WWE Superstar.

He’s main-evented television shows and had high-quality matches in his WWE career. He’s held the United States and World Heavyweight Title as well as being one-half of the tag team champions.

Bryan has apparently done a lot, but one important accomplishment remains: becoming the WWE Champion.

Every WWE Superstar’s dream should be winning the WWE title. It should be the ultimate goal in sports entertainment: capturing the richest prize, the greatest title in WWE’s history.

Many great wrestlers have held that WWE title, and now Daniel Bryan is ready to win that same title. What is Bryan’s potential as WWE Champion? His potential can be answered by three simple factors.


The Draw

Daniel Bryan is quite a draw for every wrestling fan. The WWE Universe loves him, which is an improvement from his heel turn in December of 2011.

Bryan won the fans over with his “YES” gimmick at WrestleMania 28. Fans who were disappointed by the 15-second match loss to Sheamus responded by starting the “YES” phenomenon.

The “YES” sensation still lasts to this day, all due to Bryan’s ability to get the crowd excited. He may shout “NO,” but the crowd says, “YES.” It’s a huge testament to Daniel Bryan making a name for himself and being a favorite of WWE fans.


The Wrestling

It’s no secret Daniel Bryan is a great wrestler. His reputation preceded him from the Independent scene and Ring of Honor as Bryan Danielson. He only continued his great work with a great string of matches.

We all know about his great matches with CM Punk, Chris Jericho and Dolph Ziggler. He worked a great match with Ryback on SmackDown, showing he can wrestle anyone and bring the best out of them.

Even his rematch with Sheamus at last year’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view is noteworthy. Bryan can work with anyone in the ring. He’s never had a boring match; only exciting, thrilling and memorable ones.



Daniel Bryan is a great comedic talent, but he’s far better as a serious wrestler.

Yes, Team Hell No worked to perfection. Bryan and Kane are great as a comedic and serious team when needed. However, Bryan is better with his serious side.

Bryan's passion shows when he wrestles in the ring. It also shows when he cuts a serious promo. His promos in the inaugural NXT after his elimination demonstrated that Bryan has the chops to carry a feud. And this was with Michael Cole!

Bryan can cut promos just as good as he wrestles, which makes him an underrated and yet invaluable WWE Superstar.


What the Future Holds

Adding all of these factors shows you how Daniel Bryan can be a great WWE Champion.

He can wrestle, cut promos and keep the crowd guessing about whatever he does. Bryan is effective, no matter if he’s a good guy or bad.

Daniel Bryan could have a long reign—maybe not as long as Punk, but a long one nevertheless. Maybe he holds the title for close to a year.

Regardless, Daniel Bryan deserves to be WWE Champion. It may take him time, but he can and will rise to the top of WWE.