We'd all love Daniel Bryan getting inserted in the WWE World Heavyweight title match at WrestleMania, but that truly wouldn't be what is best for business.
If he's in the match, the match would be a triple threat with Batista and Randy Orton. If he's in that match, he's not going to win. That's the reality.
Not only would he not win, but he would be presented as the third wheel. Strong booking would center around Batista and Orton.
However, him in a WrestleMania match with Triple H really is best for business. It makes the most sense to storylines and could provide more to Bryan's career.
These two guys have been feuding with each other for a long time. If you ask the Internet fans, Triple H has been burying guys like Bryan since before there was HD television. If you just acknowledge what has been on WWE television, they've been feuding since last summer.
Either way, long runs by today's WWE standards for a feud. Fans actually connect to it because many feel it's art imitating life, which is always a successful formula.
A great aspect of the rivalry with Bryan and Triple H is that they've really not touched each other. So much of the physicality has been done by proxy of others. Triple H gave a pedigree to Bryan at SummerSlam. That's about it.
So when Bryan does get his hands on Triple H in a match, potentially at WrestleMania, it's going to be well worth it.
If Bryan's in the title match and doesn't win, it's another item added to the checklist of bad booking. If you're going to string fans along, that's fine, but do it the right way. String them along with the “Yes movement” and not with continued failed attempts at the title.
Steve Corino made a great point comparing how WWE would string the audience along with Stone Cold Steve Austin on the Shining Wizards podcast. Austin got over, but they kept letting the rally and support grow bigger before finally giving him the title.
Of course, Austin won the title on his first chance. He didn't get screwed out of it a million times. That came later in his career.
Bryan got screwed several times, but fans have stuck with him.
Let him build momentum by going through The Authority. He's beaten the guys in The Shield who play the role of security. Then he beats Kane. Then the showdown with Triple H at WrestleMania.
The showdown with Triple H would be a step in the right direction to properly utilize the star power of Bryan and the “Yes movement.”
Bryan against Triple H with the stipulation of Bryan gets one more chance at the title if he can beat Triple H. If he beats Triple H, then the whole thing provides a more logical storyline payoff than being one of three guys in a title match where he loses...again.
Justin LaBar is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He also is the creator of the Chair Shot Reality video talk show and Wrestling Reality radio show. He's been featured by various outlets including several appearances on NBC Sports, recognized as a lead wrestling analyst in the country.
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