NXT Premier: Bryan Danielson Makes an Immediate Impact In WWE

DidoContributor IFebruary 24, 2010

As I was watching WWE NXT a couple of hours ago, I'll be blunt and straight to the point. I did not much care for the other rookies as much as I did for Bryan Danielson. Now going by the name Daniel Bryan.

From the beginning of the show to the end, it was all Bryan. Sure we got to see some of the other rookies but none really caught my attention.

In the beginning of the show Bryan and his "mentor" had a bit of teacher/student drama. With Bryan arguing how he has been in the business twice as long as Miz.

Miz criticized Bryan on how he has no personality and slapped him across the face.

Backstage Bryan said he can become a star without any help. He once again was reminded that he is in WWE, not in the independent scene.

Anyway to be fair, the Christian/Heath Slater vs Carlito/Michael Tarver was okay. A bit of communication error between Carlito and Tarver led to a victory to Christian and Slater.

Then in the "WTF!" moment of the night. David Otunga basically squashed Darren Young out of nowhere.

In my head I'm thinking, "How is this anyway to put over the talent!? This isn't freaking ECW anymore!?".

On the highlight of the night, Chris Jericho vs Bryan Danielson. Bryan showed some good offense with effective leg kicks and some good evading.

Chris made sure to let him have his moments to shine when out of nowhere. While attempting a suicide dive onto Jericho. Jericho grabs and pushes Bryan onto the edge of the announce table.

With a LARGE welt on Bryan's back, the match continues. Jericho smacks on the Walls of Jericho but is reversed into a heel hook. Chris almost taps but reaches the ropes.

Chris follows with a codebreaker, and plants an old school Walls of Jericho which Bryan finally taps out to.

After the match, Bryan is attacked by Miz ending the show.


For a rookie and already getting a match against a World Champion shows just how confident WWE is on Bryan Danielson.

The Jericho match was short but very sweet and we got to see some of the skills that has made Bryan one of the best in the world.

Hope to see more of him and certainly can't wait whats next for him.

Thanks for reading.


p.s. Anyone else get annoyed the hell out of listening to Michael Cole's commentary. Seriously how much trash can he talk on Bryan Danielson. Yes he wrestled all over the world and in the independent scene. He is still one of the best in the world at what he does.

I refuse to call Bryan Danielson by his new name Daniel Bryan, Can't get into it.