WWE Bragging Rights Results: 10 Things We Learned from Daniel Bryan's Win
Last night at WWE’s pay-per-view Bragging Rights, Daniel Bryan defeated Dolph Ziggler via submission. Bryan ended the match with his patented LeBell Lock.
The feud started when Intercontinental Champion Ziggler, and his girlfriend Vicki Guerrero, invaded RAW with the rest of the SmackDown roster. The couple entered the ring and began to gloat and boast about how much better they are than everyone else. They even claimed Ziggler was the best Intercontinental Champion ever.
United States Champion Daniel Bryan got fed up with hearing Ziggler and Vicki’s voice and interrupted the two in the ring. He challenged Ziggler to a match, and thus the match at the pay-per-view Bragging Rights was born.
Ziggler and Bryan had an intense match, which to no one's surprise, Vicki tried to get involved in via yelling support for her boyfriend. Both men wrestled for approximately 16 minutes before Bryan forced Ziggler to tap out.
Although no belts were on the line last night, Bryan did earn a win for Team RAW, as well as the respect of fans and fellow wrestlers.
Since his return at the pay-per-view SummerSlam, Bryan has been a force to be reckoned with on the RAW roster, winning the United States Championship from The Miz at the pay-per-view Night Of Champions. He went on to successfully defend the belt two weeks later at Hell in a Cell against The Miz and John Morrison.
Dolph Ziggler not only lost for the SmackDown team, but also disappointed his girlfriend Vicki Guerrero, who is the official consultant for SmackDown.
But why did WWE choose to let Daniel Bryan win over Ziggler, rather than vice versa? Here are 10 reasons why they chose Bryan to win over Ziggler and what we learned from it.
WWE Listens to the Fans
WWE fired Bryan for breaking the "PG" rules.
However, after a backlash from the fans, Bryan was re-hired and has been pushed ever since.
WWE Wants To Push Bryan
Since returning to WWE, Bryan has been on a winning streak.
After returning at SummerSlam, Bryan was put on the next pay-per-view card as the challenger for the United States Championship, which he won. This win demonstrates that the WWE wants to feature Bryan.
WWE Starting To Care About Wrestling Ability More?
Daniel Bryan is known for his technical wrestling ability.
His recent push could be an indication that WWE wants their wrestlers to become more technical and better in the squared circle.
Ziggler Still Not Being Pushed
Ziggler originally followed Chavo Guerrero around under his "Kevin White" gimmick, until that abruptly ended after Eddie Guerrero’s sudden death. Ziggler went on to be a member of the male cheerleader group "Spirit Squad". After the group disbanded, Ziggler became the character he is now known as, Dolph Ziggler.
Until recently, Ziggler had never held a belt except for the tag-team titles. However, his push could come to a quick end.
Vicki Guerrero Could Hold Ziggler Back
Vicki Guerrero plays a great role as a heel on SmackDown, but her gimmick could hold Ziggler back.
Some Wrestlers Just Don't Get a Break
WWE likes to stick to their guns by letting certain wrestlers such as Cena, Edge, and Orton carry the company, but other wrestlers can’t seem to get a break.
Wrestlers such as John Morrison, Shelton Benjamin (no longer works for WWE), and Dolph have never held a main belt despite their popularity.
WWE Too Predictable?
Since returning, many predicted that Bryan would feud with The Miz and win the U.S. belt.
Some thought WWE would push Bryan due to fan demand, and they have done just that.
The Storyline Isn't Over?
The match could only be the start of a lengthy feud between Bryan and Ziggler.
Could We Be Saying Goodbye to the Intercontinental Belt?
In recent months, WWE has been unifying belts. It started with the tag-team belts and then the women’s and diva's championships.
WWE could go on to unify the rest of the championships, possibly getting rid of some.
Bryan Future WWE Champion?
With his recent push, wrestling ability, and support from fans and fellow employees, it seems Bryan has a lot going for him.
Could he be a future WWE champion?
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