Back in July, the creative team decided to take a surprising angle towards Daniel Bryan's character by allowing him to capture the Money in the Bank briefcase. It was unconventional, it was unexpected, and it was definitely interesting to say the least.
In fact, Bryan's win seemed like a positive one as it provided fans with a taste of something different. But as we wind down into September, it's difficult to imagine why creative threw Bryan the opportunity.
Since his victory at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Danielson (for you wrestling nerds) has lost four of his seven singles matches to the likes of Alberto Del Rio, Christian, and Wade Barrett.
Del Rio squashed him twice, Barrett picked up the questionable win at SummerSlam, and his latest Christian match was at least encouraging in terms of bringing his opponent to the brink.
But isn't the point of the briefcase to give the guy a substantial push?
I realize Bryan's character in the company isn't close to being a legitimate heavyweight contender. And despite being perhaps the best technician in wrestling, he still has a lot build up to achieve.
But why would you match him up against top contenders, only to have him lose? That prevents build up, damages his character, and makes him a less viable contender.