Most of you expect me to say yes to the question shown above. Like my buddy RiZE, I tend to do the opposite of what is expected.
Isn't that what makes a good writer?
My attempt with this piece is to take a different stand to the original, "Make a wrestler aggressive, just to push him" scenario, which seems to take place in every superstar's rise to stardom. Here is a quick rundown of a few superstars who have gotten pushed recently, with a "new-found" aggressive side.
The Miz—Late 2009 was the time for Miz's main event push. He came out with new ring attire, a new finisher and an incredible entrance theme. WWE had Miz portray this new aggressive side, which Michael Cole referenced every match he participated in.
Eventually, WWE creative had Miz look unbelievable and a force to be reckoned with. He WILL beat you down as you walk to the ring for a match. This is typical of the WWE to do, once the push is evident.
If you want proof, take a look at Mark Henry know. Horrible transition, but...
Mark Henry—Currently the IWC's most hated heel, Mark Henry went from a teddy bear teaming with MVP, to a guy who bullies backstage workers. I give credit where it is due; WWE's work with Henry recently has been impressive.
The guy speared Big Show through a steel cage and it collapsed.
Can you see where I'm getting with this? WWE creative booked Henry like the world’s strongest man and he became a monster. All it took was a change in attitude and there is your main event talent.
R-Truth—The IWC's favorite heel at the moment, Truth was granted the WWE aggressive push. Like Miz, I'm a big fan of Truth's character. It works for him and he made me quit sitting at the conspiracy table and conspire.
A few months ago, Truth was in a match against his old buddy Morrison and he lost his title opportunity. He figured it was time for a change and WWE had Truth beat down his former partner and the push began.
John Morrison—For the love of everything great, please do this for Morrison! The guy deserves a WWE push.
This leads me to the whole point of this piece, Daniel Bryan.
I finished a piece last week about Wade Barrett and Bryan, the topic was their rise to the top of the WWE ladder. I elaborated on their push, but now how it would come about.
Should Daniel Bryan turn heel?
If you couldn't tell, I'm not a fan of the way WWE pushes superstars.
Keep everything the same. A heel turn is not necessary for Bryan. His character is successful right now and that's a reason why he is the Money in the Bank winner. Before the mic skills issue is discussed, I agree.
Bryan's mic skills are not the best, but they are improving by the week. The WWE teased a Barrett vs. Bryan feud which would have been great, but instead they fed Bryan to a returning Christian and the result is obvious.
If you don't push him for lacking mic skills, at least push him because of his spot on Booker T's fave five.
All jokes aside, Daniel Bryan is main event talent and deserves to hold the title soon. He can be pushed as an underdog (too cliché?), or just the same character, just give him a winning streak.
It could be as simple as a winning streak. Is an attitude-based push necessary?
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