WWE Character Psychology 201 Case Study: Daniel Bryan, Turning Luck into Proof

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WWE Character Psychology 201 Case Study: Daniel Bryan, Turning Luck into Proof

During last class period, we discussed John Cena, and how his past fury and initiative have, in recent years, turned drastically downward into a severe lack of drive.

The take-charge attitude he once perpetuated to make things happen for himself had whisked away and he transformed into a sedate, nonviolent, nice guy that drapes himself in mountains of his own merchandise.  The only remnants of his "former life" as the Doctor of Thuganomics have been his jean shorts and sneakers, and even those are now fading, as he's retired the jorts in favor of camo shorts.

Clearly, vast changes to his character have been made.  The goals or intentions of which we may never know for sure, but one thing is clear: John's not the same guy that most of us rooted for once Rock and Austin had faded from our screens.

In a similar manner, I'd like to examine the case of Daniel Bryan, which in recent weeks has become a hot topic of contention.

I want to briefly point out that most of this speculation is rooted mainly in Bryan's time in WWE, whether in NXT or on SmackDown, so while John Cena's a much easier case to investigate, as he's coming up on the 10-year anniversary of his debut match on SmackDown, Bryan has far less to examine.

He may be a year on WWE programming, but he's still somewhat new to the main roster.

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