Wow, who would have thought it? Daniel Bryan and CM Punk are both world champions at the same time! They're the top of the world and it gives the independent circuit a new hope.
But this isn't about the indies, this is about the WWE. Specifically, it's about Daniel Bryan's future with the WWE.
This next couple of months is known as a trial phase for new world champions, testing the waters to see who can float and who will sink. With the majority of this three-or-so month run taking place in 2012, we can take a glimpse at exactly how Bryan can expect the rest of his year to go. If he succeeds in this test, the next 12 months will be a run in the park for the American Dragon. If not, well, he might not be so lucky.
But it's not the first two months of the year that hold excitement for us; it's the months afterwards that can be just as captivating. A feud with Big Show is on the cards, and that can really elevate his status in the promotion.
Following that, there are many routes he can take. A war with Cody Rhodes or Randy Orton seems the most likely, but there is one possible scenario that I would love to see be undertaken.
Everybody knows Bryan's history with the Miz. Teacher-student relationship on NXT which turned sour, proceeded by battles over the United States Championship.
With the Awesome One walking with little direction on RAW, the nearing Royal Rumble may be the perfect way to get him back on track. Miz can achieve a huge win on that stage, earning a shot at whichever title he wants. He picks out Daniel Bryan, and the next couple of months is plain sailing.
Even if Bryan loses the belt, to Miz or to anybody else on the roster, he is on course for a stunning year. Fingers crossed for a successful title reign, though.