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WrestleMania 31

WWMT: Moving forward with Lesnar-Reigns; what’s next for Daniel Bryan?



Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns put on a fine effort in front of a largely tepid crowd last night in Memphis, en route to a Reigns victory and confirmation of his place in the main event of the upcoming WrestleMania.

There wasn’t the furore there was at the end of the Royal Rumble, no passionate reaction or twitter protests – mainly just an apathetic acceptance that was the way the company was going and there’s nothing at this point anyone can do about it.

Bryan’s confusing entry into the title picture and the extremely questionable booking of him on recent Raws has quieted his support and has left him square in the middle of mid card mediocrity in San Francisco in 34 days. A match with Ziggler was teased previously on Twitter, or he could even end up against Sheamus. In either scenario the match likely will be early in the show with little to no time apportioned to it and ultimately it will mean nothing.

As for Reigns, I do hope the WWE has the foresight to realise that however they book these final five Raw’s into WrestleMania that in the best case scenario Brock Lesnar will be the big babyface in the main event, in the worst case scenario the crowd just won’t care at all – especially if Lesnar is departing and this is common knowledge prior to March 29. If WWE are truly stubborn enough to book Reigns as the straight up babyface then his crowning moment in Levi’s Stadium is likely going to be the most underwhelming finish in WrestleMania history.

Near 30 year fan of Professional wrestling, I grew up watching World of Sport in the UK before getting into the WWF in 1990. Favourite performers of all time are Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Randy Savage & Steve Austin. Highlights as a fan were being there live for Rock vs Austin at WrestleMania X-Seven, Hogan vs Rock at WrestleMania X8 & CM Punk vs the Rock at Royal Rumble '13.