Monday, August 19, 2013

SummerSlam: Main Event Post-Match Thoughts

I did not actually get to watch SummerSlam last night. That being said, I followed the post-main event antics on Twitter and at DOT NET. If you didn't already know, Triple H Pedigreed new WWE Champion, Daniel Bryan allowing Randy Orton to cash-in his Money in the Bank contract and win the WWE Title.

The amount of rage on Twitter over this particular turn of events amused me I must admit.  Now I completely get that people were excited about the prospect of Daniel Bryan, WWE Champion.  He is one of the hottest acts in the industry right now and certainly deserves a legitimate run with the belt.  What I will also say though is that I think people need to be patient.  WWE could still deliver one heck of a great storyline with Bryan out of this.

A lot of good things came out of Orton's cash-in.  One is that Randy Orton can transition back to being a heel.  He is good as a face, but great as a heel.  That is a smart decision.  Last night's shenanigans will only help to build sympathy for Daniel Bryan as well.  There is one thing that I did not love about it however...

I'm not sure that they needed to have Triple H be involved with the match and/or turn at all.  His inclusion concerns me a bit here.  For one, it is just more focus on the tired McMahon family.  Secondly, Triple H doesn't have the best record of not "hogging the spotlight."  Most importantly for me he is just boring.  He completely worked in his current role of being fairly objective and willing to stand up to Vince.  Having him in a heel capacity whether he is wrestling or not just isn't really necessary at this stage of the game.

Anyway, I am excited about RAW tonight and while a Daniel Bryan WWE Title run would have been nice I think we are going to get a lot of great things out of this turn of events.  I certainly hope that Daniel Bryan is still the focal point of all of it and gets his just due somewhere down the line.  If not, then I will join the segment of the WWE Universe who HATED last night's angle.  Right now it is entirely too early to tell though.  Like I said before I think we all need to be patient here before assuming the worst.  Belt or not belt, Daniel Bryan is a star and there is plenty of opportunity to give us a nice title reign for Bryan.   

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