Daniel Bryan’s 18-second defeat at the hands of Sheamus in the World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania was unexpected and disappointing. Many were expecting the ultimate outcome, but were hoping it would take a little longer for Sheamus to win the strap.
Last night’s rabid RAW crowd made their displeasure with the decision known all night. The “YES! YES! YES!” chant became infectious and was present throughout the evening, including a wonderful “Si! Si! Si!” chant for Alberto Del Rio. Sheamus, perhaps unfairly, was booed for his role in the squash win and Daniel Bryan’s name was chanted all night during the show.
Well, the live crowd got to hear from the former World Heavyweight Champion after taking the loss in the dark match main event of Sheamus, Randy Orton, & The Big Show versus Daniel Bryan, Kane, and Cody Rhodes. Check out the video after the jump.
For what it’s worth I’m glad they let him address the crowd and reports are that Bryan is not being intentionally buried. The 18-second match was planned to have something unexpected happen on the show and not a punishment.
I’ll be happy for Bryan if this leads to increased exposure for the current Daniel Bryan character. The dilemma developing though is that Bryan has worked very well in his role as Champion with AJ, but does it work if this type of crowd support extends to other cities? It might make some uncomfortable to have a face Bryan screaming at AJ to “Shut Up”.
I guess what I’m saying is you leave AJ alone Danny. And AJ if you’re reading this, sometimes late at night I like to spoon too.