Last night on WWE Raw Daniel Bryan had plenty of reasons to cheer as it was announced that if he beats Triple H at Wrestlemania 30 he will then earn a place later that night in the WWE World Title match between Randy Orton and Batista.
It now means that the man at the forefront of the #YesMovement is just one match away from headlining the biggest wrestling event of 2014.
By Craig Wilson – @CraigW4584
It’s a good booking move by the company with Wrestlemania 30 being sold as a chance to maybe see Daniel Bryan wrestle twice in one evening. It works for me. The ‘Daniel Bryan occupys Raw’ segment was pretty cool too. However thought that having him and his fans fill and surround the ring deserves a great deal of credit.
Sure, it won’t suddenly end the debate over whether or not Bryan is a draw or not and if could be the face of the WWE. That said it’s now looking quite likely that he will be in the final match at Wrestlemania 30 and that’s huge.
This makes me more excited about the event than I have been. In addition, it was the best segment on Raw in a long, long time. The end game is near for Daniel Bryan and his fans.
Ahead of Raw it was heavily hyped that Hulk Hogan would have a Wrestlemania 30 announcement. He duly declared that there will be a 30-man André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal with WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E. and Ryback announced as the first two competitors. The winners will receive an André statue. It may not sound like much but it gives a number of superstars, well 30, the chance to have a Wrestlemania moment.
It was also confirmed in the opening segment that John Cena will clash with Bray Wyatt on April 6. This match has been looking likely for months since The Wyatt’s interfered in Cena’s match with Orton at January’s Royal Rumble. It’s a big moment for Wyatt getting to tussle with the biggest wrestling superstar of this generation at Wrestlemania.
The best of the in-ring action saw The Shield’s Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins get the win over Cody Rhodes and Goldust and, in the main event, the team of The Big Show and Daniel Bryan defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton and Batista with Bryan getting the pinfall on Orton.
All in all it was a very good episode of Raw with Hogan, Cena and the Wyatt’s making for a very entertaining opening section of the show and two very solid tag matches in the final hour or so. The big news from Raw was always going to be the Daniel Bryan announcement. The #YesMovement may just have something big to celebrate on April 6 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans after all.