Hello everyone, this is my first post here on the forums. I've been lurking for a bit, just reading and things, but never had anything to add, until now.
I want to take this from the aspect that EVERYONE in WWE is currently available for Wrestlemania. There are no limits as far as the Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, or anyone else, let's just assume they're available to work a full schedule from now until Mania... What would you do with the Daniel Bryan situation....
I would have Bryan go into the elimination chamber and lose. I would have him make it to the end with whomever they designate as the next #1 contender, and have him lose clean, BUT have it be one of those performances that really makes the fans go nuts. Ala Austin/Hart from WM13. He needs one of those types of performances where he can say "I was THIS close, I almost had it, and it makes me want it even more."
Coming off of that loss obviously he won't be challenging for the world title at Mania, so he's available for a different main event spot. Why not have Daniel Bryan be the guy to finally end the streak...? I know I know, the streak is bigger than Wrestlemania. It's bigger than the world title. The Undertaker and who he competes against is basically what the draft is to the NFL but only to wrestling fans. We wait on pins and needles to see what's going to happen and who Taker will face at Mania. To me Daniel Bryan is the most qualified guy to come around in a long while. He's in a much better spot than CM Punk was last year, and HHH, HBK, and Batista before him.
I often thought that whomever did end the streak, the fans would crucify them, but I don't think it's the case with Bryan. I think if he beats the Undertaker it will catipult him into that realm of stardom we don't often see. Kind of how Austin became Austin after WM13, Daniel Bryan could be the next great superstar if he beats the streak.
The match would be easy to book, DB loses at the chamber, doesn't get a shot at the title, comes back on Raw and says "some people say I proved a lot last night, but when I look inward, and I have to evaulate myself as a man, and as a superstar, I just don't see what you all see. I have a lot left to prove to myself, I have to prove to myself that I deserve to walk the same aisle as Ric Flair, and Shawn Michaels. I have to prove that I deserve to compete in this same ring as Bret Hart and Eddie Guerrero. I have to prove to myself that I deserve the opportunity to entertain the same fans, the same members of the WWE universe as.... The Undertaker.... Undertaker at Wrestlemania, I'm calling you out, I want a crack at you, at your streak, and at a little piece of your immortality. It's not about vengance, it's not about a rivalry, it's about you being the greatest competitor in the history of Wrestlemania, and me needing to show the world that I am everything they think I am and I have claimed to be. I respect you Undertaker, how could I not? Your resume speaks for itself, but I'm here, I'm hungry, and I'm ready to beat you, and end your streak."
Do all the usual Undertaker/graveyard stuff, fast forward to mania, they do a solid half hour, DB wins, even if it's not a totally clean win, even if it's on a roll up, or something like that (I wouldn't want to see undertaker tap to the Yes Lock).
This would be an amazing happening to me. What would you guys do?