Post by Versus & Tiger on Jun 11, 2010 9:35:28 GMT -6
"The NXT Invasion storyline continued at last night's WWE developmental show in Florida.
The main event was scheduled to be The Miz and Daniel Bryan vs. Christian and Heath Slater - but that match never happened. The Miz's music played before the match but nobody came out. Christian came out next and talked about what happened on RAW, then called out Heath Slater. Slater talked about how everything started off fine between them - but then Christian wouldn't give him the answers so they lost the competition.
Daniel Bryan then ran out and attacked Christian from behind. The Miz came down next and helped Christian fight off the NXT rookies. Miz grabbed a microphone and proposed that they switch partners - and instead have a Pros vs. Rookies match. Miz and Christian worked as babyfaces during the match.
As Miz and Christian were about to hit their finishing moves on the Rookies, the rest of the NXT Season 1 Rookies rushed the ring and beat down Miz and Christian
As we saw on RAW, the Rookies destroyed the ringside area and tore down the FCW ring - before Bryan kicked Miz in the head and Slater hit the Killswitch on Christian. The Rookies left with the Pros laid out.
The NXT Invasion angle looks like it's here to stay. Considering the strong feedback we got here on the site and the overall buzz in the industry this week, WWE has finally gone back to basics with a captivating wrestling angle that might just keep fans tuned in this summer."
Well, if the latest news of Daniel Bryan Danielson's release turn out to be true, then WWE has killed one of its best angles yet. And if it is true that a sponsor that had something to do with it, Vince will have to learn to grow a pair and tell them to fuck themselves because he can find sponsors anywhere.
there are theories that Danielson's firing is just WWE's way of working the internet fans. i refuse to use the term "smarks" as that's not even a true term.
Can't remember who, it was either Brian Pillman or Scott Steiner, but whoever it was put it best when they said that the term "smart mark" is the ultimate oxymoron, which may prove to be the case here if this is indeed a work.
I certainly won't complain if this does turn out to be a work, or if they wait and bring Danielson back a couple months later and use this as fodder. If it helps bring kayfabe back, that might not be such a bad thing.
But again, if it turns out to be true, and Danielson never comes back, then a big F-U goes out to whoever got the ball rolling on getting him fired.
even then, kayfabe isn't necessarily what we think it is, either. from what i recall hearing, it's more about being secretive/staying in character if a reporter was nearby. in many cases, if wrestlers were around most people after shows, they didn't always stay in character.
my dad remembers working a particular gas station, during the mid-late 70's. the AWA frequently went through the area, either doing shows in town or passing through. the gas station dad worked at was a frequent stop for many of the AWA wrestlers.
not once can he remember them being in character, when they'd stop off. if they bickered about anything, it was about strange things. it would be stuff like "you bought gas last time. it's my time to pay". the guys that you'd think were total shitheads, in-ring, would often be a blast to be near, after the show.
regarding Danielson, this is one of WWE's worst decisions, at least in recent memory. if WWE was so hellbent on taking the pressure off themselves, they could've "suspended" Danielson....pay him to sit on his ass for awhile. once the heat's died down, bring him back on TV. no harm, no foul that way.
I'm hoping it's a work, but with each day that goes by it seems more and more like it's not and that it's legit. Danielson is apparently already accepting independent bookings, so take that for what you will......