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WWE: Outrage over Daniel Bryan's Royal Rumble role gets coverage from BBC

WWE superstar Daniel Bryan
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The Daniel Bryan related anger from wrestling fans in response to last night's WWE Royal Rumble pay per view was covered today in an article by one of the biggest news organizations in the world, the BBC. The article covered the uproar over Daniel Bryan at the Rumble and at one point today was one of the most read articles on the site. Fans are still voicing their displeasure with the topics #DanielBryan and #RoyalRumble still trending today on Twitter. Even WWE personalities are voicing their displeasure with the situation, Mick Foley took to social media late last night after the Royal Rumble and directly critiqued WWE for not getting behind Daniel Bryan. Read Foley's comments in this article.

Daniel Bryan, a fan favorite wrestler who has been held just below the main event scene after holding the WWE World title twice last year only to have the coveted prize taken from by WWE corporate authority Triple H in screwy finishes. Daniel Bryan had a memorable moment on WWE RAW a couple weeks ago, breaking away from Bray Wyatt’s cult and reuniting himself with fans after a few weeks under Bray’s spell. This set up a match between Bray and Bryan. Surprisingly, Wyatt won the match clean in the middle of the ring.

Bryan had the best match of the night according to many reviews, but the DB backers were not happy with the lack of Dbry on the rest of the show so they basically turned on it. An audible portion of the WWE audience has been calling for Bryan to get his unfiltered moment of ultimate glory, but that moment did not come last night at the Royal Rumble last night when many fans expected the bearded hero to be the man to steal the show and be a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble match. Yet WWE had a different idea, and this conflict between what the fans were calling for and what the company was putting out became evidently clear.

These same rebellious fans chanted for Daniel Bryan during the WWE title bout between top stars John Cena and Randy Orton. Calling for Bryan for most of the match, this mob also yelled “this is awful” during the title match. Later in the night, many expected DB to appear in the 30 man Rumble match and when the number 30 entrant Rey Mysterio came out, the Pittsburgh crowd booed him furiously. They continued to catcall the match, and even chanted their disapproval when the returning Batista won the match.

Pro Wrestling Examiner’s Perspective: This Examiner agrees with the angry internet mob that is adopting the #YesMovement tag as their rallying flag for the bearded hero Daniel Bryan, yet it seems WWE knows this would happen. Maybe this playing out just as planned, but one thing is for sure, WWE RAW will be very interested tonight if WWE stays with direction that keeps Bryan away from the top of the card and how the audience responds. Join the discussion in the comment box below in the comment box with your socail media accounts. Read a full preview of tonight's WWE RAW here with the latest on developing on the first night of 'the road to Wrestlemania'.

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