YES! YES! YES!
Daniel Bryan has changed WWE. At WrestleMania 28, the loud Daniel Bryan lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Sheamus in just 18 seconds. Since winning the World Title, Bryan would constantly jump around chanting “Yes! Yes! World Champion! Yes!” as the arrogant champion craftily retained his championship after every title defense.
After his loss at WrestleMania, the former champion was not chanting… but the fans of the WWE Universe were. The following night on Raw, the fans in Miami roared throughout the night with their own “Yes! Yes! Yes!” chants. This trend is still going on.
Daniel Bryan, although taking the role of a jerk, is still cheered by fans due to his incredible mat-based skills and in tribute by those who followed his career long before entering WWE. Younger fans still hated the crafty superstar, however all that changed. Somehow, by being the biggest loser at WrestleMania, Bryan and his antics have become the most popular, surpassing the erratic antics of Santino, Ryder, and even legends like “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
How did this happen? He did it by simply repeating one word over and over.
Now fans chant it for everything. From interrupting promos to back-and-forth punches between fan-favorites and fan-hated, replacing the “yay-boo” cries. Now, it has replaced “What?” during promos and the “Whooo” shouted during the classic chops once thrown by the legendary Ric Flair. Daniel Bryan hit it big. He is destined to follow the greatness once achieved by Edge, being so outlandishly and arrogantly loud, that fans want more of it.
Daniel Bryan has already obtained a loyal fanbase through a decade of wrestling before entering WWE. Now that he has, his ability in the ring and on the mic will be seen by the millions and millions of fans around the world.
Congratulations to Daniel Bryan, future WWE Hall of Famer.