Latest Masked Man Article – Vince loves Daniel Bryan

Curious what the Blog of Doomers think of this line from The Masked Man's most recent article on Grantland.
In their meeting with Maddox, Triple H and Steph asked if he'd talked to Vince and said that if Cena chose who they suspected, Vince might be upset. This is incredible on two levels. First, they were plainly alluding to Daniel Bryan, who until then had no legitimate claim to the SummerSlam main event, aside from widespread Internet speculation that Bryan was being penciled in for the match. They could have handled it in a more straightforward manner — with some kind of winking reference to online fans — but instead they just let the rumor mill be the entire backstory. Second, the entire sequence was based on the idea that Vince doesn't like Bryan, another Internet trope. Except this one isn't true — at all. Sure, Vince earned his reputation for favoring tall, brawny beach bodies, but he was also responsible for Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart (back when they were considered miniature), as well as Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero, and Chris Benoit. He may like oversize hero types, but he likes underdog stories just as much. So allow me to break some news for once: Vince loves Daniel Bryan. I know this because people with firsthand knowledge started telling me so 18 months ago. But more importantly, I know because Daniel Bryan is featured prominently on television every week and now he's going to headline SummerSlam. He was arguably the star of Money in the Bank, and undeniably the star of the weeks leading up to it. He's a headliner, and you can thank Vince for that.

Whoever said that Vince doesn't like Bryan?  I didn't even know this was a thing, aside from the TV character feeling that way.  

Match listing for latest Triple H set

Not bad. We get the Iron Man match. However, why give us that terrible LMS match with Shawn from the Rumble, but not the fantastic one with Jericho? I’d also like to see the 4 way between Cena, JBL, and Orton from Backlash 2008, I believe. Also, vs Hardy from No Mercy 2009. That was a great match. Either way, I’m really looking forward to the documentary.

Disc 1
The Game
Growing Up
Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Ninth Wonder of the World
Mick Foley
D-Generation X
DX vs. The Nation
The Rock
DX Returns
Torn and Rebuilt
Randy Orton
The Undertaker
Chief Operating Officer
A Unique Breed

Disc 2
Jean-Paul Levesque vs. Ricky Steamboat
WCW Saturday Night – 3rd September, 1994

Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Dude Love
One Night Only – September 1997

Iron Man Match for the WWE Championship
The Rock vs. Triple H
Judgment Day – 21st May, 2000

No Disqualification Match
Triple H vs. Kurt Angle
Unforgiven – 24th September, 2000

Disc 3
All Championships on the Line
Triple H & Stone Cold vs. The Undertaker & Kane
Backlash – 29th April, 2001

World Heavyweight Championship
Triple H vs. Rob Van Dam
RAW – 30th June, 2003

Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H
Royal Rumble – 25th January, 2004

Road to WrestleMania Tournament Match
Ric Flair vs. Triple H
RAW – 6th February, 2006

Return from Injury
Triple H vs. King Booker
SummerSlam – 26th August, 2007

Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship
Triple H vs. Randy Orton
No Mercy – 7th October, 2007

Non-Title Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Triple H
SmackDown – 21st November, 2008

Triple H vs. Chris Jericho
RAW – 30th November, 2009

Blu-ray Exclusives
No Disqualification / Career on the Line
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
WrestleMania 29 – 7th April, 2013

Motivation in High School
Hard Way In
Paul Scream
Diamond Cutter
Hunter Hearst Helmsley – The Name
Wild ‘n Crazy Guys
Evolution’s Fifth Member ??
Shawn’s Comeback
WrestleMania 26
Two Movies at Once
Commemorating the End
Worst Gas on the Planet
Candy Bar
Praising the Boss
Behind the Scenes – Photo Shoot
Behind the Scenes – WrestleMania 29 Weekend
Taping Wrists
The Levesque Game
King of Signs

Latest rumor regarding D-Bry

Rumor has it (evidently) that Chris Jericho and/or Daniel Bryan are going to turn heel at Payback. Curious as to what your thoughts are on turning the absolute hottest face in the company now, right on the verge of mega stardom. Just because it worked with the Rock doesn't mean it will work here. Does the crowd bite, just because they actually care about the character? Do they cheer anyway? Whattya think? Keep up the good work. Andy


ericho turning heel would be kind of a nothing move for him, and turning Bryan would be suicidally stupid for them.  Although he had ostensibly been a heel for most of the Hell No run and that didn't stop him from getting over as a babyface anyway.  
You know what they should do with Bryan?  Have him win the MITB briefcase to prove himself, and then challenge Cena at the end of the show and win that too, as the ultimate way of showing he's not the weak link.  Cena can squash Ryback in shockingly fast fashion to allow them to have a long match, too, just to really stack the odds against D-Bry.  

Tracklisting for latest Bret Hart DVD

This looks like a gang-busters release, personally. There’s a lot of stuff I haven’t seen that I’m really looking forward to.


A Real Privilege

Untapped Resources

My Backyard

2-out of-3 Falls Match for the British Commonwealth Jr. Heavyweight Championship
Bret Hart vs. Dynamite Kid
Stampede Wrestling • December 1978

World Tour

Bret Hart vs. Buzz Sawyer
Georgia Championship Wrestling • September 1979

A Lot of Promise

North American Heavyweight Championship Match
Bret Hart vs. Leo Burke
Stampede Wrestling • January 1983

The Best It Gets

Bret Hart vs. Dynamite Kid
Capital Centre • September 14, 1985


WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Hart Foundation vs. The Islanders
Philadelphia Spectrum • March 14, 1987

A Sign of Respect

Bret Hart vs. Andre the Giant
Milan, Italy • April 10, 1989

The Right Formula

Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect
Maple Leaf Gardens • April 23, 1989


This Is For Us

Hart Foundation vs. The Twin Towers
Duluth, Minnesota • May 17, 1989

The Greatest Super-Card of All-Time

Bret Hart vs. Tiger Mask II
WWE / New Japan / All Japan Wrestling Summit • April 13, 1990

Change of the Guard

Intercontinental Championship Match
Bret Hart vs. Ric Flair
New Haven, Connecticut • November 13, 1991

On the Threshold of Greatness

Bret Hart vs. Undertaker
Madison Square Garden • January 31, 1992

The Best Big Man

Bret Hart vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
Milan, Italy • April 25, 1993


Evolution at That Time

WWE Championship Match
Bret Hart vs. Diesel
King of the Ring • June 19, 1994


No Holds Barred
Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart
RAW • March 27, 1995


Bret Hart vs. Jean-Pierre Lafitte
In Your House • September 24, 1995

Time Off

Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
Sun City Superbowl • September 14, 1996

Simultaneously a Hero and a Rat

WWE Championship Match
Bret Hart vs. The Patriot
In Your House: Ground Zero • September 7, 1997

Wrestling Injured

WCW United States Championship Match
Bret Hart vs. Booker T
WCW Monday Nitro • January 25, 1999

Misjudging Sting

Semi-Finals Match for the WCW Championship
Bret Hart vs. Sting
WCW Mayhem • November 21, 1999

Trip Through Memory Lane


Dream Matches

Travel Schedule

Sleeping on a Plane

Survivor Series with Bob Backlund

Masked Man

Trumpet Sound

Customs with Owen

Lost at Sea

Prized Possession

Two of the Best in Japan

Super Skilled, Super Athletic

WWE Championship Match
Bret Hart vs. Yokozuna
White Plains, New York • November 29, 1993

Doing It Old School

Bret Hart & British Bulldog vs. Owen Hart & Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart
Albany, New York • October 19, 1994

A Good Soul

Bret Hart vs. Hakushi
RAW • July 24, 1995

Cement Truck

WWE Championship Match
Bret Hart vs. Vader
Friday Night’s Main Event • August 29, 1997

The Artist