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ECW Original Talks About Daniel Bryan’s Popularity, Hornswoggle Getting New Muppets Tattoos

– Hornswoggle got another Muppets tattoo over the weekend and says he has plans to get at least 1 tattoo every week for the next month. Here’s his latest ink:

Hornswoggle tattoo

– ECW Original Steve Corino recently spoke with the Shining Wizards podcast and discussed Daniel Bryan’s popularity:

“We over-think sometimes as fans. I watch Raw and Smackdown as a fan. I never try to over-analyze and say they’re doing this or that wrong. There is no doubt that Daniel Bryan is so over, right? But, you don’t think WWE knows this? You don’t think a money making machine like WWE doesn’t see what’s going on? I think us as wrestling fans want Daniel Bryan to be in that main event spot right now, whereas the WWE says we’re making money off this guy right now. Let’s string it along and see how far we can go because we’re going to need a main event for Wrestlemania 31. Stone Cold Steve Austin was over at King Of The Ring 1996, but go back and see how long it took him, as they strung him along, and people wanted to cheer, and they were cheering him at Survivor Series 1996 with Bret (Hart). They were cheering him in every match, and finally they did the turn and put the rocket up his ass a little bit after WrestleMania 13 and he didn’t get the belt until the next WrestleMania, so you have a year and a half where they knew he was over and he was going to make big money for them and they just took their time, and I think that’s what they’re doing here with Daniel. They know he’s over and he’s not going anywhere. Think about how genius it was putting him with The Wyatt family for 3 weeks. They literally turn him heel and the crowd said no way. The fans feel like Bryan is one of them and he is doing everything they would do if they were wrestlers. I think it’s great. To me, if I’m Vince McMahon or Triple H or Stephanie McMahon, I have it in my mind how Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk is my main event for WrestleMania 31.”

  • The Killswitch

    A superstar should be pushed because he draws and is a good worker. A superstar does not draw or produce good work because he is pushed. Take Ryback for example: he was entertaining as an “unstoppable force,” was insanely popular, and everyone loved to watch him win because he was pushed this way. Then he lost PPV after PPV where it mattered in title matches, and everyone realized he wasn’t good. He was just made to look like he was. Bryan, on the other hand, lost time after time in NXT season one. He was also the most popular character, after having been eliminated (by himself, no less). Fast forward to 2013, where he loses to Orton in unfair ways, and hasn’t lost a single ounce of momentum with the fans. He was pushed because WWE realizes how popular he is on his own right, and will reward him eventually for having done so.

    I fear the same will happen to the Shield or The Wyatt Family. They’re both being pushed insanely, but I really like what they’re doing individually, particularly Dean and Bray. I feel they’re being pushed to be made to look good, and that backwards logic that I presented earlier will only bury them if they aren’t truly decent on their own rights. Time will tell.

  • Steve Garrou

    Corino is smart, the “E” is smart. Have faith and get off the hate train. A billion dollar marketing machine wouldn’t intentionally do something wrong — they’ll make the fans think they are and at the end of the day, everyone will sit back and say “WHOA! that was AWESOME!”


  • Sorry Corino, but I do not for second think that is really why Bryan isn’t in the main event spot.