Mark Madden: WWE Won’t Pay Brock Lesnar Enough And Don’t Think Daniel Bryan Is Over

Opinionated freelance wrestling analyst and former WCW announcer Mark Madden was a guest on Jim Ross’ podcast this view and shared a few backstage rumblings he has heard from his connections in the business relating to Brock Lesnar and Daniel Bryan.



On Lesnar, it is not certain whether he plans to stick around after WrestleMania 31, and many feel he wants another shot at fighting in the UFC. Regardless of the future, Madden stated that WWE could have used Lesnar for more dates during this current run if they had paid his going rate…

One thing I would do if I were WWE is…I don’t know what it would take to keep Brock but i’d pay him. I know for a fact that Brock would be working more now if they just pay him his ‘per date.’ They’ve been hesitant to do that. He’s told them that he would be available for more work if they just paid him the same per date. They need to do that because I think what the Royal Rumble showed is he is by far their most over performer….maybe right there with Daniel Bryan.

Speaking of the bearded one, Madden also provided insight into how WWE consensus is that Daniel’s “YES!” chant is the thing that’s really over with fans, not the man himself…

I look at Daniel Bryan and I look at the way he was treated at the Rumble (on Sunday) and really barely being in there, and no matter how many times the fans cheer him and chant ‘YES’…they (WWE) don’t believe in him. That’s obvious and i’ve heard that from the inside as well. WWE management doesn’t believe in him and they’ve convinced themselves that Bryan isn’t what’s over..that the ‘YES’ chant is what’s over and that’s obviously insane.

Do you think Mark Madden’s claims are accurate, or is he way off the mark?

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