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Daniel Bryan fans shouldn't put up with insulting "toss a smark a bone" WWE booking

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Don't believe the lip service! I highly doubt that Vince McMahon plans to give Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler a genuine opportunity to steal the show at WrestleMania 31.

Dolph Ziggler: Can he steal the show at WrestleMania 31 with just ten minutes at his disposal?
Dolph Ziggler: Can he steal the show at WrestleMania 31 with just ten minutes at his disposal?
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In a take that I agreed with, PWInsider.com's Dave Scherer blamed Sunday's Royal Rumble match fiasco on Vince McMahon's hubris. Vince arrogantly believed that all he had to do to get the smarks in attendance to forget about their beloved Daniel Bryan and cheer his chosen one Roman Reigns instead was to have mainstream superstar The Rock magically appear and endorse his "cousin".

Even with that plan backfiring to hilarious proportions, Vince McMahon's hubris shows no signs of abating. Despite a few babies throwing their toys out of their prams when Daddy didn't give them the result they wanted, the WWE Network finally surpassed the one million subscriber mark just two days after Mr. McMahon flipped WWE's hardcore fans the bird. Clearly, he was right all along about Daniel Bryan and isn't out of touch whatsoever!

But how do you get those jabroni fans to shut their mouths and know their role, whilst simultaneously putting Bryan back in the WrestleMania 31 midcard where he deserves to be?

WWE management believes they have come up with a rather ingenious solution! Have fellow fan favourite struggler Dolph Ziggler go on Twitter and lobby for a match with Bryan where they'll stick it to those in authority by stealing the show from the undercard.

Ugh, such insulting "toss a smark a bone" booking! Instead of pushing Bryan as the company's strong number three babyface (hey, I'm being realistic here), we'll just put in him a meaningless hardcore fan wet dream match and pay lip service to giving them the opportunity to tear the house down.

It's lip service because WWE management doesn't see these two on a par with Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker, so never in a million years are they going to be given half an hour to have a five star match. They'd be extremely lucky to get half that time.

That's because the sixth most important match on a WrestleMania card inevitably gets shortchanged for time when the show is laid out. History suggests that Dolph and Bryan will get about ten minutes to strut their stuff. Enough time to have a good match? Sure, but not enough to have a performance that would show up the real main eventers like Triple H, The Undertaker and Roman Reigns.

And that's exactly the way Vince McMahon wants it. If you're a Daniel Bryan fan, then I personally wouldn't put up with such demeaning treatment. He's playing you for a fool.