There's a reason why I don't care for the concept put forth in Eric Bischoff's book - "Controversy Creates Cash". There are so many examples of people trying to cash in on their stupidity or jackarse behavior, but end up with little to show for it or lose it all. So now we have this gentlemen trying to play kayfabe fanatic calling for the WWE to drop Daniel Bryan from the roster to punish the fans for hijacking the shows and not going along with what creative feeds them --http://www.rantsports.com/pro-wrestling/2014/02/02/wwe-should-suspend-daniel-bryan-if-his-fans-continue-to-cause-controversy/
Of course, the idea of dumping Daniel Bryan had been tried before, when the Nexus was born, and he was fired for choking Justin Roberts with his own tie. The crowd chanted for Bryan for months until WWE caved and brought him back before his no compete clause expired so TNA couldn't sign him. If WWE tried that again, not only would it severely backfire where the crowd won't shut up, the very thing this author wrote about fans chanting for Bryan for three hours straight WOULD guarantee it happening and induce a potential riot. It's obvious he doesn't like Daniel Bryan nor CM Punk, which is fine. But trying to force people to conform to the storylines you're pushing on a live broadcast is doomed to failure. You might as well go to taped shows and taped shows only where you can dub bogus crowd reactions throughout...only problem is, people are smart enough now to know when those are faked.
[ADD: Someone made a good point - go back to Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg WM20 - not the video release, but the video as it was broadcast live. Hear that crowd? Just think how the main event at WM30 will go if the WWE gives the fans a match they aren't interested in.]
But who is this Brian Anderson guy? He's an NBA columnist. And the common thread with his articles is that the fans are ruining wrestling. And shortly after he posted that article, he began seeking some podcast to book him as a guest --
Brian Anderson @MrAnderson035 6h
If any @wwe #fans want to debate on podcast about Daniel Bryan, contact me ! Here's the article -- http://www.rantsports.com/pro-wrestling/2014/01/30/daniel-bryans-fanbase-is-ruining-wwe-programming/
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Someone soon answered him that he was in an extremely tiny minority --
Piffin the Penguin @PiffinThe 3h
@MrAnderson035 @WWE just letting you know how much hate you're getting http://www.wrestlingforum.com/general-wwe/1114897-daniel-bryans-fan-base-ruining-wwe-read-article-inside.html
But the response he made revealed the true motive of why he wrote the column --
Brian Anderson @MrAnderson035
@PiffinThe @WWE I know lol IT'S INSANEEEEE I'm the most hated man in the WWE Universe ! It's all good I'm getting views that was the goal :)
I considered debating him, but now we could see through him --
mark flay @FlayMark 3h
@MrAnderson035 @PiffinThe @WWE so basically you wrote an idiotic article on purpose to get views. Nice trolling.
Furious STLWC Webmst @stlwc 2h
@MrAnderson035 @PiffinThe if you don't even believe the crap you wrote and did it for pageviews I'm not gonna waste my time.
So in truth, this column was written for no other reason than trolling and make himself famous. Even though this just exposed that he doesn't really believe what he wrote.
Brian Anderson @MrAnderson035 2h
@stlwc @PiffinThe why do you have to be disrespectful ? I believe what I wrote but like I said my aim was to stir controversy.
Brian Anderson @MrAnderson035 2h
@stlwc @PiffinThe don't waste your time I'm sure a more popular podcast will eat this up. People all over are dying to get after me
Hopefully no one important takes the bait feeding this troll...cause it's clear what's going on here. And one wonders why journalists are so universally despised. There's a lot of wrestling talent that bust their butts in the ring where podcast hosts would be doing them a service helping build their following so they could possibly be the next Daniel Bryan or CM Punk.