On Talking Smack last night Daniel Bryan talked quite a bit about talent frustration over part timers taking WrestleMania card spots.
The former World Champion and Smackdown Live GM had a few things to say about the typical booking that allows legends to appear at WrestleMania and take spots the younger talent should rightfully get.
After AJ Styles and Baron Corbin poked fun at John Cena’s part time schedule. Daniel offered the following thoughts on the topic
“I had this issue when I was a full time wrestler, and I still kind of have this issue today.”
Bryan then followed this up by noting how guys like Dean Ambrose work 99% of the live events in the year, and then when WrestleMania time comes they are brushed aside so that part timers can come in and take the top WrestleMania spots.
“Around WrestleMania time, all these people who are part-timers come in and they take the best spots at WrestleMania”
When it comes to Cena, however, Bryan feels different. When talking about John. Bryan said he feels differently about him, and that he doesn’t deserve the criticism over his schedule because Cena has “worked harder than anybody else.” Bryan went on to say that he has more of an understanding of the part time schedule since he is on the managerial side of things in WWE now, and that he wants to put on big events with special attractions. But he did say he wants to see more of a mix, and utilize the full-time guys better.
It’s hard to argue with a lot of what Daniel is saying. Full time talent deserve the big spots, and Cena has in fact worked harder than anyone else for the better half of a decade and a half.
It’ll be interesting to see if Bryam gets backlash from said part-timers, and if WWE decide to take action on it.