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WNZ Open Season: Bellas And Bryan: ’17 HOF Headliners?

I would venture a guess and say I will not be the first, or only, person throwing this out, whether it be Daniel Bryan by himself, or with Brie and Nikki going in as well. I know there were plenty of folks who thought there was a better than decent chance that WWE would do with him, what it did for Edge-put him in the Hall of Fame at the first chance they had. Obviously, that did not happen, so what about next year?

I can make a case for their induction, and against it. And for this, I will of course do both and then see what my readers all think about it. So without delay, here we go…

Yes they should:

This one is somewhat easy. At some point, all three will eventually go in. That is almost undeniable. Each of them has left a lasting impression on the WWE Universe, significant enough to warrant their inclusion. And, for a company who has to worry about shareholders and earnings reports, they want big ratings whenever they can get it. Putting these three out there as the headliners for 2017 ought to deliver pretty good ratings, or in WWE’s case, Network subscriptions. In this respect, the move is a no-brainer.

No they shouldn’t:

I am not saying they shouldn’t ever go in. As I said before, all three are locks to get inducted. But, just as 2016 was too soon for Daniel, so too is 2017-for any of them. I’ve already thrown out a bunch of names for an early guess at the Class of 2017, and I didn’t include any of Bryan, Brie or Nikki. Part of it was because I already had this story in mind, but part of it-a big part-was because I think it’s just too soon. Look, I know I mentioned Edge before as a comparable case, but while Daniel might be more popular than Edge, or may have been bigger at his peak, I see Edge as somewhat more accomplished. It could be a perception thing though, so that’s not a point I will defend to the death. What I will say? If they were going to put him in quickly, they would have done so already, I think. And, I think there are more immediately deserving talents, both men and women, that warrant induction before any of this trio. Sometimes, you just have to wait.

Plus, if they wanted to make it really huge, I think WWE would eye a future WrestleMania for either Arizona or Washington, and let them enjoy a hometown reception. Not entirely out of the question, though if it’s going to take a decade to pull that off, then I doubt they wait.

I will allow one caveat here. That being, God forbid, the medical news Daniel received that forced his retirement. If it is worse than just really bad concussions, and he’s going downhill, then his induction gets accelerated.

I can, however, say one thing with a high degree of certainty. These are three inductions I will look forward to with great anticipation.

WNZ readers, what do you think?

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  • Jon Harris

    the bella twins have done nothing to get into the hall of fame period so they should not go in at all but if they do it won’t be for like 5 to 10 years if at all

  • Jon Harris

    bryan should go in by himself next year period and only him

    • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn


  • Jon Harris

    fans would s— on the hall of fame if the bella twins went in it at all

  • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn

    Bella’s in the HOF?!?!?!? John you started the weed smoking party a day to early didn’t you. But I understand every day is 4/20.

  • Bite Me You Loser

    Difference between Edge and Bryan are while D Bry was popular, Edge pretty much won every title and was the first/only to win MITB/Royal Rumble and King of the Ring. He retired as World Champ and that pushed him to the front of the line in the next HOF. Bryan will get his turn to shine soon.

    • JMD

      I agree with you. It’s why in my projected class of ’17, D-Bry isn’t in my listing. but i figured it’s worth discussing as I see merits for all.

  • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Daniel Bryan is the headliner for next year’s HOF. The Bella Twins shouldn’t get in with Bryan. They can wait for their moment. I thought when Macho Man was going to get inducted, Miss Elizabeth would get in as well but that didn’t happen.

    • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn

      Bella’s don’t deserve it lol

      • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????

        You know they’re getting in regardless of what we think lol.

        • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn

          if they do go in they better be in their 50s

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