DAVE’S 12 BEST OF 2012.
DAY 3: Superstar of the Year.
In a year that literally saw everything - year-long title reigns, men having several MOTY-worthy matches, and several young stars be seen on the cusp of breaking out in both WWE and TNA - one man shined above them all.
YES! YES! YES! Wait - I mean NO! NO! NO! The Superstar of the Year for 2012 (as chosen by me) is none other than Daniel Bryan. He’s the MVP in all of wrestling; Teflon against everything. He managed to get words of agreement and decline over as catchphrases, grew an amazing beard that we all are jealous of, had some of the most entertaining segments on television, and was involved in great matches against Sheamus, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Kane, and Dolph Ziggler to name a few.
As World Champion, Daniel proved the non-believers wrong by having as strong a title run as one can. He survived the 18-second debacle at WrestleMania 28 to have the fans rally behind him. Got driven mad enough to take anger management classes (…shut up, Harold), wrestled clinics every week and on PPV, and even made hugging something you wanted to see in a WWE ring.
And for that, I say that Daniel Bryan is the undisputed Superstar of the Year for 2012. Because once you go Bryan…there’s no point in tryin’!
Extremely well said.