The Royal Rumble Prediction Machine: Mike & Josh Predict the First WWE Pay-Per-View of 2014

Mike Killam

DANIEL BRYAN vs. BRAY WYATT

wwe tribute to the troopsIsenberg: Surprisingly enough, this match will be one that has emphasis on details over anything else. How is it going to be booked? Will Daniel Bryan have to "overcome" the Wyatt Family to beat Bray? I think the chemistry between the two guys is going to be so smooth and efficient. Daniel Bryan needs to pick up a win and head into the Royal Rumble match, potentially winning it. Bray seems to lose time and time again, along with Harper and Rowan, but that does not stop them from being interesting to me. Whenever WWE finds their next feud, I can easily see tag team gold around their waists. Personally, I would have waited until Elimination Chamber for this match. Give it a full month, not 2-3 weeks, to create something interesting. WINNER: DANIEL BRYAN

Killam: This match, and maybe this entire program is a red herring. It's a lesson in how WWE can get Daniel Bryan out of the main event, but keep him incredibly popular. Let's take him out of the Rumble match, publicly, put him in a totally different program so people disassociate him with the title and… well, we'll just have to see, won't we? Don't get me wrong, this has been a great program. Everyone involved is over. The Wyatt Family loses week after week – at least on Raw, it seems – but it hasn't mattered one bit, because wins and losses don't matter when the program is good. But in the end, I don't think this is last we see of Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble, win or lose. WINNER: DANIEL BRYAN

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