Beloved three-time WWE champion Daniel Bryan went to his first ever hockey game Sunday. Bryan flew to Brooklyn for the New York Islanders home opener against the Anaheim Ducks at Barclays Center. There was good reason.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Islanders have celebrated wins by gathering at center ice, pointing their index fingers skyward, and pumping their arms up and down while the crowd chants “YES! YES! YES!”
In I-can’t-believe-I’m-actually-writing-about-this news, Sunday night at the SILVERDOME — err, I’m sorry the Superdome — WWE held their own Superbowl of Superbowls: Wrestlemania. And because it was the 30th anniversary, it was extra super. Stone Cold came back and drank some beers with The Rock, The Undertaker got his ass unmercilessly kicked by Brock Lesnar, and Triple HHH did something narcissistic again. That last one’s not special.
Arguably the most special moment was when a former independent wrestler, the very bearded Daniel Bryan, won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship over DC’s own Batista and Randy Orton. Bryan is tiny and shouts “yes!” a lot and everyone loves him.
From where did he summon this mighty power though? Obviously, from the video they showed before the championship match, in which a younger Bryan high-fives a guy in a white Capitals jersey.
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