(Yeah, it's another Bryan love thread. Deal with it. Feel free to move this.) The date was November 18, 2012, the day that shook the wrestling world forever, according to Michael Cole. During a triple-threat title match three unknowns from NXT invaded and threw Ryback through a table in vicious fashion. Throughout the next few months these three guys who felt betrayed by the system leaving them down in developmental for so long banded together to take out several top guys by themselves. Ryback. Sheamus. Orton. Big Show. Even John Cena. WWE has drilled into us that all these guys have superhuman strength and they can easily take guys out 1-on-3, but yet they're no match for the combined power of the Shield. Eventually they start banding together and taking these guys on 3-on-3, but even then these superpowers are no match for these three disgruntled anti-heroes from NXT. Meanwhile in a separate part of the WWE Universe, Kane and Daniel Bryan are embarking on a 250 day title reign. Fans are eating up this team's bickering and especially loving the goofy man-child like personality of Daniel Bryan, but there was something amiss. Whenever they lost non-title matches, Daniel Bryan was getting pinned. Throughout the majority of their wins, Kane was finishing the opponent. The fans were becoming irritated with Bryan being the "weak link" of the group, while Bryan became more and more irritated by the week... and then he snapped. After months and months of pent-up-frustration, Daniel Bryan took out the dominant Shield by himself, something Sheamus, Orton, Ryback, and many others have failed to do. Bryan estabilished himself as a force to be reckoned with, and the crowd couldn't control themselves in excitement. Thi and one of the biggest stars in wrestling in years. So, do you think the Shield was really built up over the last few months to make a star out of Daniel Bryan? (And themselves in the process?) If so, holy cow. We just saw long-term planning, good booking, and quality writing from WWE for the first time in forever. Applause to you Creative, keep it up.