People are screaming from the rooftops about this mythical gimmick he apparently portrayed in the past however it's just that a complete myth, the best Bryan Danielson is the one without a gimmick. That is how he spent the majority of his days throughout the independant scene, he never attempted to stand out like the arrogant Aries or psychotic Steen have done on the same stage. That was his greatest charm, he was someone who didn't require fireworks or colourful trunks, he was simply the best technical wrestler on the planet. Look at the most notable aspects of him, he sung along with the final countdown as a heel or face, he had till 5 as a heel or face he always obeyed the code of honor no matter what his allignment was. So 2 questions, why are people seemingly obsessed with "Bad ass Bryan"? Why do you feel this would be better than going back to his gimmickless self without offering him his signature mannerisms?