Cheap Popcast #71 – Goodbye Daniel Bryan, NXT Next Women’s Matches, & Lucha Undercover


Dave, Hank, Chris, and Brett discuss Daniel Bryan’s emotional retirement and what it means for wrestling before discussing the state of NXT’s Women’s division, Lucha Underground’s new debut teases, and much more!


QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What’s your favorite Daniel Bryan (or Bryan Danielson) memory?

8 thoughts on “Cheap Popcast #71 – Goodbye Daniel Bryan, NXT Next Women’s Matches, & Lucha Undercover

  1. My favourite D-Bry moment would have to be his Steel Cage match against Bray Wyatt in a 2014 episode of RAW.Bryan went from a depressed guy in a blue jumpsuit to kicking the shit out of Bray Wyatt in less than five seconds. As RAW goes off the air,Bryan is sitting on top of the cage and doing the “YES” chant with basically the entire crowd. That moment got me all excited the first time I saw it and will probably be in WWE’s video packages until the end of time! Bryan was a great ring worker and surprisingly good on mic especially during his heel era. I will truly miss him.

  2. I still like the occupy Raw where he, a crowd of supporters and the entire audience all chanted and demanded a title shot at Wrestlemania.

  3. Both of the above moments were great. As was him winning the main event of WrestleMania 30. But my favorite moment was a small one. It was on the post TLC 2011 RAW when WWE Champion CM Punk, United States Champion Zack Ryder and World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan opened RAW. Three fan favorites all holding championship gold.

  4. I was at th Occupy Raw episode. I was sitting directly left of the hard camera. They cleared out the crowd directly right of the hard camera, and I saw them in the tunnel where the teams come out putting on Daniel Bryan shirts. If I’d been sitting like ten seats to the right I would’ve been in the crowd!

    Even so it was still amazing to be in that crowd. When he got his match with Triple H I cheered, but when he said “Actually…. That’s not ALL we want” I lost my fucking mind. The moment he said that I knew what was about to happen, I could see the end of Wrestlemania 30, and I Yes!-ed so hard I almost passed out/cried.

  5. I was at the Rumble last year when he was eliminated. You could feel the air come out of the building and I never saw a match just die like that in person. It was a moment I will never forget. Sorry it was not a better one, but it is more of a personal experience for me. He had so many great matches from ROH on, that it was impossible to think of one the stood out over the others,

  6. Favorite Daniel Bryan moment: December 9th, 2013. HHH in the ring with former WWE and World champs trying to promote the unification match between Cena and Orton. The fans chant “Daniel Bryan” relentlessly, completely derailing the segment. The genuine, beaming smile that spread across D-Bry’s face brought tears to my eyes. The love and appreciation the fans had for him could no longer be ignored. Vince would have to take notice.

    By the way, really appreciate the Lucha Underground talk. I don’t have El Rey and am relying on uploads to YouTube and Daily Motion to catch up. Great show. I was lucky enough Fenix, Drago, and Aero Star team up for Chikara’s King of Trios tournament last September. They were billed as Team AAA and amazed everyone the whole weekend. The finals saw them defeat the Bullet Club (AJ Styles and the Young Bucks) in an incredible match (here’s a highlight video i found: Terrible soundtrack, great action). So happy to have found them in prominent roles on Lucha Underground.

  7. It easily has to be Wrestlemania XXX he beat Triple H, Batista, and Randy Orton clean on the same night the confetti It was easily the best part of Wrestlemania that year and one of the best Wrestlemania main events ever (which in my opinion made up for Taker losing the streak that mania)

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