Well, The WWE accomplished their goal. They got people talking, good AND bad, about NXT. I just don't like it that they had to insult both us fans and Bryan Danielson to get that done.
And I do agree that putting Danielson with Shawn Michaels would have made more sense. The Miz is a nobody that in time people will forget about. Will that jackass be remembered 20 years from now? Most likely not. Sure he is a dual champion right now but in time, people will forget all about him once his career is over.
Bryan Danielson will be a big star no matter what happens. He may not make it in WWE. I hope he does but if not, I am sure ROH will welcome him back and like one other person said on here, he may take a couple of WWE fans with him. Just look at all of the other guys WWE dropped the ball on... Steve Kiern, Steve Armstrong, Tracy Smothers, AL SNOW, Shane Douglas, need I go on? These guys should have been huge stars for WWE/WWE and they were not. Why? WWF/WWE didn't get their hands on them first.
WWE has an odd "policy" of making guys that worked elsewhere before WWE look really bad. Sure there have been a few exceptions but not many. Notable ones are Big Show and Chris Jericho. But, on average, "indy" guys don't fare well in WWE. And they look really bad.
Problem is that WWE can't stand it when a wrestler is a star somewhere else because they really do have it in their minds that you can't be a star unless you work for WWE. And to me, that sucks. I know you have to have confidence in your product but that is carrying it a little too far.