In a new interview with the Sporting News, Daniel Bryan had a lot to say, here are some highlights
on rumors that he won’t wrestle again
Yeah! It was interesting because Brie called me. I was visiting my sister. I was with my sister in Pennsylvania — she lives amongst a bunch of Amish people and Mennonites, stuff like that. Brie calls me and says, “Hey, did you say something about not wrestling again?” And I said no. She goes it’s all over my Instagram feed or Twitter feed or whatever it was. I was like huh? She said “do you think WWE released something that said you weren’t going to wrestle any more?” I said I don’t know, that’s crazy that they wouldn’t have at least talked to me about it before that. Then I went on my Twitter and checked and there was this fake interview with my hometown Aberdeen, Washington radio station or something like that and the interview never happened. Some people just have too much time on their hands. It was all over my Twitter. I don’t put a lot of stock into social media but the nice thing is that something like that comes out and a bunch of people are talking about it that at least you can go on there and squash it and say that’s a fake interview. That’s not real.
on Bret Hart
I wasn’t surprised. But different people have different circumstances. His circumstances were different from my circumstances. It’s just one of those things where people only know their own reality. That goes for me, it goes for you, it goes for anybody. If you think you know what somebody else is going through, odds are you probably don’t. So, it doesn’t hurt my feelings he said that. I just think he doesn’t know the situation.
on IC Title, Cesaro
Yeah. Something like that. Also the idea of having a different title that is meant for someone like Cesaro who is one fire right now but isn’t necessarily in a story with anybody. One of the hard things for me to watch — I thought Battleground was really good but why was Cesaro not on that show? He wasn’t in a featured match on that show because he doesn’t have anybody he’s in a story with or anything like that. That’s what I wanted the Intercontinental Championship to be was something he could get, these guys who don’t get the opportunity to be involved in a lot of stories. They’d get to be involved in a story and whatever happens at the end of it, whoever wins and loses, that we’re both better off because of it.
on Steve Austin calling him about his work style
So, it’s interesting because Steve Austin actually called me. He’s such a great guy and cares about my health and that sort of thing. He was like you have to change your style because of this and that or whatever. And Brie has told me you have to change your style. (laughs) Everybody has told me you have to change your style. So, the reality is I will change my style but I would have changed my style even if I hadn’t had injuries. To me, part of the fun of this is evolving and creating and all that kind of stuff and doing stuff new. I’ve actually been working on stuff mentally as far as doing things differently. It’s fun and exciting for me. The frustrating part is when you come up with these ideas, because wrestling has always been my creative outlet, is coming up with these ideas and then not being able to do them. (laughs) I came up with these ideas and then, well, come Friday and Saturday I’m still at home gardening. You know what I mean? (laughs) Don’t get me wrong — I love gardening. When you really want to get out there and express yourself and that’s how you’ve expressed yourself ever since you were a teenager, it’s very difficult. It gets frustrating.
Tags: Bret Hart, Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, Steve Austin