Daniel Bryan is not only one of the most fascinating wrestlers to watch in the ring, he is fascinating to listen to outside of the ring. The WWE superstar sat down for a very revealing interview talking Shawn Michaels, his goals, road stories, and more.
Here are some of the highlights although I’d highly recommend taking the 23:18 and watching it in its entirety.
Bryan talks about giving Dean Malenko $500 to train him just before Malenko’s school closed. It would appear that Bryan lost that money according to the tone of the response. Ironically Dean is a WWE agent today so in a roundabout way, Malenko taught Bryan after all. In a not so roundabout way, he stole his $500. It should also be pointed out that Malenko took this money from Bryan when Daniel was a sophomore in high school. Bryan also goes on to say that Malenko was his hero growing up. Stay classy Dean!
Bryan talks about working at McDonalds in high school which is a bit ironic since Bryan today lives a vegan lifestyle.
Bryan says that when he started wrestling that he never thought he would make it to the WWE. He says that his ultimate goal when he broke into pro wrestling business was to become a big star in Japan. He said when it didn’t work out financially in Japan that he decided to try his luck with the WWE.
“I can be like Dean Malenko, I can’t be like The Rock.”
This is a fun interview and a real candid look at (in my opinion) the best wrestler in the world, Daniel Bryan. Thanks to http://WrestleChat.net for the tip!
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