Daniel Bryan Speaks On His First Year In WWE, MITB Victory


Current WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan recently spoke to “The Game” for an interview with ESPN.com. Below are some highlights:

What’s it like to be in your first WWE video game? “I’m really, really excited. I don’t play a lot of video games, but I started playing a little more recently because the guys on the road are always bringing their Xboxes with them. And seeing the new WWE video games, man, they’re so cool because I haven’t played video games since I was a little kid, so when I play ‘WWE All-Stars’ and I see the graphics for all of these characters, it’s just unreal. I really can’t wait to be in my first video game.”

From NXT to the Nexus incident to winning Money in the Bank and now being in a video game, what has this wild ride been like for you the last year and a half or so? “It’s been crazy. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. I came to NXT and they called me a rookie and I lost every match. Then we did the first night of Nexus and it went really well but I got let go. Then I got rehired and was in the main event of SummerSlam last year. Then I won the U.S. championship but I wasn’t on TV very much, and then I was drafted to Smackdown, and once I got drafted to Smackdown, things have gone really well. Winning Money in the Bank at the last pay-per-view was definitely the highlight of my career.”

What’s it like to be in a crazy match like that with people getting slammed off of, and even through ladders? “It’s pretty brutal and I was sore for about the next week and a half, but when you’re out there, you have so much adrenaline, especially when you have a crowd like that. That Chicago crowd was just amazing the entire night. They were so amped to see John Cena and CM Punk that it just carried over to the rest of the show. And that adrenaline just helps push you through all of those bumps and falls and being hit with ladders and all of that crazy stuff that happens. It doesn’t stop the pain completely, but it makes it hurt less.”

Check out the complete interview online at ESPN.com.

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