Daniel Bryan On His Favorite Wrestling Moment, WWE 2K19

Daniel Bryan spoke with Brandon Collymore for a new interview. Here are the highlights (transcript via Wrestling Inc):

Being the focus of WWE 2K19’s Showcase Mode:

“I’m really excited about the Showcase Mode and I’m featured in the Showcase Mode. Because you get to be Bryan Danielson wrestling John Cena in 2003. It’s a very unique version of me and I think I’m wearing white trunks and kick pads. I wrestled Jamie Nobel not too long after that and the crowd was chanting, ‘tighty whiteys.’ because they looked like underwear. So it’s really cool, you get to transition into that, me being in NXT, me in WWE, getting fired, me being rehired up to me being forced to retire […] and me coming back. So I think all of that is really cool and really comes back to this idea of their idea of ‘never say never.’ This Showcase Mode got taken away a few years ago and fans really wanted it back cause it’s a really awesome thing to go through somebody’s entire career and so that got brought back at the same time I got brought back which is just a little think.”

His favorite wrestling moment:

“I think my favorite moment actually happened in KeyArena and it was even me wrestling. They were doing a championship ceremony with Randy Orton and John Cena where they were unifying the titles. It was supposed to be all about Randy Orton and John Cena but the Seattle crowd just chanted ‘Daniel Bryan’ through the whole thing. That’s super cool, but that’s not the reason why I love it most because that was the last time my dad got to see me wrestle before he died. So it was really cool because after that, it was the last segment on the show and afterward my dad ran up to the barricade and I got to give him a big hug and he was with his boss, right? So not only did he get to see it, but his boss got to see it and his boss’ wife was like, ‘This is Daniel Bryan’s dad!’ My dad’s why like me so he’s like, ‘Ah stop it’ and people were walking up to him like, ‘Can we get your autograph?’ and he signed it: ‘Buddy Danielson, Daniel Bryan’s dad.’ So he told me about it and how special it was but when I really knew it was special to him was when he told it to my sister and my sister was like, ‘Dad just talked about it for forty-five minutes about how — because he had never gotten to see me get that kind of reaction before — and I think as a father and me as a father now it’s like that holds a special place in my heart.”