Daniel Bryan On Why Talks With WWE Over New Contract Is Taking Longer Than Expected

Daniel Bryan spoke with Foxsports.com.au to talk about various topics. Here are the highlights.

Talks with WWE over his new contract:

“There’s a couple of things like [how much time I get to spend with my family]. This is the first time in my career, ever – the thing that’s taking so long with all of it is I’ve never hired a lawyer before to look at a contract, so this is the first time I’ve done it, so it just takes longer than usual [Laughs]. My last contract I think I signed in 2012. So then, I wasn’t married – Brie and I were together, but I wasn’t married – so you’re just trying to get all of your ducks in a row, especially because I’m older, and married, and have a baby. It’s the responsibility and it’s crazy because a lot of us as WWE superstars, we end up not getting lawyers to look at our contracts, we just look at it and go ‘oh, ok, what’s this number, what’s this number? Oh fine, whatever,’ without reading the fine print.”

Facing The Miz at SummerSlam:

“A lot of people have said that to me. There’s two shows that can contend for second-biggest for WWE throughout the year – SummerSlam and Royal Rumble. And now there’s some other huge events that we’ve been doing, like the show in Australia, so it’s like that’s now muddying the waters as to what are our biggest shows. We just did a show in Saudi Arabia (The Greatest Royal Rumble) in front of, I don’t know how many thousands of people. And they’re hoping for 70,000 people in Australia. So at what point does SummerSlam or Royal Rumble no longer become the second-biggest show of the year, and now why wouldn’t you say, ‘why don’t you save this match for Australia, in front of 70,000 people, the first time we’re doing a show of this size in Australia’? So there’s always room to say ‘you could have saved it for this, or saved it for that’. I think SummerSlam is a perfectly acceptable place for it to happen because for me as a kid, I actually liked SummerSlam more than I liked WrestleMania. And I have a lot of fun history at SummerSlam too.”