Daniel Bryan recently did an interview with The Miami Herald to promote WWE’s Battleground Pay-Per-View, where he spoke among others, about his long journey to make it to the top.
Bryan on being in the main event and not being an overnight star:
It’s been a lot of fun, and it’s just surreal,” Bryan said. “It feels like yesterday I was wrestling at the armories in front of 200, 300 people. Now being in these big stories in WWE and main eventing pay-per-views, I’ve main evented every show I’ve been on the last two months, it’s pretty surreal, and to do it in front of large crowds on such big shows, it’s awesome. Some things happen overnight, but my rise to the top has not. It’s been a very slow, gradual buildup. So the surprises to me is where this journey has kind of ended up, not like this rush of, ‘OK, yesterday I was wrestling in an armory and today I’m main eventing [a WWE pay-per-view].’ It’s been a process to get here, but that’s the fun for me.
On enjoying the experience:
The goal for me is not the destination. The goal is to enjoy the journey, because this is an incredible experience to get to do something that not many people in this world get to do. I get to travel the world and see things and do things and go out to wrestle in front of amazing audiences. It’s special, and the important part to me is to enjoy the ride.
On the possibility of Brie and himself walking away from Battleground as champions:
It would be awesome. It would be something very special for us to share winning the titles on the same night. Couples doing things together, that would probably the most special things we can do together. I’m super excited for Battleground. It’s a chance for me to regain what’s rightfully mine, the WWE championship. So hopefully that happens this Sunday.
source Miami Herald