Video: Daniel Bryan On Connecting With Fans, Belts vs. Championships, Reality TV & More

Daniel Bryan

- In the videos above, Daniel Bryan talks with 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit. Here are the highlights:

* Regarding taking a Batista Bomb and a Pedigree on RAW, he’s used to getting beat up on TV every week.

* He only got about two hours of sleep but said he wants to be the guy that WWE relies on because it means you’re in a top spot.

* Bryan plugged tonight’s live Main Event and SmackDown tapings, mentioning that his sister isn’t a wrestling fan but she still likes to attend WWE events because of how entertaining they are.

* Bryan thinks people felt sympathy for him for being the underdog and that’s how they began to connect with him. Bryan went on to say there’s a mystery with all connections to crowds and he’s very fortunate to have that connection.

* Bryan is glad Total Divas is there but he has on ambition to be a reality TV star. He says filming it is hard work. Bryan says he and Kane pitched the idea of a “Two Dudes” reality show when they were partners.

* Bryan says he is a huge Seattle Seahawks fan but does not follow football. He says he’s not a bandwagon jumper because he followed them when they were 2-14.

* Bryan mentioned how the WWE talents are always told that their “belts” are championships and titles. “Belts hold up your pants” Bryan mocked.

  • 315fedowl

    But a “championship” is a concept, not a physical entity. A BELT is merely a symbol of the championship. How many times has one guy been the recognized champion, but another guy has stolen the belt? But the guy with the championship is still the dude recognized as such by the promotion, not the guy who stole the belt. You don’t even need fucking belts to have championships. The fucking belt is now just a way to sell merchandise. WWE aren’t selling championships, they’re selling belts. The only guy who ever paid for a championship was Triple-H, and that wasn’t with money.