TJ Wilson has known Bryan Danielson for a long time.
Prior to their respective WWE runs as Tyson Kidd and Daniel Bryan, the two worked as a tag-team during some tours in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
During a recent interview on the Out Of Character with Ryan Satin podcast, Wilson reflected on these times, as well as their work together in WWE, including a match they had on the kids program, WWE Saturday Morning Slam.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where he touches on these topics with his thoughts.
On working with Bryan Danielson in tag-matches in New Japan Pro Wrestling: “My whole second tour of New Japan was Bryan and I in tags. We would do tags, six-man, and eight-man tags. Liger, same thing, he would come to back, ‘Perfect, every night so good.’ I was like, ‘teaming with Bryan is about as easy as it gets. This is easy.’ He makes my job so easy and it was fun.”
On their work together in WWE and a match they had on the kids program WWE Saturday Morning Slam: “What I always laugh so hard about that match is, it has to be the funniest or worst use of Kane’s entrance and pyro of all-time. We used it out of like the airplane, and it goes into an airplane spin. That distracted me and Bryan hit me with an airplane spin. He’s dizzy too, so he misses a dropkick in the corner where I’m nowhere near there. I remember Bryan laughing so hard. That was in Buffalo, and this fan has a giant sign saying ‘Tyson Kidd is a workhorse.’ We get to the back and Bryan was laughing so hard and was like, ‘Not tonight. Not tonight you’re not’ because we were in this comedy match. He’s laughing and is all, ‘You really let that guy down tonight.’”
Check out the complete interview at Apple.com. H/T to Fightful.com for transcribing the above quotes.