It’s been previously reported that Daniel Bryan has a growing role backstage in WWE on the creative side for the SmackDown brand.
Unlike wrestlers in the past who have used their influence to improve their own status, the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion helps out the younger talent and even pitches feuds with them to get them over. Bryan recently spoke with TalkSport and during it, he spoke about this.
“It’s interesting because, one, I don’t have that big of a say. Sometimes something really great will happen on SmackDown and somebody will say ‘oh, that’s Daniel Bryan!’ Like, that’s not me.”
He continued by stating that WWE has incredible superstars such as Cesaro. When people say Bryan should help Cesaro out, he would say that Cesaro is good and WWE should put him on TV. The same goes for Crews, which he claims to not have anything to do with regarding the push of the WWE star.
“So yeah, there is something to that, the idea of helping people and from a human perspective, we all want that. For a long time, when you’re young you’re like ‘I want to achieve this, I want to achieve this’ but as you get older it’s ‘I want to help here, I want to help here’ and it’s just a different perspective.”
Bryan will wrestle Edge and Roman Reigns for the Universal Title on the second night of WrestleMania 37 on April 11th from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.