Daniel Bryan recently spoke with Brian Fritz of SportingNews.com to promote his new autobiography “YES! My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania.” Here are the highlights.
What was your reaction, and I know you had to comment about this recently on social media, about some interview that said you wouldn’t be back wrestling ever again?
Yeah! It was interesting because Brie called me. I was visiting my sister. I was with my sister in Pennsylvania — she lives amongst a bunch of Amish people and Mennonites, stuff like that. Brie calls me and says, “Hey, did you say something about not wrestling again?” And I said no. She goes it’s all over my Instagram feed or Twitter feed or whatever it was. I was like huh? She said “do you think WWE released something that said you weren’t going to wrestle any more?” I said I don’t know, that’s crazy that they wouldn’t have at least talked to me about it before that. Then I went on my Twitter and checked and there was this fake interview with my hometown Aberdeen, Washington radio station or something like that and the interview never happened. Some people just have too much time on their hands. It was all over my Twitter. I don’t put a lot of stock into social media but the nice thing is that something like that comes out and a bunch of people are talking about it that at least you can go on there and squash it and say that’s a fake interview. That’s not real.
Do you with everything you’ve done that you’ve won over Vince McMahon?
You know, yes but I don’t know to what degree. You know what I mean? Does he think I should ever main event another WrestleMania? I would say probably not. (laughs) It’s interesting. I think he likes me, he sees me as a valuable performer. He sees me as someone who makes the company money. But I still don’t think he will ever see me as “the guy” in the way he sees John Cena as “the guy” or in the way he potentially sees Roman Reigns as “the guy”. To this day, I still don’t think he sees me like that.