Daniel Bryan was on The Bellas podcast this week. Among many topics, his wardrobe malfunction during his match with Drew Gulak was brought up. It happened during the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view but Bryan did not realize what happened until the following day.
Nikki Bella talked about seeing tweets about Daniel Bryan’s wardrobe malfunction at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Nikki said she took a screenshot and sent it to Brie to let her know. Nikki then said she felt bad for him.
Bryan said, “it’s really interesting because that’s the reaction that women have and I think it’s because whenever it happens to women it gets overly sexualized and then it’s like ‘oooh I saw this or whatever.’ I didn’t find out about it because … when I came to the back mostly people were saying ‘woah, aww man that was great’ or they were concerned for my neck. Several people were very mad at me concerned about my neck. So, not a single person mentioned it. I went to sleep last night not even knowing it was a thing. I didn’t feel anything. That’s a sensitive area, you’d think you would feel a breeze or something like that, you know.”
He continued, “It wasn’t a thing until I landed and I got two text messages from friends.” Bryan added, “When I got two text messages from people saying, ‘dude I saw your balls’ and I was like ‘what?’ I didn’t know what was going on. Your first reaction is a little bit of embarrassment. Then I just thought it was funny … I didn’t see when I looked on social media, nobody said ‘balls, yay!” He added, “I think that’s the difference, people sexualize it for [women] where for me, and I wish it wasn’t this way, but it’s just like a ball out. Nobody is like ‘I want to see some pictures of balls.'”
Bryan joked, “[Never] in my entire life have I been a sex icon, right? So maybe I can be the face of balls becoming sexy.”
Nikki said that people still tag her from the one time she had a wardrobe malfunction and some people will call her names because they think the malfunction was on purpose.
Bryan said, “It’s just so bizarre that if you take this one thing that happens to both men and women. If it happens to a guy, it’s either funny or insignificant. If it happens to a woman, it’s a completely different thing.”
During the podcast, Bryan also talks about wanting to wrestle part-time, his contract status, how he feels about having a second child and more. Please credit The Bellas Podcast with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co if you use quotes from this post.