Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald interviewed Daniel Bryan this past week. You can check out the full interview at this link.
Bryan said that he wants to be the main guy on Smackdown and he talked about what WWE management told him about toning down his style in the ring. He said:
“They (WWE management) have told me, ‘Hey, maybe you shouldn’t be doing the diving headbutt or this or that,” Bryan told Scott Fishman of the Miami Herald. “I have always marched to the beat of my own drum. We are all individual entities. Not to say I ignore their advice, but you also have to know your own body and where you’re at physically. Part of the thing about coming back is it’s a trial-and-error. If I started doing the top-rope dropkick and notice it jarred me, then it may be something I stay away from. I won’t know until I try. I’m not afraid to go out there and give it my all.”
He said that his style will change but not from his injury and it all comes down to the creative process and not because of his neck. Bryan also said that he was not cleared to return to action until the December 29 Raw. That’s the Raw where he made the announcement that he’d be returning.
Bryan added, “I started healing in November, as far as thinking, ‘Wait a second. Things are starting to turn around for the better.’ It was that December episode of Raw I went on to say I was finally able to be cleared by WWE where they said, ‘You’re ready to go.'”
Bryan told Fansided.com that he wants to be the face of Smackdown. “I’ve been very open about that with management, and told them, ‘Let me be the face of Smackdown, give me the opportunity to show what I can do and by the end of the year Smackdown will be getting just as many viewers as Raw if not more.'”
He also has some ideas for Smackdown. “I would like to have the King of the Ring tournament on Smackdown. The King of the Ring tournament is something that the WWE used to do on a usual basis, and they’ve gotten away from it.” He added, “One, I love tournaments. Two, I think if you do the tournament exclusively on Smackdown the fans will get really excited about it and they’ll get geared up for it. Then crowning a King of the Ring champion on Smackdown, I think that would be awesome. That’s one of the many ideas I have for Smackdown in 2015.”
It’s funny that he bring up King of the Ring. Our own Kris Maloy suggested that WWE should bring back the King of the Ring in his column this past week. You can read his column by clicking here.