• “I’m sure as hell a better wrestler than Roman Reigns” – SmackDown Wrestler
On this week’s edition of Talking Smack, Paul Heyman said his client, Universal Champion Roman Reigns, is by far the best fighter and wrestler in the world today.
Daniel Bryan, who defeated Jey Uso on this week’s SmackDown, appeared and discussed the possibility of facing Reigns for the Title.
Here’s what Bryan said:
“I heard you guys talking about people being better fighters, better wrestlers, better husbands and better fathers. Now, I know, listen, these are things that I know, right?
I’m not the best husband in the world, but I try to be. I’m not the best father in the world, but I try to be. And if you’re just comparing me – this is a question to you Paul – do you think I’m a better fighter than somebody like Roman Reigns? Do you think I’m a better wrestler than Roman Reigns? Here’s an easier one: Do you think I’m a better husband, better father?
Do you think that I – because I’m not in first place and focusing on the person who’s in first place…my fight with Jey Uso may not have been for first place; but before I went out there, even though I got jumped, there’s an energy that circulates out of my body, and I can feel it.
It almost feels like it can fill up an entire room. Every time that he punches me, and every time that he hits me, and every time that I hit back, it feels like grit, and it feels like a fight. I don’t care if I’m not in first place or not because the energy that comes out of me I feel, Paul, I feel alive.
That’s why I love this. Not because I’m trying to be in first place, but because being in a fight like that against somebody with quality like Jey Uso, it makes me feel alive on Christmas.
One of the things that I appreciated about being forced to retire is that you never know when this is going to end. So, you have to appreciate every moment. Even though it’s been a couple of years now since I’ve come back, I still cherish that and I still cherish this feeling. You come up with these things, knowing that it could end at any time, these things you want to check off the list.
In my 20+ year career, I have never won a Battle Royal. Isn’t that crazy? Like, I’ve wrestled in, like, crazy places where people aren’t very good, right? Like in Battle Royals with a bunch of people that you would have never heard of. And for whatever reason, some of them were good for whatever reason.
I could never win a Battle Royal. But this might be my last chance. So, I’m making it a goal to win the Royal Rumble, to win a Battle Royal. If that happens, if I win the Royal Rumble, that means I will go to WrestleMania and face whoever’s the Universal Champion.
Paul, I don’t lay claim to being better than many people at certain things. But I’ll tell you this: I am a better fighter than Roman Reigns. And I’m sure as hell a better wrestler than Roman Reigns.
And if I win the Royal Rumble and face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania, and he’s still the champion, I will beat him for that championship. Here’s another thing: if he’s not champion somewhere down the line, I’m going to beat him down, anyway.”
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• On This Day In WWF History (December 26, 1963) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1963, the Wrestling World lost Old School Wrestling Legend Gorgeous George (Real name: George Wagner).
During the 40s & 50s, the overly flamboyant and charismatic Gorgeous George was far ahead of its time, which is why still to this day, professional wrestlers from all around the world can be seen copying certain elements of the character.
In 2010, he was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his old friend The Destroyer (Dick Beyer).
† REST IN PEACE GORGEOUS GEORGE