– Retired WWE Star Says Everyone Has Cleared Him To Wrestle Again Except WWE
During a recent appearance on Sam Roberts’ Wrestling Podcast, retired WWE star and current SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan talked about how he has been cleared by everyone to wrestle again except WWE.
Below is what he said:
“It is a different thing now, which is weird. You see your baby, and you want them to have–not everything that they want, but to be able to pursue a dream and that sort of thing, and just this idea of like, okay, I feel that I can still wrestle, and all the tests say that I can still wrestle, but they are not allowing me to wrestle so what kind of example is that setting?
Somebody is telling you that you can’t do something that you love but you still want to do it, so it’s kind of like, well perhaps I should just listen to them because it’s easy, and a steady paycheck, but you know I have a baby and all that kind of stuff. It is kind of the opposite thing of saying, hey, don’t let someone stop you from pursuing your dream and do what you love.
Also, the idea now is not to be someone who had done 227 matches as I had done in 2013, which is probably why I needed neck surgery in 2014. I have no ambition ever to do that many wrestling matches in a year. I would be more than comfortable doing 50-100 matches a year.”
– Former WWE Writer Reveals Which Storyline Did John Cena Think Wouldn’t Work
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, former WWE writer Jimmy Jacobs talked about the “Title vs. Career” storyline between The Miz and Dolph Ziggler from last year and noted that John Cena didn’t think that the storyline would work. Below is what he said:
“John Cena was always really great to me. John saw that I had the passion, so he’d always check in on me. He asked me what I was doing that day in Cleveland, so I told him. He gave me a, ‘Well, we’ll see how that goes.’ He was really skeptical, basically saying, ‘I don’t think that’s going to work.’
And I’m not knocking John Cena. John was the man. I f***ing love John Cena. But with the way I had it laid out, we weren’t leaving on boos directed at the Miz or Dolph ending by saying, ‘I’m going to kick your a**!’ We were leaving on the gravity of Dolph putting his career on the line.
John said to me, ‘We’re in a yay-boo business. You’ve got to leave them with either cheering Dolph Ziggler or booing The Miz.’ So I said, ‘Well, we’re up in four minutes, so we’ll see.’
John watched from ‘Gorilla’. Afterwards, he said, ‘I was skeptical of that, but that was a homerun. I really felt that.’ I was really proud of that.”