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Retired WWE Wrestler On Telling Vince McMahon That He Wants To Be The Next John Cena

During a recent appearance on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, retired WWE wrestler and current SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan talked about announcing his retirement, Vince McMahon telling him that he wants Roman Reigns to be the next John Cena & more. Below are the highlights:

On Road Dogg asking him about his WrestleMania 30 moment:
“Road Dogg was talking to me, it was just like two weeks ago, and he goes, ‘do you ever sit back and think how incredible it was, like, that it ever happened, that you main evented WrestleMania?’ because that was never, like, that was never the trajectory for me or anything like that. Just, ‘what a cool moment that is.’ And then, ‘you can always hang your hat on that’ type of thing, right? And to me it’s like, ‘yes, it was a very cool moment, but I’m very much, like, I live, like, in the now, right?'”

On telling Vince McMahon he wants to be the next John Cena:
“I had a conversation with Vince. Actually, I don’t know when it was. I don’t know if it was before WrestleMania 30 or if it was after WrestleMania 30, but it went something along the lines of this. It’s like he said something along the lines to me of, ‘we really want to push Roman to be the next John Cena.’ And I had said to him, ‘boss, I 100% support that, but I just want you to know that I want to be the next John Cena.’ Like, don’t tell me he wants some other guy to be the next John Cena!”

On a doctor calling him after he gave his retirement speech:

“All of a sudden, one of the doctors that had cleared me calls me and said, ‘Bryan, what happened? Like, you ran through all this testing and everything was fine. What happened?’ And I told him what had happened. I said, ‘they found a lesion on the temporal parietal region of my brain.’

And he goes, ‘wait, hold up – a lesion?’ And I said, ‘yeah,’ and I don’t know what a ‘lesion’ means to you guys, but a lesion to me means you have a cut, right? Like I have a cut on my brain. And he goes, ‘no, a lesion in medical terminology is a very vague thing. It just says something is there, right? Like, we don’t know what it is, so we call it a lesion in the temporal parietal region of your brain.

My reflexes in the temporal parietal region of my brain are slower than what they would expect, right? So in the report, they put ‘lesion on the temporal parietal region of the brain.’ They’re not slower than say your average person, but they’re slower than, like, your MMA athletes or people that they test for a lot of this kind of stuff, right?

So I just have average reflect time and I’m just like, ‘oh no, I don’t think they understand I’m just an average person. I’m not a real athlete! There’s this thing and it’s just like, ‘oh no, there has been this huge misunderstanding,’ right?”

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