• Top WWE Star Says He Warned WWE Officials About Negative Reaction To The 2015 Royal Rumble
During a recent interview with Inside The Ropes, SmackDown Live Superstar Daniel Bryan talked about teaming with Kane being very important for his career, negative reaction to the 2015 Royal Rumble match & more.
Below are the highlights:
On what’s the most important part of his career:
“I think the vital part of my career, like maybe the most important part of my career, was teaming with Kane. I mean, there are certain bullet points you can see like, okay, I needed this to happen. Like a certain chain of events for me, of all people, to main event WrestleMania 30. I needed a certain series of events to happen in this specific timeline for it to work. It was very, like, luck type thing. And one of the things was getting paired with Kane.”
On warning WWE officials of the negative reaction during the 2015 Royal Rumble match if he gets eliminated early in the match:
“When they told me what was going to happen, I was like, ‘this isn’t gonna work out well for you guys. But, you can do what you want’. Like, I don’t run the company, right? If it’s bad — I feel bad for certain people who were negatively affected by that. The year before, 2014, Batista was negatively affected by it.
So like, I always try to say like, ‘hey, I think this is gonna happen,’ and sometimes I’m right, sometimes I’m wrong. But I think, like in that specific case, like I had said that, like I don’t think this is a good idea, and it doesn’t matter what I think, right? And so, I just go out there, and I do my job, and I play the hand that I’m dealt with.”
• Jim Ross Praises Batista
Below is a recent Twitter exchange between Batista & Jim Ross:
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) June 8, 2018
Yessir, Big Man!
This is a long way from good, old @ovwrestling !
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) June 8, 2018
Thanks buddy! Doesn’t seem that long ago. Always appreciated all your support https://t.co/4YG1jAmGM9
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) June 9, 2018