Daniel Bryan Discusses Why He Grew Out His Beard, Where “Yes” Chants Originated From

DirectTV has part two of their interview with Daniel Bryan now online. For those that missed part one, you can read the recap Brooks posted at this link. Below is a recap of part two:

Why he grew his beard:

Yea its bizarre because I will go signings and people will ask me when I’m going to shave my beard because they hate it. But it’s funny because I’ve become more popular since I’ve had the beard. My friend Christopher Daniels told me years ago that I am a slave to my whims. It was last year I just said I wasn’t going to shave for a bit and it just kept growing. Now I’m at a point where I don’t think I can shave it. It’s just part of the fun now.

Where the “Yes” and “No” chants originated from:

It was originally a take-off of UFC fighter Diego Sanchez because he was all about positivity and would just chant “Yes! Yes!” I always loved that and it was just something I started doing when I won the World Heavyweight Championship. I was very excited and I just started doing it. Then it just started to catch on. I remember the first time I noticed, we had done a RAW in Seattle and people were chanting “Yes!” and I thought it was because I was from Washington State but then it erupted at WrestleMania 28. It just happened organically.

Click here to read the interview in its entirety.

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