Daniel Bryan recently took part in an interview with Between The Ropes and discussed the crowd reaction at this year's Royal Rumble pay-per-view, his upcoming wedding, whether he feels like a top guy, and more. In the following excerpt, Bryan addresses how he got to where he is now:
Host: Has it been tough to win over the brass in WWE to get to the point you're at now, and saying, "Hey, look at the response. Look at where I am. I should be one of the main guys here"?
Bryan: It's interesting because I've never actually said that. I've never gone up to anybody and said, "Hey, look at what I'm doing. I should be a main guy here." I have always let my work speak for itself and I've always let the fan reaction speak for itself, and make it so they don't have a choice but to do what they do with me, right? And it's not me that's been pushing for me to get this opportunity. It's the fans that have been pushing for it, and them saying, "No, this is what what we want. We want this at WrestleMania," and WWE has to listen to them. That, to me, is pretty cool. People have so much more power than they think - not just in wrestling, just in the world in general. A lot of these buildings, we've got 14,000 people in those buildings, in comparison to a couple of people backstage who really run the WWE. And that's pretty much the ratio of people in the world and people in power, and we have a lot more power than we think, so it's pretty cool.
The interview is available at this link or embedded below: