Digital Spy has a new interview online with Daniel Bryan. In it, he talked about his dream scenario for Wrestlemania 31 this year and how his big moment came about at Wrestlemania 30 last year.
Below are some highlights:
Dream scenario for Wrestlemania 31:
“Yeah I sure do, my dream scenario [would be] I wrestle Brock Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania. That, to me, would be every bit as gripping as last year's WrestleMania was.”
How his ‘Wrestlemania moment’ came about last year:
"Two major things happened that caused me to be in the spot I was at last year's Wrestlemania: the fans rejected Batista as being the big returning hero that WWE wanted him to be and CM Punk left. These are two great big gaping holes that now have to be filled at WrestleMania. If you main event WrestleMania with just Batista and Randy Orton, the WrestleMania crowd is not going to like that. Then CM Punk was supposed to wrestle Triple H, and now you have this opening for Triple H.
"So those were the two major things that caused me to be in the spot that I was for WrestleMania and neither of them had anything to do with me per se! I didn't go out there and do anything, the fans took control of the one thing [Batista's heel turn] and then Punk left and that took control of the other thing, and it's like, 'Well, what do we do for these two problems? Ah, well - there's Daniel Bryan!' So yeah that's what happened, Punk was very accurate in what he said.”
Are fans ruining the fun of WWE shows?
"I honestly don't think that it's that different. A similar thing [to the 2014 Royal Rumble] happened at Royal Rumble in 1994, with Bret Hart and Lex Luger. Lex Luger was the guy that the WWE was really behind, they did the whole 'Lex Express' thing. But the fans wanted Bret Hart, and so it's interesting that that kind of thing has happened before, it'll happen again.
"But I don't know if the fans are ruining the fun!? For me they're making it really exciting! Because honestly, without the fans doing what they did last year, I would have never main evented WrestleMania. The fans are the reason why I even got that opportunity.
"That was never meant to be my spot, so I encourage that sort of thing! I might change my tune if it goes against me one of these days, but as for now - I like it.”
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