Daniel Bryan: CM Punk quitting is the only reason I became WWE Champion
Daniel Bryan has discussed CM Punk’s quitting from the WWE in a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, saying he feels it is responsible for his push and eventual win of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 30.
Asked about how he came to be in favour with WWE bosses and rose to the top of the roster, Bryan said:
“It wasn’t necessarily that I felt a shift. It was essentially after Punk quit. It was like, ‘Well, we’ve got John and we’ve got eeeeeeeh.’”
During the Jericho podcast, Bryan also discussed his ambitions in wrestling.
“WWE did these personality tests for guys they considered successful or who had good runs here in WWE,” he said. “They ask all these different weird questions. But, apparently it gives you an idea of some sort of personality.
“The lady who did the testing said I had the lowest ambition score she had ever seen … She asked, ‘How did you even get to where you are?’ I said, ‘I don’t know. It’s pretty much just because I love doing this.”