Daniel Bryan talks the Royal Rumble being disappointing, If he wants in the IC Ladder match
IGN has a new interview with Daniel Bryan, who was promoting the Blu-Ray release of the WWE - Flintstones movie, Stone Age SmackDown, which is available today. Below are a couple highlights:
Fans taking his Royal Rumble elimination hard:
"I mean, I was more disappointed than anyone else, I think. [laughs] Because to go from the top where your headlining a show like WrestleMania and then come back and you're in a spot where you don't have anything certain for WrestleMania. It's hard. As a WWE Superstar, sometimes you think "Okay, I know the lay of the land." It's going to be these matches and these matches and these matches at WrestleMania. And so if you're not in that batch...my situation was this. I was either going to be in the main event of WrestleMania or I was going to be fifth or sixth from the top. And it's a huge difference, you know what I mean? So it was pretty disappointing."
Possibly being part of the Intercontinental title match at WrestleMania 31:
"I'd be thrilled. I'd love it. To me, right now, the Intercontinental Title stuff is some of the funnest stuff on television. As far as the WWE goes and the stories. You have a lot of skilled performers who are getting to be in it, and going back to the thing we said before, about reaching different demographics, R-Truth has been hilarious during this whole thing. Like, trying to constantly steal the Intercontinental Championship and all that kind of stuff. And when you're in a Ladder Match with a bunch of other people, it's different than everything else on the show. So you really have the chance to go out there and not only be highlighted, but also actually steal the show."
Bryan also discussed wrestling for 12 segments on TV a couple of weeks ago, fans changing plans for him for Fastlane, if he was worried about crowd reaction when he returned, appealing to older and younger fans, not slowing down since his return and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.