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WWE News: Daniel Bryan wants Nakamura on SmackDown

59.55K   //    06 Nov 2016, 13:49 IST
Bryan is currently the SmackDown Live general manager

Daniel Bryan was interviewed by Ringside Collectibles at Ringside Fest 2016 in New York. The SmackDown Live general manager spoke about becoming a father, bringing NXT superstars into the main roster and much more.

Answering a question on which superstar he would like to bring into SmackDown Live next, Bryan replied that although there were many talented workers at NXT, his choices would definitely be current NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Samoa Joe.

Bryan also mentioned the names of NXT Women’s champion Asuka and others like Boddy Roode and Austin Aries saying that it was a herculean task to pick out two wrestlers to join the main roster from that talented pool of workers. Bryan said:

“That’s really, really tough. I would love to have Nakamura, just because I roomed with him for a short time.

I’ve known him for a long time. And Samoa Joe, because I’ve known him for a long time too. There are so many great people down there. The women’s champion Asuka is really good. I love Austin Aries. Bobby Roode’s really good.”

Bryan also said that he would like to go against Nakamura or AJ Styles if he would be cleared by the WWE for one last match.

Bryan looked excited as he spelt out name after name of superstars that he would like to work with including the likes of Sami Zayn, Cesaro and Kevin Owens who have flourished in the WWE in the absence of stalwarts like Bryan and CM Punk.

Also read: Mauro Ranallo wants to see AJ Styles feud with Shinsuke Nakamura next

Bryan also gave his input on the phenomenon that is James Ellsworth. Bryan felt that Ellsworth has a certain unique charisma about him that makes him resonate with the WWE Universe. Bryan pointed out that due to his unique look, Ellsworth seemed like an underdog and just like in his own case, the WWE Universe has got behind the underdog.

Bryan also opened up on a future Hall Of Fame induction. He revealed that he would be privileged if he would have the honour of being inducted into the Hall of Fame by William Regal. Bryan claimed that Regal was the single most important person responsible for training him and it would only be fitting if he inducted Bryan into the Hall of Fame.


Bryan wouldn’t mind if he was inducted by Kane either because his Bryan believes that his tag team run with Kane in 2012 endeared him to the fans and paved the way for his meteoric rise to the top of WWE.

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