Daniel Bryan Interview Highlights
On speaking with John Cena regarding political and/or environmental topics:
“John Cena, you wouldn’t think that I love talking about this kind of stuff with John.” Bryan added, “but he’s very into the same kinds of topics, but he believes that technology will save the day. Yeah, and I’m not even sure if he’s at the point where he thinks technology will save the day. He [has] had that discussion with me. He’s very good at, like… I love talking to John because he will really make you question your assumptions about stuff, like, ‘won’t this happen? Won’t that?’ and so, yeah, his brain works so fast.”
On going to the gym with John Cena:
“When we’ve been in San Diego [California] together, like, we’ll go to the gym [together]. Like, he’ll take me to the gym. Gosh, he had me in whatever car he was driving, like a Maserati and stuff. I felt so awkward traveling to the gym with him because, like, his gym clothes are pristine, right? Like, he has his workout shoes. Yeah, yeah. And my workout stuff is not pristine because it’s like I also do stuff, like, I run, and I’ll do this, and, sometimes, okay, I just so happen to have my gym shoes on and I’ll go garden and now they’re muddy. So I’m getting into whatever car this is, a Maserati or something like that, and I’m like, ‘oh no, this is not good!’ But it’s like, so yeah, we’ll go to the gym.”
On Attending “Promo Class” with Vince McMahon:
“It’s not easy, and there’s a real art form to it, but [Cena is] the master of it. If you watch Vince McMahon, I did this promo class with him, Vince McMahon, and he’s really enlightening because he actually had me teach the class. It’s this really weird thing, but it was very interesting to spend that time with Vince McMahon. It was a classroom full of people, but you’re learning interviews from Vince McMahon and watching the way he thinks about it and the way he talks about it, it’s like, ‘whoa, this guy’s on a different level.’ And you could see it in his performance, the way he talks, the way he emotes through his face, the way he uses silence, right? It’s like a masters class in that. I’ve come to appreciate it, but it’s still not my thing.”
You can listen to the full interview here.