Daniel Bryan finally made his dream come true when he returned to the ring at WrestleMania 34, and a few days later he was booked in a dream match with the current WWE Champion AJ Styles.
Unfortunately the match was cut short when Shinsuke Nakamura interfered, but during a recent interview with SPORTBible, Bryan had high praise for AJ Styles and he said that he hopes to work a longer match with him in the future.
“I consider AJ to be the best right now as far as in-ring performance. It was good to be able to go out there and see if I could keep up with him not only physically but mentally because a large part of what we do is mental. I actually wish we had more time; the match we had was 10-12 minutes or whatever it was and hopefully soon we’ll have the chance to do a solid 30 minutes and do our thing.”
Even though Daniel Bryan was out of action for a few years, it seems that he hasn’t lost a step inside the ring.
However, the former SmackDown Live General Manager did make it a point to say that he’s slowly changing his style.
“The idea would be that I do things differently and people aren’t able to perceive it. Specifically with the Wrestlemania match, we wanted to show people that the old Daniel Bryan was back – I want to change my style but I’m doing it gradually. This last week I attacked Cass and ended it with a heel hook – in my mind this is a new direction in how I’m wrestling and then focussing more on the ‘Yes!’ Lock than on knee and that sets up different things. This is probably in more detail than fans would probably want to know but I’m setting up those things so the matches are still entertaining and interesting – if you’re watching it for a story front to back, it’s more interesting with less risk. That’s kind of where I’m going with it, while still making it exciting.”
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