Bryan Danielson may have given new meaning to the word yes as part of WWE but the AEW star says there are times when he was forced to do his trademark chant.
Like Stone Cold Steve Austin and Ron Simmons before him, Bryan Danielson took one part and made it an integral part of wrestling folklore while competing as Daniel Bryan in WWE.
Yes (and no) became a huge part of Danielson’s character as he experienced a groundswell of support from WWE fans which carried him all the way to the main event of WrestleMania 30 in 2014. On one of the most memorable nights in wrestling history, Danielson defeated both Batista and Randy Orton to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion in what became known as the Miracle on Bourbon Street.
However, sometimes Bryan Danielson didn’t feel like throwing his hands in the air and shouting ‘Yes!’ at the top of his lungs. Speaking to Renee Paquette on The Sessions as part of Starrcast, the Blackpool Combat Club star revealed that there were times he was forced into it:
“I’ve never had the knee-jerk reaction to do the yes! I either purposely did it on my own thinking that this was really funny and fun, or I was forced to do it.”
“That picture that they have got behind me, that is from the main event of WrestleMania 30 where I have two titles. My neck was in really bad shape and the people at ringside went ‘Keep yes-ing! Keep yes-ing!’ I was like oh this sucks.”
Bryan Danielson certainly wouldn’t have felt like screaming yes when he returned to action on AEW Fight For The Fallen as he lost to Jericho Appreciation Society star Daniel Garcia.
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