During an appearance on WWE’s After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves Chad Gable named Daniel Bryan as his dream opponent after remaining on SmackDown following the draft last month.
Gable, who ditched his ‘Shorty G’ moniker on a recent episode of SmackDown, is now focussed on getting back to being a serious, Olympic-level competitor. And in turn has set his sights on the Intercontinental Title.
“I’m not gonna say, ‘three months from now, I should be Universal Champion,’ because I don’t think that we make those kind of jumps that immediately. I do see that for myself long-term because you have to or else what are you doing? But I am very happy that I stayed on SmackDown because we have the Intercontinental title, which I think would be a great starting point for me as a singles guy,”
Gable went on to explain how he wants to get himself into the championship picture, before turning his attention to a potential match with Bryan.
“I want to get in that mix. I want to get in the mix with the guys that hold that title, that defend it all the time, and we know who I’m talking about. There’s guys like [Daniel] Bryan on our show, who I have not had a chance to wrestle yet on TV, especially in a singles match. It’s like my dream opponent that’s still wrestling. Like before he’s done, and I don’t know how long he has left or how long he plans on wrestling [but] before he’s done, I want to have that match with Bryan, whether it’s for the IC title — whatever it’s for. I want to have that match with stakes on it and I can show the world what I’m capable of.”
On a recent episode of Talking Smack Daniel Bryan revealed that this will be his final run as a full-time Superstar, so Gable may have to act fast to make his dream a reality. What’s for certain, is that any match between the two would bring the house down whenever and wherever it took place.
You can listen to the full episode of After The Bell above, with a h/t to Wrestlezone for the transcription.