Paul Wight has claimed that no one is safe from “creepy little monster” Bryan Danielson backstage, not even the giants of the locker room.
Inside the ropes Bryan Danielson is known as one of the most technically proficient and feared professional wrestlers on the planet. However, Paul Wight has revealed that the fear-factor has also spread to the locker room.
During an appearance on The Rob Brown Show, Wight said that he was full of admiration for Danielson, even if he does keep on trying to choke out AEW’s most physically imposing stars.
“I defy you to find a better in-ring technical wrestler today than Bryan Danielson. And I would never say that in front of him to his face, obviously. Daniel Bryan, Bryan Danielson, I keep calling him by the old name. He gave me my shortest title reign ever I think, when I beat Mark Henry. My title reign was all of like, 10 seconds. So there’s still a lot of heat between Mighty Mouse and I. I’m just letting you know.
“I think that Bryan Danielson is a bully. That’s a joke actually, but I think he’s a bully. He has this thing where he’ll come up behind giants and try to choke them out, so I always have to be really nervous in AEW. That creepy little monster is trying to run up behind me and choke me out. It makes my life in AEW a little bit nerve-wracking.”
To further hammer home his point, Wight said that getting water and simply trying to stay hydrated has become a scary experience, even for “very kind” people like him and Mark Henry.
“Mark Henry and I are very nice people,” Wight said. “We’re not bullies. We’re very kind. When you walk by Bryan Danielson, he grits his teeth and his eyes get all crazy and it’s like, you can tell he’s looking to try to dismantle you. And you’re like, ‘look buddy, I just want to get a water from a cooler. I don’t want any trouble.’ Mark Henry and I will sit over there and get dehydrated because we’re scared to go over to the water cooler to get water.”
Speaking earlier in March, Danielson admitted that he likes to bully Wight and Henry despite his ‘nice guy’ reputation.
Since trying to destroy each other at AEW Revolution, Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley have now joined forces under the tutelage of William Regal. Since the Blackpool Combat Club came into existence, they are undefeated.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.