At the end of his tenure in WWE, Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan in WWE) had joined the creative team in a small capacity.
Bryan admitted he didn't have a big say, he would just advocate for certain wrestlers, saying they are good and be on television.
Speaking to Renee Paquette on The Sessions at Starrcast V, Bryan discussed how his role in WWE creative came about.
"The pandemic was happening. Somebody in one of my segments, it was right before Brie was about to give birth to our son Buddy. It was a month before that, somebody in one of my segments got COVID. They called me and were like, 'You were in a segment with somebody who got COVID. A bunch of people in the segment got COVID. You might have COVID.' I tested and didn't have COVID, but I requested, 'I don't think I should come to work, my wife is pregnant and due soon.' They were fine and great with that. Bruce Prichard called me and said, 'I know you're gone, but would you like to be part of the creative team and meetings?' They were doing them through Zoom. I said 'Yeah.' I loved it. I know a lot of people have talked a lot of crap about writers. It's a thankless job. There are a lot of smart, fun, writers," said Bryan.
Bryan mentioned Jennifer Pepperman and Ryan Callahan as two writers he enjoyed working with. He also said wrestlers are fun to be around if you can accept that they are not wrestlers.
Speaking about Prichard, Bryan said, "I loved dealing with Bruce Prichard. Some people talk bad about Bruce, I love Bruce. I really enjoyed it."
Bryan's WWE contract expired at the end of April. He took time off from wrestling in the summer before signing with AEW in September.
Elsewhere during the interview, Bryan discussed the original plan for his Talking Smack segment with The Miz. You can find his full comments by clicking here.