Daniel Bryan spoke with Myles Galloway for a new interview promoting WrestleMania 33. He says he's looking forward to see a Face-Punching Extravaganza for the CeNikki vs Miz & Maryse match on Sunday, though he's not sure if it should end the way everyone expects it to. Mostly though, he's just under a lot of stress, now that he's the General Manager and has to focus on more than just his own match.
“It’s the first weekend where I am SmackDown General Manager during WrestleMania. It’s weird because as a performer it’s only your thing you have to worry about, but as the General Manager, you have to worry about all the things on SmackDown Live so it’s like more stressful and less fun.”
Bryan was asked which matches from the SmackDown brand he's most looking forward to. “Really hard to say. I think I am excited to see Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt the most. I think they are both on top of their game so I can’t wait to see it," said Bryan, before reaching across the aisle. "But it’s weird, I have a lot of matches I am really looking forward to that aren’t SmackDown matches. I have known Austin Aries for years. I wrestled him for 76 minutes in 2004, which was 13 years ago, but this will be his first WrestleMania and am excited for guys like that. I am excited for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal because I love Battle Royals, which you never know what is going to happen."
He's also got some personal stock in a certain intergender tag match.
"Also looking forward to the Nikki Bella/John Cena vs Maryse/Miz match. I wanted it to be a Face-Punching Extravaganza, I hope it’s a Face Punching Extravaganza where it goes one way. I don’t know if you have seen John Cena’s fists but he has some really big hands.”
Of course Nikki Bella is Bryan's sister-in-law, and John Cena could become Bryan's brother-in-law, if he'd ever get around to popping the question. Speaking of which, that seems to be the rumored ending of the match, but Bryan isn't so sure that's a good idea.
“I don’t know anything about it, but it’s weird though because I don’t know if it would be a great time to do it, I don’t know. We’re already on a reality show. I am a very private person, at least I always thought I was, and then now I’m on the E! Network and Brie and Nicole are on the YouTube channel. We’ll be like walking to see her baby doctor and we’re walking around and these guys are like, hey, we’re filming for E! I look over at Brie and say, 'is nothing private in our life anymore?'”
You can watch the entire interview at the top of the page.
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