Chris Jericho says he didn’t want to wrestle Daniel Bryan back in WWE. The two first wrestled back in 2010 when Bryan was still in NXT.
Daniel Bryan today, is considered to be one of the greatest wrestlers in the world. Back when he first started in the WWE however, Jericho did not think of him on his level. Bryan had already made a name for himself in the indies by then. But Jericho, who was the World Heavyweight Champion at the time did not think it was appropriate for him to wrestle someone who was just coming in for NXT.
During his conversation with Inside the Ropes, the first ever AEW Champion revealed that the Undertaker motivated him to go out and have an amazing match. Which they did went on to have. A testimony of which he believes is in the fact that people still talk about it today.
Chris Jericho says he didn’t want to wrestle Daniel Bryan back in WWE
“I didn’t want to have that match. I just thought, ‘Why is the WWE Champion having a match against some guy that’s just coming in for NXT?’ I remember it was Undertaker that was like, ‘Go out there and show them why you’re the champion.”
“I don’t think I wrestled Daniel many more times, maybe two or three times, but none of them memorable. That one was the one that was memorable and who would have thought it at the time?
“But here we are, you know, ten years later and people still talk about it because it was such a monumental match and the first meeting between two guys that, you know, are still doing it pretty much at the top of our games ten years later.”
Reports suggest that Daniel Bryan may be on his way to AEW. The fans will undoubtedly look forward to seeing the two have a go with each other once again.
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