Although the Talking Smack segment between Daniel Bryan and The Miz was a memorable one, things didn't play out during their verbal battle - nor afterwards - as they had initially planned when coming up with the idea.
As noted, Bryan Danielson, formerly known as Daniel Bryan in WWE, recently appeared as a guest on The Sessions with Renee Paquette during her live episode at the Starrcast V event this past weekend in Nashville, Tennessee.
In addition to the highlights from the interview that we previously published here on the website, "The American Dragon" also spoke about the initial plan for his Talking Smack segment with The Miz, as well as how Miz was very frustrated during his title run due to not being featured on television nearly as prominently as past champions had been.
Featured below are the highlights from the appearance where the Blackpool Combat Club member touches on these topics with his memories and thoughts.
On how The Miz was very frustrated that he was a champion and not being featured very much on television: "Miz was very frustrated, he was Intercontinental champion and wasn’t being on TV much. I was very frustrated that they weren’t clearing me to wrestle despite numerous doctors having cleared me to wrestle, and you know, I understand why but that’s a long story anyways."
On what his initial plan was for the angle following Miz’s now famous Talking Smack promo: "So, we came up with this plan and the original thing Mike (The Miz) and I came up with was that I was going to f—king deck him. We wanted to get under each other’s skin so much that it was plausible that I would legit be angry enough to punch him and so, that was the intent. And then I was going to punch him, and the idea was either they’re going to fire me or it’s going to make people want to see the match so much that they’re going to have to clear me to wrestle but then Mike did such a great job – intuitively, I felt was better to walk off. Because it was like, God, this is so good leave him with his heat. He was so good. He was magic."