WWE superstar Daniel Bryan was on yesterday's edition of Talking Smack to discuss his recent return to SmackDown, and how he's looking forward to being challenged by the best WWE has to offer in this upcoming run. Highlights of his appearance can be found below.
Wanting to test himself against the best in WWE but realizes he's some step in the ring:
I am at a point now, in my life and career, where I want to test myself against the best performers in WWE. Whether that's against people I haven't faced yet, and even people I have faced, since we've all evolved. I noticeably have lesser spring in my step as the match goes on, something I realized during my match against AJ Styles. I never had a problem with endurance before. [Although] I still don't get tired but later in a match, I can't jump as high anymore, and AJ still can. And its funny because he's older than me. How is this fair? I train my butt off.
On his evolution as a wrestler:
As we evolve, I look at wrestling a bit differently. This is my martial art with a focus on the artistic side. This is a test of myself. When I go out there for an interview or match, its a test of me, and my opponents are giving me examples on what I need to work on as a human, an athlete, and a wrestler.
You can watch the full edition of Talking Smack on the free version of the WWE Network. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)