ESPN recently spoke with Daniel Bryan about his appearance on the upcoming WWE '12 video game, adjusting to the WWE style and who he wants as his opponent when he cashes in his Money in the Bank briefcase. Here are some highlights...
Being in the WWE '12 game: "I'm really, really excited. I don't play a lot of video games, but I started playing a little more recently because the guys on the road are always bringing their Xboxes with them. And seeing the new WWE video games, man, they're so cool because I haven't played video games since I was a little kid, so when I play "WWE All-Stars" and I see the graphics for all of these characters, it's just unreal. I really can't wait to be in my first video game."
Adjusting his in-ring work to match the WWE style: "Everywhere you go is a different style, but the main thing I need to deal with in WWE is that the matches just aren't nearly as long. There was a month in 2006 where I did four hour-long matches ... that's not going to happen on WWE TV. I've had matches in WWE that were literally 15 to 30 seconds and I've never had that before. So it's just adjusting to the different length of matches, and realistically, the guys in WWE are a lot bigger and a lot stronger than the guys on the independents."
Favorite wrestlers growing up: "I was a huge wrestling fan. My favorites were The Ultimate Warrior, Jake "The Snake," and Koko B. Ware. Pretty much, I liked anybody who had a pet. If you had a pet, you were my favorite wrestler that week. Remember when somebody stole Matilda, the British Bulldog's bulldog? I was so heartbroken. I'm a big pet person and animal lover, so I liked all those guys, but Ultimate Warrior was my true favorite."
His ideal opponent to cash in his MITB briefcase against: "Ideally, I would like Shawn Michaels to comeback and win the belt, then I'd wrestle him at Wrestlemania. But since that's not happening, I'd really like to wrestle Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship. I feel like Randy is the top dog on Smackdown, and even though Christian is the champion right now, I feel like to really prove yourself as a main eventer in Wrestlemania, I need to beat Randy Orton."
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