Former WWE world champion Daniel Bryan recently appeared on an episode of Steve Austin's podcast to discuss the expansion to a third hour of Raw.

Bryan, who just joined forces with the Wyatt Family, explained how draining the show can be on those who "haven't gotten over yet."

"I think the biggest difference to me is the acts that are just starting to get over, they have a much harder time in that third round," Bryan said. "Around 10:15 p.m. or 10:20 p.m., when (the fans) have already seen John Cena, CM Punk, Triple H; going out there with a cold match, people are not quite into you yet, sometimes it is really, really hard for those guys.

"A lot of time by the third hour, the crowd is tired."

Bryan told Austin that he prefers "being on in those first two hours" unless he is involved in "something special."

As someone who came up grinding away, Bryan still realizes that - regardless of the time the bout occurs - being on television is the key to future growth.

"I got over doing unimportant matches," he said. "They would say, 'we've got segments to fill, let's throw Daniel Bryan out there with somebody.'"

You can hear the complete interview between Austin and Bryan here.

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