"It's incredible. It's magical; it's something that you can't explain. If it weren't for these people getting so behind me, I wouldn't have this opportunity that I have right now. It makes you grateful because you don't know what inspires that type of reaction. There's something mystical about it, that connection between an entertainer and a fan base. Why is it for me? Literally, it's magic. Everybody who has ever laced up a pair of boots and wanted to be a wrestler, that's what you're dreaming about. For me, that's the highest aspiration I have in wrestling. I want to main event WrestleMania. When I was doing radio interviews three years ago and I was low on the card, the preshow of WrestleMania, but whenever anybody would ask me what is your goal as for as wrestling, my goal is to main event WrestleMania."
Hulk Hogan also commented:
"It's great that an athlete like Daniel Bryan can fight all the odds and still keep going. I've never seen anybody get beat on so much and get beat down so much. Oh my god, I would have already taken my ball and went home. This kid takes a beating and keeps on ticking. I'm excited about the whole thing. I think Daniel Bryan is going to fight like a lion. I think he's going to go on (against Triple H), and I think we're going to have a new champion at WrestleMania. And his name is going to be Daniel Bryan."
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