Daniel Bryan Comments on Advice Shawn Michaels Gave Him

Posted by Steve Carrier on Sunday, October 27th, 2013


Daniel Bryan spoke with PWInsiderTV yesterday at Ringsidefest about WWE’s handling of ongoing storyline for the WWE Championship, as Bryan’s never-ending chase for the gold has left may fans upset. In response to the fan criticism, Bryan remarks, “Let them be critical.” He explains:

“I’ve always thought that. The fans have the right to say what they what and to be critical about something. If you don’t like it, say it. We live in a free country and the problem is that people don’t voice their opinions enough. People sit on their hands too much and don’t say what they want, say what they really believe in. If they believe that, say it. And that’s good, because constructive criticism is always good to me, and the company can take it how they want to. They listen to it, and if they look at it and say, “Oh wait a second, they don’t have any valid points. We want them to be upset.” Hey, that’s okay. But if they look at it and say, “That is a valid point, we might need to change something.” That’s the basis for change to me, is constructive criticism and people going against the norm.”

While Bryan doesn’t feel pressure competing in WWE pay-per-view main events, he still gets nervous. Bryan, who was trained by Michaels, revealed a piece of advice given to him by the WWE Hall of Famer:

“Shawn Michaels told me when I was training, if you don’t get nervous before you step through that curtain, then you probably shouldn’t do this anymore. So there’s always that little bit of nervousness because you want to go out there and you just want to give people everything that you got and you want to give them a great match, and all that kind of stuff, especially when you’re in the main event. But the nerves of having to follow something…the only time I really felt that was at SummerSlam, when I was watching CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar and going, “Oh my gosh. We have to follow this!”

Possible Spoilers and Preview for Tonight’s Hell in a Cell PPV…

  • allan

    So Shawn didn’t train him properly and he gave him horrible advice , quit if your nervous….. Right so when edge was walking down the ramp at mania against taker and his arms went numb cause he was so nervous should he have just walked back up the ramp and said sorry I can’t wrestle anymore cause I’m nervous… Lmao

    • Zuckerton

      Might want to reread that:

      “Shawn Michaels told me when I was training, if you don’t get nervous
      before you step through that curtain, then you probably shouldn’t do
      this anymore.”

      He said if you DON’T get nervous, you should quit.

    • Negatist

      You’re a moron… he said he SHOULD feel nervous. What a fuckup. Not only can you NOT read, but you make no sense in anything you say!

    • Ralph Ramos

      I hate to correct you about something Allen (LOL). But you also mentioned on a previous blog that Shawn Michaels ripped off Daniel Bryan and didn’t teach him anything. Well, Bryan didn’t say Michaels ripped him off, he said it was Dean Malenko. Just a little off there My Friend.
      Daniel Bryan said that he paid $500 upfront to attend Malenko’s wrestling school and it closed down a week later. When Bryan approached Malenko himself about this, he didn’t give a fuck. What a turd!!!!

  • Jack Swagger

    Even if there was a misprint and it said you shouldn’t be doing this if you’re nervous, after years of listening to wrestlers talking about pre-match jitters common sense would tell you what he meant.

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