Daniel Bryan Really Wants To Work With Big E and Gran Metalik, Praises NJPW Superstar, On The Next Batch Of Great Wrestlers


In a new WWE Backstage digital exclusive, WWE superstar Daniel Bryan states that New Day member Big E is one of the most underutilized talents on the roster, and someone he would like to work with in the future. He also throws praise for NJPW’s technical wizard Zack Sabre Jr. before discussing the next batch of stars coming up to the main roster. Highlights are below.

Wanting to work with Big E and Gran Metalik:

It’s interesting because there’s already guys that are on TV that I would really want to work with, in singles programs with. Number one, who I think has been supremely underutilized is Big E. Big E, he’s just an entertaining guy, and he’s so big and he’s fast. I’ve had maybe about two or three singles matches with him. Every single one, when I’ve been in the ring with him, how is this guy so good. He’s so good. Another one is Gran Metalik because I love Lucha, and to me, he’s one of the premiere Lucha guys in the world. We just don’t utilize him that often, guys like that who are already on the main roster. It’s hard because when I look at NXT people, it’s guys that I want to see succeed because I know them, so it’s hard for me to look at them objectively. It’s like I want Roderick [Strong] to come up because I’ve known him for years.

Praise for Zack Sabre Jr:

I wrestled Zack Sabre Jr. maybe it was 2008. When I was an independent wrestler, I wrestled this very technical style just bend people and all that kind of stuff. I thought I was pretty good at it. Zack Sabre Jr. does it, and he does it so much better than I ever did it. It was kind of demoralizing a little bit. Although, it’s inspiring when you go OK.

The next batch of talent:

You see all of those kind of guys, but I want to wrestle a guy like Keith Lee, who’s fantastic. I never got to meet him before, and even like Dominik Dijakovic. I see things in him where I’d like to do six months of live events with him. He would be so good. There are so many guys at the Performance Center that are just incredibly talented. For the first time ever, I think we have so many talented people that it’s hard to utilize them all.

Full interview below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)

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