Daniel Bryan recently spoke with the Boston Herald about WrestleMania 30, the WWE Network and much more. Check it out below:
What separates WrestleMania from all other events?
“It’s the biggest show of the year for us. It’s in front of 70,000 people. People from all over the world travel to whatever city we’re in. Last year we were in New Jersey, this year we’re in New Orleans, the year before we were in Miami. It just brings so many people from all over the world to those different cities and it’s the most watched wrestling event of the year.”
What impact do you think the WWE Network will have on WrestleMania?
“It’s fascinating because we don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s truly a gamble, but it’s an interesting gamble because the network — if you’ve seen it — it’s awesome without the live programming. If it were just a Netflix type thing where all you went and did is watched old stuff, you have access to all these different Pay Per Views that as a wrestling fan, it’s just incredible. But then to add a live stream for Pay Per Views — it really gives people all over the world access to WrestleMania that didn’t have it before. Even if you’re busy on WrestleMania, you can get it on the network and you can get it wherever you’re at as long as you have a WI-Fi. Media is changing. Everything is changing. It’s going from print to online with media and the same thing with cable and all that. To me, it’s becoming decentralized. Netflix has proven that. I think they have more subscribers now than HBO, which, if you would have told people that five years ago, they would have said that’s never going to happen. It’s just interesting the way all of its changing.”
What’s your favorite WrestleMania memory?
“My favorite WrestleMania memory is actually the first Pay Per View I ever ordered. It was WrestleMania 12 and it was Sean Michaels and Brett Hart in an Iron Man Match. It was similar to what my situation is now. Sean Michaels had a dream and that was the whole sell of the Pay Per View. This is a boyhood dream and they went over 60 minutes and Sean Michaels won the WWE Champ.”
Andrews Take: This was a nice read and it should be noted that Bryan and Brie Bella are getting married today. So congrats to them.
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