Here are a few highlights from the interview.
On the segment on RAW revealing he would face John Cena at Summerslam:
"It was incredible and humbling. I have been wresting for a long time and most of the time it was in front of very small crowds who couldn’t care less about who was coming out there. I have wrestled in front of 13 people! And just hearing the reaction of the people in Brooklyn who were shouting “Yes! Yes!” – it was very surreal. Like 'is this really my life?'"
On comments by Mick Foley that he feels the time is now for Daniel Bryan:
"Well, I hope he is right and that my time is now. I feel like it is. It’s also very humbling. You know it’s crazy because I feel like my story is very much like Mick Foley’s story in the sense that I grew up a really hardcore wrestling fan and it took Mick a really long time to get to the WWE and to get opportunities to become respected. But it was the people who brought Mick to the main event, it was the people who were so entertained by how good he was – I feel the it’s the same for me. I’ve been wrestling 14 years so when you get a compliment from Mick like that it’s pretty awesome."
Bryan also talks at length about his relationship with CM Punk and working on the independent wrestling circuit with him. DirecTV is promoting a second part to the interview later this week. To check out the full interview, click here.