The Miami Herald recently spoke with Daniel Bryan about the upcoming WWE Battleground event this Sunday. Below are some highlights:

Bryan on his place in WWE right now: "It's been a lot of fun, and it's just surreal. It feels like yesterday I was wrestling at the armories in front of 200, 300 people. Now being in these big stories in WWE and main eventing pay-per-views, I've main evented every show I've been on the last two months, it's pretty surreal, and to do it in front of large crowds on such big shows, it's awesome. Some things happen overnight, but my rise to the top has not. It's been a very slow, gradual buildup. So the surprises to me is where this journey has kind of ended up, not like this rush of, ‘OK, yesterday I was wrestling in an armory and today I'm main eventing [a WWE pay-per-view].' It's been a process to get here, but that's the fun for me."

Bryan on the prospect of he and his fiancée Brie Bella both winning titles on Sunday: "It would be awesome. It would be something very special for us to share winning the titles on the same night. Couples doing things together, that would probably be one of the most special things we can do together."