Credit: Between The Ropes
Cole on the Art of Detail lost in wrestling: "I think your 100 percent right. I think that the guys that do pay attention to detail stand out so much more. And my reasoning behind this is to me, pro wrestling being an event, being a spectacle that people come and watch and check out. Wrestlers and the moves that we are doing are just a small part of the entire show. So like for example, if something needs to be done or something needs to be said, there are often times where I will communicate with the referee, I will communicate with the commentator whether it be Kevin Kelly or Steve Corino. I will communicate with the cameraman and I will let them know there places to be or their stories to tell, to help me tell my story, so the story is told to a broader audience of the people watching it on their computer screens, watching it on their television screens. Because when you have everybody on the same page, paying attention to the same detail that your paying attention too, your story gets told so much better and it's told so much easier because everyone's on the same page. And Kevin Steen is very good at that. I like to think I pay attention to that as well, but that is something very very important, that like you said guys don't pay attention to as much, but I've always tried too especially in this role I've had as champion."
On how he relates to Daniel Bryan: "I think for sure. I think that was one of the coolest moments about WrestleMania 30. There's a lot of independent wrestlers that are smaller guys from all over the world who wrestle and I looked at that and I said, 'ok, it totally is possible and it totally is doable.' I think there's definitely cases where people have made that comment to me before about me with people saying that maybe I am too small or maybe I'm not big enough and I'm not six foot four or 265 pounds. But Daniel Bryan has proved that size doesn't matter and its true. I know that cliché and said over and over again. If your good enough at what you do in this job, the people will recognize it and their voices will be heard and let the world know that you deserve to be in the position you're in. Bryan has done great in that role and I can certainly relate to that. It's very very motivating."