During a recent appearance on the “My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox” podcast to promote tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite: Fight for the Fallen, Bryan Danielson commented on being known as a “bully” of sorts backstage in wrestling locker rooms.
Danielson confirmed the reports, saying he jokingly tries to put some of the larger wrestlers in submission holds. Two of those people include Paul Wight and Jake Hager. He said,
“He [Paul Wight] initially tries to bully me, and I stand up for myself. I do bully other people. Sometimes giants. Only occasionally giants. I come in hot. When I come into the locker room, I come in hot. I’m not coming in there to be soft on these guys. I come in and everybody is on their phone, I’m going to yell at them. Sometimes, I’ll be on the training table and Paul will come up and grab me in some sort of way and I’ll immediately, as fast as I can, try to armbar him. That does happen. Not that he’s a giant, but I am constantly trying to takedown Jake Hager. He’s got a (amateur wrestling and MMA) background. It’s not like I’m trying to single leg Brandon Cutler all the time. I don’t know anything about his single leg defense, but it’s not like I see him, he’s walking down the hall, and I’m going to double leg this guy. That’s not my deal. I’m going for the big guys.”
(h/t – Fightful)