Daniel Bryan Discusses His Rehab Time, Neck Injury, KENTA & Devitt In WWE & More

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The following are highlights of a new Comic Book Resources interview with
Daniel Bryan:

How much of your time does rehab take up?

I literally wake up, take the dog out, go to physical therapy number one,
drive about half an hour to physical therapy number two, from there I go to my
acupuncture and from there to my ART [Active Release Technique]. And that’s
every day. It’s physically and mentally exhausting, but I’m doing my best to get
better so I can come back as soon as possible.

When do you think that return might happen?


I mean, I’m hoping soon, but I don’t think the doctors are thinking it’s
going to be that soon. The problem is nobody really knows. I’m doing my best to
recover as fast as possible.


Would you want to come back in a non-wrestling
capacity?

I don’t know. I feel like if I can come back to wrestle, then it’s best to
just wait until I can come back to wrestle. Not being around is good for when
you come back — if you’re constantly being seen and that sort of thing. I’d
rather just be off getting better.

There’s been two high-profile WWE signings from NJPW recently.
How excited are you about KENTA and Prince Devitt becoming
Superstars?


I’m really excited, really excited. People’s eyes are going to be opened with
KENTA. He just brings a different style that we’ve never seen in the WWE before.
Tajiri threw a lot of kicks, but they weren’t as intense as KENTA’s. Being on
the receiving end of KENTA’s kicks is one of those things that translates very
well to the audience because you can see it, but somehow the audience is almost
able to feel it. The noise, the impact. Everything. It’s gonna be exciting, and
it’s gonna make everybody step up their game.


Do you have certain guys you do like to hang out with
backstage?

Yeah. I like pretty much everybody. Some guys I like because I’ve known them
for years, and some guys I like just because they’re funny, and some guys I like
just because I like giving them crap. And so: Big E. If anybody is [reading] this or on Twitter, go ask Big E what he thinks about 9/11! [Laughs] Those kind
of things. I really like Ryback, Cesaro and Seth Rollins, too. Heath Slater
entertains me to no end as far as him as a human being. William Regal has been a
mentor of mine for years. Whenever I get to see him, it’s great. Kane. Very
interesting character. We’ve got a lot of fun, cool people backstage.

Do you ever follow any of the chatter about yourself online? Do
you read things like message boards, Twitter and Reddit?

I guess I don’t know how, per se. I’m barely on Twitter. There’s just so much
stuff on the Internet. I try to use the Internet only when I need to find out
information, because anything else you just get lost in a pool of whatever. The
only time I look at message boards is when I’m looking for books to read. And I
have a specific site I use. I don’t even know what it is because it’s saved on
my computer. It’s good books to read and people are constantly suggesting what
they just read. Right now I’m reading a book called Thinking Fast and Slow. It’s
really interesting, and I found that from this message board. So that’s the one
thing that I do! [Laughs]

Check out the complete interview at ComicBookResources.com.

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