While everybody was happy to see Daniel Bryan finally return to the ring at WrestleMania 35, the WWE Champion himself felt trapped when he came back, or at least that’s what he is telling people.
WWE recently released a new episode of their The Day Of series, and it follows the former Nexus member on his day leading up to his title defence against AJ Styles at the TLC PPV.
Among other topics, Bryan also discussed his in ring return earlier in the year during WrestleMania 34 and explained why he felt trapped when he got back into the squared circle:
“I felt a little trapped when I came back, I had this new idea for a style that I wanted to wrestle but when you come back at Wrestlemania, they kept having people tell me, ‘Oh! They want to make sure that you’re okay and that you’re healthy. They want to see you do all the old stuff. They want to see all the dropkicks in the corner and the dives through the ropes’ and all this kinda stuff, and it felt like a trap. Like I had just fought so hard to get back to do something that I love, but then to be trapped in to a certain way of doing it.”
Bryan then went on to explain how this experience molded him and helped him become the ‘new’ Daniel Bryan which we have seen in recent weeks. You can check out his comments in the video below: