Daniel Bryan says the reason why we don’t have his WWE Championship match against Kofi Kingston in the main event of WrestleMania is that Kingston is only a “B+ player” and not main event worthy.
Bryan took shots at Kingston while speaking to SkySports (h/t 411Mania) and said that the reason why he’s on top is because he knocked down doors meanwhile Kingston only waited to get an opportunity for 11 years.
“Do you know what you need to do to be at the top at WWE? Do you know what you need to do to get to the top? The same thing I did. You have to knock down doors, and Kofi Kingston has been sitting there, waiting outside that door for 11 years. And Xavier Woods, no matter how smart he is, he can’t knock down that door for him, and Big E, no matter how strong he is, he can’t knock down that door for him. And all these people who chant, ‘Kofi, Kofi, Kofi’, they can’t knock down that door for him. And if he hasn’t done it after 11 years, he’s certainly not gonna do it on Sunday.”
The main event at WrestleMania 35 is the triple threat match involving Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch. Bryan gave his opinion on the main event and said that he does not hold a grudge against the women for taking the main event spot, because it’s his opponent’s fault for not being someone worth being in the spotlight.
“Every match I’m in should be the main event. I don’t begrudge the women being in the main event because realistically, I’m going against a B+ player. If I were going against like the elite, the top guys in our industry, the greatest guys in WWE, then I’d be in the main event. But even the biggest superstars in the world, Floyd Mayweather, you put him against a nobody in a boxing match, it’s just not gonna draw, right? That’s the problem that I’m going against Kofi Kingston, and all the WWE hardcore fans, they all love Kofi Kingston because of all this time he spent in WWE. And we think he really deserves it! Right? That word, deserve it. But guess what? People who think that they deserve it, they don’t draw box office. That’s why I’m not in the main event. Not because I’m not good enough. Not because the women are so outlandishly good. The reason I’m not in the main event? I’m fighting a B+ player.”