HollywoodLife.com got their hands on Mr. Money In The Bank and WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan! And while gearing up for this weekend’s HUGE SummerSlam PPV at Staples Center in Los Angeles August 14 we learned SIX new things about WWE SmackDown’s next rising star!
What is it like to be one of the best and most liked WWE Superstars in the world today? Well when it comes to Daniel Bryan, he takes it in stride and a genuine humbleness that makes you root for him even more. He has taken the WWE Universe on a roller coaster ride while bringing his talents weekly to Syfy’s monster hit friday night show, WWE SmackDown. HollywoodlIfe.com caught up with Daniel and talked about his dream girl, his dream match and if he’ll cash in his guaranteed title shot Money In The Bank briefcase this weekend at SummerSlam!
Read on to learn six things you never knew about Daniel Bryan!
1. Would Daniel Bryan ever want to do a WWE Film?
“Yeah, if they wanted me too. I would love to do it just as an experience, I mean I have no interest in being an actor, but I would like to experience it. I talked to Ted DiBiase (also a WWE Superstar) and he said that filming the Marine 2 was one of the coolest experiences of his life because I think they were in Thailand or something like that. He said that the whole experience was just amazing!”
2. Does Daniel Bryan have any celebrity crushes?
“You know what… I honestly don’t know that many celebrities! In my mind my dream girl is Meg Ryan circa 1989! I usually pay so little attention to popular culture, when people mention the hot it girl I really don’t know what they look like! So my answer to that would then have to be Meg Ryan circa 1989!”
3. Is there any chance that Daniel Bryan will cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase this weekend at Summer Slam?
NOTE: Concerning the Money in the Bank briefcase. It is his opportunity to award himself a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at any time he chooses, he has originally said he would like to cash it in at WrestleMania 28 in Miami on April 1, 2012.
“I mean there is always a chance, I like to hang it over their heads that I can cash it in at any moment and play up the cards that I am just bluffing the whole WrestleMania thing, but one thing is for sure I will definitely be at SummerSlam with my Money In The Bank briefcase.”
4. What are some of Daniel Bryan’s favorite TV shows?
“So I don’t even own a television but I did watch the recent HBO series Game of Thrones… Which I read those books when I was a kid, when I was in high school I read those books and I was really hesitant to watch it because usually when you read the book and see the show, its never nearly as good. Let me tell you, they did an awesome job with that series, Oh My Gosh! I love the whole thing, and now I can’t wait the next ones to come out.”
5. How can Daniel Bryan continue being a vegan with the schedule he has with the WWE, traveling and moving around so often?
“Well its actually not as hard as people would think… The great thing is that a lot of fast food restaurants now have vegan options. For example Taco Bell, you can get a few vegan burritos and McDonalds has there oatmeal now which is vegan. And a lot of the chain restaurants and stuff have vegan options or at least some salad options. But realistically what I have to do is bring a lot of stuff with me on the road, so a lot of supplements and protein shakes, a lot of nuts and a lot of seeds just to keep weight on.”
6. Would Daniel Bryan have a dream WrestleMania opponent to cash in his Money in The Bank briefcase on?
“I think the dream person would be Randy Orton, because he is the guy on SmackDown that is the man. I don’t want to just be the champion, I want to be the man. And like Ric Flair always said, to be the man you have to beat the man. And Randy Orton is the man right now on SmackDown.”
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