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WWE News: Daniel Bryan discusses his release & re-hiring in 2010, what McMahon told him when he was released, WrestleMania aspirations

Oct 16, 2010 - 12:05:14 PM
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By James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor

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WWE U.S. champion Daniel Bryan was interviewed by Tim Baines of the Sun newspapers in Canada promoting this weekend and next week's WWE shows in Canada. The following are highlights of Bryan's comments discussing an up-and-down 2010 timeline in WWE.

Daniel Bryan 2010 Timeline

June 7 -- On the start of the Nexus invasion angle with the intense first act: "I had never had to work on a PG show before, I got caught up in what I was doing. I got to the back and they told me that we weren't allowed to do that kind of stuff."

June 11 -- On Vince McMahon telling him he was released: "Vince called me himself and explained they were letting me go because they were a PG company and they couldn't have that kind of behavior. ... I was obviously devastated. For the next 24 hours, I thought, 'What am I going to do.'"

Leading up to Summerslam and getting the call he was coming back: "I was at the vet, ready to foster a really fat beagle. And I got a call from (WWE VP of talent relations) John Laurinaitis saying they'd like me to come back. It was amazing."

Aug. 15 -- Surprise return at Summerslam: "I was really nervous coming back, at Summerslam. I was going to be the seventh guy (on Team WWE vs. Nexus). It was a big spot to be in. Summerslam was the highlight of my career to that point."

-- WrestleMania aspirations: "I want to main event WrestleMania. The main event in the biggest show of the year. That's the apex of anybody's career. But I know that a lot of people have had that goal and a lot of people never got there."

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