In a recent interview with Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports’ My Mom’s Basement podcast, WWE SmackDown superstar Daniel Bryan commented on his previous comments where he noted that he was trying to weasel his way in to wrestling for other companies, while remaining a WWE superstar.

“I brought it up to a lot of people and I don’t think the Mexico thing would happen, but I also think that now is, more than ever, is a time when people are open to new ideas. I think I have made some headway, whether any of it actually happens, who knows, it’s just one of those things that, one of the things that I think would be great. I don’t think people truly understand how great a lot of the WWE superstars are, because we don’t necessarily put on a pure wrestling product, we put on a sports entertainment product.

If all of a sudden you saw Cesaro in New Japan for example, people would be like, oh my God, this guy is the greatest, multiple people, I think if you put Otis in New Japan, people would be like holy cow, this guy is amazing, like Vader from the 90’s type vibe. People think of him as the worm guy, but him being able to do and learn and work with some of those guys, it’s just a different presentation, so I think that would be cool and a very unique contribution to wrestling, as far as giving back. I also think it’d be good for say WWE, and just wrestling in general, for people who are in say the developmental system right now, for them to be able to go and learn in other places.

I wouldn’t be the performer that I am today if I hadn’t wrestled in Japan, and not just Japan, where it’s like sports stuff, but like Butlins in the UK where it’s all comedy and I’m out there waving an American flag, singing the National Anthem, getting my pants pulled down, seeing how many times I can get hit in the groin in a match, that sort of thing. I think all of those things add to your depth as a performer and then, when it’s time to put you in a top position, then you can do a number of things.”

The interview is available in full at this link.