Bryan Danielson Reveals Original Plan For The Miz Talking Smack Segment

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Bryan Danielson Reveals Original Plan For The Miz Talking Smack Segment WWE

Bryan Danielson has revealed the original plan for his legendary Talking Smack segment with The Miz.

On the August 23, 2016 edition of WWE Talking Smack, The Miz cut a scathing promo directed at then-SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan about his frustrations with not being used as Intercontinental Champion and Bryan’s in-ring style being the reason he could no longer compete.

Appearing on a live edition of The Sessions with Renee Paquette at Starrcast V, Danielson discussed the segment and revealed the original idea behind the exchange with The Miz.

He said:

Miz was very frustrated, he was Intercontinental champion and wasn’t being on TV much. I was very frustrated that they weren’t clearing me to wrestle despite numerous doctors having cleared me to wrestle, and you know, I understand why but that’s a long story anyways.

So, we came up with this plan and the original thing Mike (The Miz) and I came up with was that I was going to f—king deck him. We wanted to get under each other’s skin so much that it was plausible that I would legit be angry enough to punch him and so, that was the intent. And then I was going to punch him, and the idea was either they’re going to fire me or it’s going to make people want to see the match so much that they’re going to have to clear me to wrestle but then Mike did such a great job – intuitively, I felt was better to walk off. Because it was like, God, this is so good leave him with his heat. He was so good. He was magic.

Bryan Danielson was eventually cleared to compete in a WWE ring in March 2018 and would have a feud with The Miz that summer.

Bryan is now an AEW star and returned on the July 27 Fight For The Fallen edition of AEW Dynamite, losing to Daniel Garcia.

Keep track of Bryan Danielson’s win-loss record in AEW (for televised matches) at this link.

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