In an interview with The Brockville Recorder, Kingston Whig-Standard, WWE SmackDown GM Daniel Bryan discussed the big, upcoming SummerSlam event. But he also discussed his neck injury, attempting a comeback and his retirement.
And here is what he has to say about a match he really wanted when he returned from surgery:
"When I came back from my neck surgery — and I have this really bad habit, it’s like I’m a glutton for punishment — I was like, ‘OK, I’m going to see how strong my neck is and to see if it can still take some of this stuff.’ ”
“What I really wanted was I wanted a match with Brock Lesnar, that was my thing. But I didn’t want to go into the match with Brock Lesnar (having) that be the first time I ever take a German suplex (following) my neck surgery. So, I wrestled Luke Harper and he German suplexed me on my head and everybody was like, ‘Oh my gosh, why did you do that?!’ It’s because I have this mentality of, ‘Well, I don’t want to go in there against Brock knowing he’s probably going to give me one zillion German suplexes and not having taken a German suplex before and not having known that my neck was going to be ok."