WWE News: Daniel Bryan finally expresses some frustration with WWE politics

Jan 23, 2014 - 12:30 PM

WWE star Daniel Bryan spoke with Shaffee at 97.9 WGRD in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was asked about not being accepted as a main event talent. "They never aspired for me to be where I'm at," Bryan said regarding WWE officials. "There are certain guys, they see somebody, and they say 'I see money in that guy.' I don't think they ever looked at me and said 'I see money in that guy.' To this day, even with the loud fan reactions that I get, I feel like the company still doesn't see money in me, and that's just interesting because you go out there and do your best, and sometimes it can be very, very frustrating.

"This is not an objective business. It's not like football. If you are a running back and you go out there and get five yards every carry they are going to keep putting you in because stats don't lie. This is not that. It is, 'Well, he's getting a great reaction, but is he actually selling tickets?' And that's the company's bottom line is we need people who can sell tickets. I can get the crowd to react very loudly, but does that translate into people buying PPVs? Or, 'Oh, I don't think he's very marketable, he might have a niche appeal.'

To me, none of that matters. I just go out there and do my best, and it has been... sometimes it's been frustrating just dealing with the political type stuff, because I am not a politicians and I never have been... My whole career, I'm pretty easy-going. As far as being successful in WWE, that is probably my biggest downfall, actually."

Powell's POV: Bryan also spoke about how Gabe Sapolsky initially didn't see him as "the guy" either. It's a very interesting interview in that Bryan finally expresses some frustration with the politics, though he also stated that he is very patient.

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