Daniel Bryan Comments on His Current Run Being His Last as a Full-time Wrestler
Friday’s episode of Talking Smack on FS1 featured Daniel Bryan as one of the guests. One of the topics discussed included Bryan revealing that his current in-ring run in WWE will be his last as a full-time wrestler.
“I haven’t said anything about this, but in my mind, this is my last run. This is my last run as a full-time superstar.
Well, it’s not really a scoop. I think you can feel it in even just the way I approach things and the way my mentality is as far as my view towards younger people and all that kind of stuff and when I do this — as I’m doing this last run, my thing isn’t like, ‘I gotta prove to everybody that I’m the best.’ When I’m out there, I’m proving things to myself.”
Transcript h/t: PostWrestling.com
WWE Announces Hell in a Cell Watch Along Show
WWE recently announced that they will be airing a new Watch Along show on their YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook accounts during this Sunday’s Hell in a Cell event.
Announced to be appearing throughout the show are Mick Foley, Road Dogg, Jeff Jarrett, Montez Ford, Bianca Belair, and Sami Zayn.
Official press release:
Before the steel cage is lowered, get set for WWE Hell in a Cell with a loaded Sunday slate of WWE programming.
Get the day started with a look back at some of the most memorable matches with “Best of Hell in a Cell” starting at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT. Sit back for a collection of the most brutal showdowns inside the steel structure featuring Roman Reigns, John Cena, The Undertaker and many more.
Then at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT, tune in for a special edition of “La Previa” as WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, Rey Mysterio, Lana, Paul Heyman and a host of influencers from the entertainment world will stop by. The Spanish pre-show will be broadcast across WWE social platforms and on WWE Network for the first time.
The crew of WWE’s The Bump takes over at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on WWE Network, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Twitch. Hell in a Cell standard-bearer Mick Foley, Murphy, Jey Uso and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley will all preview a monstrous night inside the WWE ThunderDome.
The WWE Hell in a Cell Kickoff Show begins at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on WWE Network and WWE social platforms, including TikTok, and will provide expert analysis ahead of the night’s title showdowns. Join our panelists for a deep dive into the three championship Hell in a Cell Matches and all the upcoming action.
The best second-screen experience in sports-entertainment returns, as WWE Watch Along features a star-studded cast of Superstars alongside the pay-per-view event. Foley, Road Dogg, Jeff Jarrett, Montez Ford, Bianca Belair, Sami Zayn, Tamina and more will help break down the punishing play-by-play from WWE Hell in a Cell. Join the world’s best viewing party across WWE social platforms.
Catch it all and don’t miss WWE Hell in a Cell on the award-winning WWE Network, streaming Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
WWE Talent Not Informed of Draft Pool Plans Prior to Announcement
WWE held this year’s two-night WWE Draft special earlier this month for their RAW and SmackDown brands. Similar to last year’s Draft, WWE’s main roster talent were split up into two draft pool lists with certain wrestlers only eligible to be drafted on the night stated for their pool list.
Fightful reported that most of the talent spoken to stated that they were not told ahead of time of the company’s plans for the draft pool nor their status in it. Most talent reportedly only had found out after FOX Sports’ report that was released on the day before the draft that officially revealed the full draft pool lists.
It was reported that at least one talent spoken to had expressed displeasure over WWE’s unwillingness to inform talent of their draft plans and moves.
It was also reported that some talent did not even find out about their status in the draft pools until after WWE had released their own press release shortly afterwards.
Some talent reportedly had been told weeks ahead of time that they would be switching brands during the draft but it is currently not known how many were told.