Source: Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast
On episode 110 of Sam Roberts' Wrestling Podcast, WWE SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan talked about whether he enjoys Talking Smack, what he seeks to accomplish with the program, and WWE Superstars do not speak their minds.
"Sometimes, yeah. I mean, sometimes, I just say things and then, sometimes in my earpiece it's like, 'why are you saying that?' And then, it's like, 'oh…'"
Bryan added, "so my thing with Talking Smack is, I want our talent to look really good. So for example, Baron Corbin was on the show, not last week, but the week before, he was awesome. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It did great and the key is the show is not about Renee [Young] and I, like, we're just hosts - we're just there to bring stuff out of people, to help them."
According to Bryan, performers used to speak their minds in past generations because they could threaten to leave, but that does not happen anymore.
"The reason why guys could do that before, like, say in The Attitude Era, because it's like, 'yeah, fire me - I'll go to WCW' or in The Territory Era, 'yeah, fire me - I'll go to a million different places,' right? Now, 'fire me - actually, please don't fire me.' Literally, I've been doing this since I was 18 [years old]. I don't know how to do anything else."
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