Two weeks ago, the Ministry of Slam show did an interview with Shawn Michaels, during which HBK alluded to an unnamed WWE star who Vince McMahon doesn't "see money" in, and does not believe in his ability to draw.
In an update to that story, F4WOnline.com is now reporting that the superstar in question is Daniel Bryan, and the following is a PWTorch.com transcript of what HBK had to say in the interview:
"I had a conversation a couple of weeks ago with the man in charge and we were talking about a certain individual and he goes, 'I just don't see money in him.' And I said, 'You said the same thing about me.' He said, 'I did not.' I said, 'Yes you did!' (laughs) I said, 'And it's okay. It's just one of those things.'"
"I wasn't your prototypical—heck, I wasn't anybody's prototypical main event guy. And I knew that. So, you just do your absolute best," said Michaels. "Yes, I was very scared and very worried, which had a lot to do with how bad I handled stuff because I spent a great deal of my career waiting for the other shoe to drop. Because it was a very real view of me and my ability and my talent. I'm a firm believer that talent does rise to the top, but you have to be patient. So, I spent a great deal of time worried, intimidated, and concerned that with each passing storyline, it might be the last one."
According to the F4WOnline.com report, because Daniel Bryan will be featured prominently in the upcoming Total Divas reality show due to his real life relationship with Brie Bella, his position in WWE is said to be "safe" for the time being. As we previously reported, there has been talk of Bryan challenging John Cena for the WWE Title at SummerSlam this year.