Daniel Bryan recently talked with The Brisbane Times about a variety of things, including working for WWE and how it compares to the independent circuit, why he stopped being a vegan, and his love for music. Below are the highlights:
On the differences between working for WWE and the independent circuit: "Wrestling-wise, there's a huge difference. You see me on the television, that can be under 10 minutes … on the independent circuit the longest match I ever did was, I think, 76 minutes."
On why he is no longer a vegan: "It was hard being a vegan on the road, but that's not why I stopped being a vegan. I developed a soy intolerance. I have to bring a lot of food with me, and sometimes customs agents are not sympathetic to my plight [laughs from us both]. Being a vegan without soy is very, very difficult."
On what it is about music that inspires him: "It's interesting. Music is ultimately sounds that are appealing to you. People's voices aren't that important to me. I like lyrics that are socially and politically conscious. Know what I mean?
I really like Frank Turner. He's on the road all the time. He's a travelling musician. I'm a travelling wrestler. His plight is often my plight. For me, it's about opening my eyes to new things. Or can state it in a new way. It's this – we should be fighting together. That's it."