Daniel Bryan sat down with NBC Sports on Monday before his return to SmackDown Live tonight. Bryan was asked what tweaks or changes need to be made in order to give the WWE a spark of excitement.
Bryan told NBC:
“I think a change of presentation is absolutely necessary… I think the way that we present our superstars probably needs to change… Years ago, WWE went through with this idea of having as much live stuff as possible on the shows, but I think when you watch say UFC for example, some of the things that are the most endearing, that make you care the most about the fighters are these backstage vignettes that show their real personality.”
“You’ll see great fights that people will cheer maybe because they’re great fights, but the fights that have the most impact are the ones with fighters who people actually care about… I think one of the things that really endeared me to people was that people got to view more aspects of my personality than most because of the different things that I did within WWE.”
“Seeing performers frustrated and being able to show that on TV and being able to show their experiences, their reactions to what’s happening to them on the show and doing backstage vignettes.”
“Now, I don’t know how we do it. I think if anybody has a magic answer of what the best way is to present personalities in this modern day of television, they’d make millions of dollars, so I may not have the answer.”
Daniel Bryan returns to WWE TV tonight on SmackDown Live at 8:00 p.m. EST on the USA Network. He is set to address the controversial ending of the first ever women’s Money In The Bank match.