Daniel Bryan discussed a wide range of topics during an interview on My Mom’s Basement.
During it, he talked about the biggest lesson he’d give to the next generation of talent.
“I think the main thing would be to focus on the fundamentals and try to work your storytelling around fundamentals. It doesn’t take long to learn a cool move. Say Chad Gable sees a move, and he’s like, ‘Hey, I need a cool move.’ He’s never once come up to me and said that, but let’s say that. I’ll find him a cool move, and he can learn that cool move in under five minutes. It’s learning how and when to use the cool move. I think one of the things New Japan has really excelled at because they’ve put their rookies in a lot of matches where they’re not allowed to do anything but basics. So, when they do a Boston Crab, they have to learn where to put it to make the crowd care. That used to be part of the fundamentals of wrestling. I also think there needs to be more mentoring in wrestling. William Regal was a tremendous mentor for me and still is. I want somebody to be like, ‘Hey, here’s something you can do to improve.’ I think that’s the best way for people to learn is to find a good mentor.”
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