There is no doubt that Bryan Danielson is one of the most established names in the world of professional wrestling right now. He spent several years in promotions all around the world, including NOAH, ROH and numerous independent companies. It seems he learned a valuable lesson from Vince McMahon.
Known as Daniel Bryan there, he had a tremendous run in Vince McMahon’s company where he went on to become one of the most beloved babyfaces in the company’s history and won several world titles during his time there.
While speaking on The Masked Man Show, Bryan Danielson talked about his relationship with Vince McMahon and revealed the important lesson that he learned from the WWE Chairman. It turned out to be the ability to use silence.
“I try to be very conscious of things because of my respect for Vince and things he would want me to say and things he wouldn’t want me to say. One of the things he first taught me, and this was before I was close with him, was the ability to use silence and to not say something if you don’t have an answer. If somebody asks you a question, ‘well, maybe we could do…’ and you put out maybe not even your best answer. You could just say, ‘Hmmm, let me think about it.’
Sometimes when you talk to him and ask him a question, he’ll sit there and not say a word for 30 seconds or longer, which feels like the longest time in history, but he’s not going to give you a bad answer. He’s not going to give you an off-the-cuff answer. The ability to sit and wait and be patient enough, and even if you don’t come up with it, you get, ‘okay, let me think about that.’ That was one of the earliest lessons I learned from him, but there is no trepidation in the back of my mind that he wouldn’t want me to say that [laughs].”
Bryan Danielson also recently revealed why he liked working with WWE writers. While he is working in AEW right now, Danielson will forever be grateful for his time in WWE and all that Vince McMahon taught him.
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