Bryan Danielson’s accolades as a professional wrestler certainly need no introduction, as they proved to be one of the best in the business. He worked in WWE as one of their top stars and towards the end of his run, Bryan Danielson was even part of WWE Creative. Bryan had a long-standing rivalry with The Miz. He was also part of the iconic Talking Smack promo alongside The Miz a few years ago. It seems WWE put a lot of thought into producing the segment.
On the August 23, 2016, episode of Talking Smack, Bryan Danielson and The Miz took part in one of the most iconic promos in WWE history. It ended up elevating The Miz to the very next level, while Bryan was visibly upset and stormed off the set.
While speaking on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, Michael Mansury talked about the aforementioned segment. Mansury provided further details into how the segment was produced in the first place.
“It’s funny, you always hear people talk about The Miz and Bryan’s interaction [on Talking Smack]. The one episode where Bryan got hot and walked off. If Mike is talking about how he’s underutilized, abused by the system, etcetera, let’s amplify it, so you didn’t even wrap him up, you literally just did your sign-in to the camera and we faded out and he’s still on his harangue about being misused.
You could argue that a lot of Mike’s frustrations at the time were legitimately coming out on the air and he had every right to be, right?… There was just something so organic about Talking Smack,”
The segment ended up making the Intercontinental Championship prestigious for the next few months. Regardless, WWE has not been able to replicate the same level of success with their promos. We wonder if WWE will be able to achieve a promo at this level ever again.
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