WWE HOF’er Helped Name Undertaker, Says WWE Is Mistreating Daniel Bryan

Posted by Matt Boone December 6, 2013 6 Comments

The following are highlights from a Baltimore Sun interview with WWE Hall Of Famer Sgt. Slaughter:

On the way WWE is treating Daniel Bryan: “I don’t think he’s being treated fairly. [The people at WWE] are making him work awfully hard to be successful and he’s not letting them down. He’s working harder than ever. He’s like a giant slayer. He takes on the biggest and the best. Kind of like Dolph Ziggler — he’s another talent I thought he wasn’t being used right, and I brought it up in several production meetings that they shouldn’t do his character as they were.”

On Randy Orton’s rise through the ranks: “…A guy like Randy Orton, there wasn’t much to teach him inside the ring. I wrestled his grandfather and his father. All the teaching for him was done outside the ring. He was a tough nut to crack. He had a mind of his own, and still does. He’s another talent that exceeds and has so much ability.”

On helping name The Undertaker in WWE: “We would have meetings after shows to talk about what happened and plan things out creatively. The topic turned to Mark [Calloway] and Vince [McMahon] said he had an idea for a character name and he brought up the name Paul Bearer. The next day I went to Vince and I said I didn’t really care for that name for Mark in particular. I thought he looked different than that, and Vince said ‘like an Undertaker?’ and I said yeah! Maybe we should do Paul Bearer as his manager.”

Check out the complete interview online at BaltimoreSun.com.

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    • Guest

      WWE Misusing Daniel Bryan?


    • Mike Catt

      Thank you SGT Obvious, I mean Sluaghter..

    • Vitorio

      Can’t delete DVR of 5 hrs of Raw & Smackdown just to watch Wyatt-Bryan recruitment promos. Join forces to fight “the machine” sounds main event cool. Bryan joining could make historic faction with the backing of creative. I don’t think this is just wishful. A group as impactful as the Nexus debut?

    • D

      A 3-time world champion, former US champion, major merchandise source, constantly in big angles and one of the most over guys in the company. That’s what counts as “misuse” these days…

      • Guest

        If we’re talking about Bryan Danielson he has been misused.

        From NXT to post NXT.

    • P.P. Johnny

      P.P. Johnny wants to thank Bob Remus for stating the obvious & taking credit for naming a phenom.

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