The New Day appeared on WWE’s After the Bell podcast this week to discuss their careers and to promote their new podcast.
During the interview, Kofi Kingston revealed Daniel Bryan went to bat for what would be their WrestleMania 35 match:
“[Daniel Bryan] pushed for that to happen. The plans weren’t for me to be at WrestleMania. I’m not sure who it was for Daniel to face, but Daniel went in and went to bat for me and the situation and the title match for us to happen. He had a big part in it too. It’s a testament to his state of mind as far as advancing the business and doing the right thing for the people and best product.”
Big E also commented on what it meant for Bryan to give Kofi that moment:
I give a lot of credit to Daniel Bryan, who I think is legitimate, like a generational talent. It meant so much more because Bryan was so hot and Bryan is just so damn good in the ring, on the mic, with his character. He was so giving with the build to the story that it meant more.”