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WWE.COM: Is there camaraderie backstage among the guys that came from Ring of Honor?
BRYAN: I wouldn’t say camaraderie. It’s more of a respect. But there’s camaraderie with some of us, we just have very similar senses of humor. We don’t necessarily talk all the time, but there’s that respect that we came from the same place. And I’m really excited for [WWE NXT Superstar] Sami Zayn to come up, too, because he shared that journey with a lot of us. There are some great guys that are coming up or who are not on TV yet.
CABANA: We were all able to figure out what we were doing right and wrong as wrestlers, performers and artists. That process is what put us all together. There’s that bond there that we all went through that battle for no money and very little fanfare for the love of professional wrestling. So, of course, when I’m in a locker room with a guy, we know we’ve done battle together. We’ve helped mold a generation of wrestling on an independent scale.
WWE.COM: The Authority often says on TV that Daniel Bryan doesn’t have the right look to be “The Face of WWE.” Do you think the mold of what a top Superstar looks like is changing due to the stars coming from Ring of Honor?
ROLLINS: I would say so, yeah. That’s a real thing. If you look at the history of who were the main guys in WWE, Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior were who people clapped for. Bodybuilding was bigger then. Arnold [Schwarzenegger] was so big and that was the look. As time evolved, MMA started to come to the forefront a little bit more and the look of a fighter, a man who was dangerous, started to change and evolve. That carried over into professional wrestling and it became easier for people to buy into guys who were our size, but had an extraordinary skillset. We didn’t have to be Herculean to be contenders. And I just think it was cultural shift more than anything, not just a WWE shift. Continue Reading
The Shield cleaned up at tonight’s Slammy Awards, and we’re not just talking about their suits. The Hounds of Justice took home 4 Slammy’s. Winning “Faction of the Year” “Breakout Star of the Year” “Trending Now (Hashtag of the Year)” along with Roman Reigns’ fierce spear taking home the Slammy for “What a Maneuver!” Award”