Daniel Bryan was recently interviewed by Inside the Ropes. In this interview, the leader of the YES! Movement talked about a number of wrestling related topics.
Bryan revealed that after Titus shoot punched him, he was enraged and wanted to stiff kick him in the head. However, he got to know what had actually gone down after the slide was played on the Titantron. (h/t wrestlinginc)
I was in the ring – and keep in mind I had been in the ring for a long time – I didn’t know anything had happened. Titus slides into the ring and punches me in the face, like really hard. He’s got these big, huge hands and he’s like ‘boom!’ I’m like, ‘Woah! What happened?’ I was enraged and I was gonna go kick him in the face. And then I glance up, and you see the tron, and they played it like 12 times in a row of him tripping, falling, and sliding into the ring. I was just like, ‘You know what? I understand. I’m gonna go over here. I’m going to leave him be.
Titus’ rage is understandable and totally justified. As hilarious as the slide was, it could have gone wrong in multiple ways.
Titus, who is a very easy going man, took this fall sportingly. Had it been any other Superstar in his position, he/she would have been devastated by the humiliation.
The bright side of the slide was that Titus earned a lot of fame and even made good money from the t-shirt sales.