WWE: Daniel Bryan admits to taking Kenta's move

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Former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan spoke this week about superstar wrestler Kenta who was signed to a WWE deal last week.

Many WWE fans see Kenta as the perfect replacement for the departed popular wrestler CM Punk in wrestling terms, although it will take some time for Kenta to learn English to a good enough standard to be good on the mic.

But the Japanese superstar's strength lies in his ability to amaze fans with an array of wrestling moves that have been dazzling fans in Japan for years.


Kenta's moves that he's perfected in Japan have been so successful that WWE superstars have actually borrowed them, and one of those wrestlers is Daniel Bryan, with ex-superstar CM Punk another wrestler to have borrowed one of Kenta's moves as well.

Daniel Bryan openly admits to learning his knee finisher from Kenta, and he says this is one of the main reasons for why Kenta will excite WWE fans when he makes his debut.

"I think it's great that Kenta has signed for the WWE. I think it will make everyone step their game up because he's such an exciting wrestler," Daniel Bryan explained at Comic Con 2014.

"Kenta is a new level of intensity. It's also going to be interesting because, I can openly say this, the knee that I use as my finish I learned from Kenta. I mean, he didn't teach me it but I learned it from Kenta.

"CM Punk's Go To Sleep, that's a Kenta original. He's an innovator of stuff. So when people see him on TV they're going to be really excited."

The Shield

Bryan believes that to stay on top of your game in WWE you have to beware of the new talent that comes on the scene. He highlights The Shield as a great example of wrestlers that have taken WWE to another level, and he says this type of success from newcomers keeps veteran wrestlers on their toes.

"We've already got some really exciting wrestlers in WWE that have made everyone step their game up. Just the additions of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns," Daniel Bryan continued.

"When those guys came on TV everyone had to step their game up. If they didn't step their game up they would have been left behind. And it's the same with Kenta."

Bryan's return

Bryan is currently on hiatus himself because of a neck injury that forced him into surgery and made the WWE take his championship title away from him. Although he's obviously eager to get back, he admits that he's pacing himself at the moment.

"There is no actual date for a return as of yet. I have got different prognosis's from different doctors. At the moment I'm just focusing on my rehab and we'll see from there," added Daniel Bryan.

For the full interview see the video below.

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