"You want me to run the whole list or do you want me to start at the top? How about the fact that I'm the COO of this company? The fact that I'm very busy? I don't have time.
"Yeah, so let me get this straight: You're going to compare the Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, A+ players, you're going to compare them to a challenge by Daniel Bryan? It's a world of difference. I don't know how many times I have to say that. He's a B+ player. It's going to take a whole hell of a lot more than Daniel Bryan for me to take the time out of my day and my schedule, my life and my dedication to the WWE Universe, to get me to lace up my boots at WrestleMania.
"There's no denying the fact that they want it. There's no denying the fact that Daniel Bryan thinks he wants it. Careful what you wish for. Imagine as loud, as thunderous, as crazy, as deafening as Monday night was in that ring with those people cheering Daniel Bryan, imagine the deafening silence when he is stopped, embarrassed, and humiliated in front of the world on the grandest stage of them all, Michael. I'm trying to save them from themselves.
"Why would I bother? He's a B+ player, that's pretty good. He's good for business. Me ending all of that, the t-shirt sales, the movement, all of it; why would I want to end that? It's not good for business. What's good for business is for Daniel Bryan to do his little B+ schtick over here and do his thing. Let the immortals be at the 'Showcase of the Immortals'. And what, you think this is my first barbecue? You think this is the first time a guy tries to call me out to ride my coattails into WrestleMania?
"In that version of your world, in the fly by earlier in the day by the military are they flying monkeys or are they flying pigs? Let's live in the real world. He is a 185-pound sawed off midget, right? I'm going to get in the ring with him? If I wanted to end it, I would just fire him. I'm not going to embarrass and humiliate the guy in front of the world. He has value. The people love the little guy; I'm going to give him that. They dod. They have no idea what they're asking for.
"Michael... honestly? So you want to know if I'm afraid of him. The answer to your question is the exact same answer to Daniel Bryan's question: No."