Did You Know That WWE ‘Retrained’ Daniel Bryan? Other Gems Joey Ryan’s Unearthed About His Time with WWE

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Bill Demott’s taken more potshots in the past several years than Cypress Hill has for their entire existence, and it’s apparently for good reason. The NXT trainer/freelance hazer has come under fire for allegations of gross misconduct as a developmental coach (“unsolicited naked stinkface” being among the shuddersome phrases involved), and indy sensation Joey Ryan recently relayed some laughable statements about those clogging the Stamford works.

Among the comments:

“At WWE camp, Bill DeMott said nobody on indies is as good as NXT guys. I’d LOVE to debate Bill DeMott on what he thinks ‘good wrestling’ is.”

“Another thing Bill DeMott said at the WWE camp is that ‘WWE retrained Daniel Bryan or he wouldn’t be as good as he is today.’”

“Candice Michelle went to PWG in 2008 & raved about me to John Laurinaitis. When I saw him, he said ‘What does a Diva know about wrestling?’”

Of course, this is all hearsay, but it holds more weight than, say, a snarky second-hand writer like myself bashing professionals in the biz. If nothing else, any glimpse into the distorted mindset of a company that can afford to be delusional makes for good reading.

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21 Responses to "Did You Know That WWE ‘Retrained’ Daniel Bryan? Other Gems Joey Ryan’s Unearthed About His Time with WWE"
  1. Josh Dionio says:

    And where has Bill put himself as a star? Mid-card at the highest, never a chance at the main event. Bill needs to lay off the Kool-Aid and get back to reality ASAP.

  2. Walt says:

    I’d rather be trained by Dennis Stamp than Bill DeMott. May not be booked, but I’ll know how to work 😉

  3. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    I have no problem believing that the WWE retrained him to work WWE style. That’s what they’d always do with the indy guys because they have to “re-program” them so they’ll work in a way that the WWE wants and the audience expects.

    Imagine training under Bill DeMott and having him tell you you aren’t good enough- how embarrassing.

    • Kevin Dunn's Weaselbeaver Teeth says:

      Id say real hugh morrus bill, considering your claim to fame was being Goldbergs 1st jobber. You can stop acting like a hugh g rection, because bullying is no laughing matter.

  4. Hashington says:

    Hugh Morrus never worked a good match in his life yet somehow became head trainer. That makes perfect sense.

  5. BaltoJim says:

    I’m thinking “WWE re-training” entails learning how to take forever to get from the Titantron to the ring and to stretch in-ring promos to 15 times longer than necessary.

    • BaltoJim says:

      Also, learning how to not look disgusted when Super-Cena pops back up from your finishing maneuver.

    • Anonymous says:

      You joke, but this is seriously probably part of it. It’s not so much the match working that needs to be “retaught” as it is the ring psychology.

      • Anonymous says:

        I meant to say “promotional skills (i.e. selling PPVs and keeping cable TV advertisers/networks happy) and ring psychology”. That’s basically a WWE wrestler’s job: 1) Do what the company wants (which is largely arbitrary and doesn’t help anyone’s bottom line) and 2) Do want the network/sponsors want (which is the only thing justifying WWE’s continued existence).

  6. Guilty Party says:

    Larry Sharpe never got above the midcard, and look at the guys who came out of the Monster Factory.
    Les Thatcher is another good example.
    In ring success is not a direct corollary to training ability…
    But, yeah, sounds like Demott’s an a-hole.

    • Justin Henry says:

      a guy on Twitter tried making the same point about DeMott being a nobody, and I countered with Eddie Sharkey’s success as a trainer. That said, yeah, sounds like DeMott’s a crank.

  7. Big wiggle says:

    Hue g. rection knows his stuff

  8. The Dread Baron says:

    Unsolicited naked stinkface? Talk about something that is no laughing matter.

  9. John C says:

    I’m curious about where I can go to get a solicited naked stinkface.

  10. Mister Forth says:

    Don’t be a bully, unless you were a member of M.I.A.

    • Walter Kovacs says:

      Well, based on the logic of “Don’t be a bully, Be A Star” those are your two options. And clearly, DeMott has tried and failed at being a star, so he was only left with the other path.

  11. Thun says:

    One day, Demott will get his. One day.

    And boy, it will be glorious.

  12. smh says:

    Who DIDN’T know they retrained Bryan Daniel?

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