Rhett Titus Reveals Why He Hated Training With Daniel Bryan

Ring of Honor star Rhett Titus was recently the guest on Interactive Wrestling Radio. During the interview Titus revealed why he said in a past interview that he hated training with Daniel Bryan…

“That was from an interview I did when I was younger. Going from training with (Austin) Aries to Brian Danielson was a bit of a change. Aries was a more laid back trainer. He said, “I’m not here to be your personal trainer. I’m here to be your wrestling trainer.” I thought that was very cool. Aries was a little more laid back, if you were a few minutes late, don’t worry about it. Bryan, on the other hand, everyday before practice we had to do tons of hindu squats, tons of push ups, tons of everything. And then, we’d learn a little bit of wrestling. I respect wrestling, obviously, and having to pay your dues. I would push myself in the gym and then would have to come and do all these extra squats. Especially on leg day, that was killing me! Bryan was also very strict. Practice would start at 5 O’Clock! I was coming from work at that time. It was about an hour and a half from work. If I missed one traffic light, I was going to be late. If I was late, I would always have to do extra squats, extra push ups, extra run the ropes. Extra everything! I remember one day (laughs) I was running a little late. “Ah man, I don’t think I’m gonna make it!” So, I put my boots on in the car. I pulled up to the school at 4:58. I went running upstairs in the school and at 4:59 with about 10 seconds to spare, I hopped into the ring. He was like, “Made it on time?” So, we started. And, Bryan was like, “Who the hell dragged mud into my ring?” Everyone was looking at the bottom of their feet and no one had mud. I look at the bottom of my feet and, of course… I’m the one with mud. So, I had to do extra squats, extra push ups, extra run the ropes… Even though I was on time! (laughs) I came to grips with the idea that I was going to have to do a little bit more than everyone else. In the end, it made me appreciate everything a little bit more. If you ever see me and I’m being hard on a young guy, you know why!”

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Huskie Howard

Huskie Howard

Huskie Howard is the owner and editor-in-chief of WrestleFix.com. He is a long time contributor to WrestleOhio.com, where he is known for his extensive coverage of Ohio pro wrestling and interviews with the stars of the Ohio pro wrestling scene.

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