Daniel Bryan was a recent guest on “Booker T’s Heated Conversations” podcast, and was asked if he thinks the Bellas get the respect they deserve:
I don’t think so. Obviously, I’m very close to the situation and I know that a lot of hardcore wrestling fans look at them and their era as a negative on women’s wrestling. Brie was in the ring when the hashtag #GiveDivasAChance started because they were only in like a 30-second match. I think people were frustrated with this idea that the women weren’t being given more opportunities. They worked very hard for that kind of thing and they were part of this transition into divas to women’s wrestling. But I also think that… I get women coming up to me and saying ‘oh my god, you’re Daniel Bryan, right? From the show’. And that’s how I know that they’re not necessarily wrestling fans, they’re Total Divas or Total Bellas fans. I think exposing our product to a different audience is always good. That’s one of the things that I think Vince will say, and a lot of people will say, is that one of the great things about things like Total Divas and Total Bellas is it exposes WWE talent to a whole new audience of people.