– Justin Roberts recently spoke with Cult of Whatever (via wrestlezone.com ) about the famous Nexus attack on Raw where Daniel Bryan choked him out with his tie. Here are the highlights
That was crazy, every week for years I would look around and the people around me would get beat down but they never got me. They would always get the timekeeper and I was always safe. On that night when the Nexus invaded Monday Night Raw Arn Anderson told me before hand I may not be safe and that is when we found out what was going on. As far as the tie is concerned it wasnt planned like Daniel came up to me and said he was going to get a tie and do this to me. He had a general idea of what was going to happen and Daniel Bryan is very smart, he is great at what he does and when he saw my laying there with my shirt off and tie around my neck instinct just took over and he saw an opportunity to get the job done which he was supposed to get done. They were told to go out there and cause havoc, nobody said dont do this or dont do that, they were told to make an impact. He really did strangle me and people still to this day ask me if I was acting and I wasnt acting, I was legitimately getting choked. I tried to get my finger in-between me neck and the tie but I just couldnt get it to go in, I was choked for a short amount of time but I was fine and when I got to the back everybody was happy with the way the segment went. Vince was happy, I was happy, Nexus were happy, the fallout came afterwards when one of the sponsors wasnt pleased.