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WWE News: Daniel Bryan discusses his post-retirement struggle, weighs in on his in-ring return, and more

Soumik Datta
ANALYST
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942   //    10 May 2018, 02:31 IST

Daniel Bryan's return to the ring has been nothing short of amazing
Daniel Bryan's return to the ring has been nothing short of amazing

What’s the story?

WWE Smackdown Live Superstar and former four-time World Champion Daniel Bryan was recently a guest of Chris Jericho’s Talk is Jericho podcast.

During the conversation, Bryan discussed a host of topics including his post-retirement struggle, plans to work for other promotions outside of the WWE, and a lot more. (Courtesy of Ringside News)

In case you didn’t know…

As noted, earlier in the month of March, WWE doctors finally decided to medically clear the former four-time WWE World Champion Daniel Bryan and thus, allowing him to compete and wrestle in the ring for the first time in almost two and a half years. 

Bryan’s return to in-ring competition has certainly opened up the possibility of many potential dream matches within the WWE, that we the fans could witness within the next few years.

One of the potential matches is certainly going to be another rematch against WWE Champion AJ Styles. 

The heart of the matter

While speaking with Chris Jericho, ‘The American Dragon’ Daniel Bryan opened up about numerous wrestling related topics and below are a few highlights from the interview:

Daniel Bryan initially retired from Professional Wrestling back in 2016 and shortly afterward, the former WWE World Champion was assigned as the newest General Manager of the SmackDown Live brand.

However, as per Daniel Bryan himself, he claimed that his working experience as the GM of SD Live was absolutely miserable, as he didn’t want to go to work each week because it was very hard for him to be around the business without being able to compete in the ring.

As noted, Daniel Bryan’s contract with the WWE was set to expire on the 1st of September and apparently, Bryan made up his mind about leaving the company in order to wrestle somewhere else, given the fact if WWE hadn’t medically cleared him in the first place.

Bryan claimed that he initially had plans of going to either Japan or Mexico and compete for NJPW, CMLL, or return back to his old promotion, that is, Ring of Honor.

During the conversation, Bryan also informed Jericho that during his tag match at WrestleMania 34, he seemingly got a bit tired after performing a few multiple dropkicks from corner to corner, however, after taking a deep breath, Bryan was feeling much better.

However, the former World Champion was once again concerned heading into his recent one-on-one match against AJ Styles, but things turned out pretty well during that contest as well.

What’s next?

Following Daniel Bryan’s recent loss to Rusev, we are still unsure what the WWE has next in store for ‘The American Dragon’, but a feud against The Miz definitely seems to be on the cards for Bryan.

Author’s Take

Daniel Bryan’s return to the wrestling ring will go down as one of the greatest comebacks of this generation and his story will definitely be one of the most historic love affairs in Pro Wrestling history. 

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