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Daniel Bryan on retirement: ‘A part of my mind hasn’t accepted it’

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

From his interview with The Daily World:

"It has been good, but it is weird, because my life had been so busy before retirement. Now, you have all of this extra space and time. Because I was forced into retirement and not wanting to retire, I have to keep my mind away from wrestling. It is borderline painful. OK, so how do you fill your mind when you have filled it with this one thing for so long? I've experimented with gardning. I love it, but you don't love it like that.

"A part of my mind hasn't accepted it. I wake up sometimes with dreams of wrestling. This literally happened to me (the night before the speech). I was in Las Vegas and I flew in. I woke up this morning from a dream where I was going to wrestle and I'm not. I have to remind myself at times."

It’s still sad to think that Daniel Bryan, one of the very best professional wrestlers in the history of the industry, had his career cut short due to injury. The good news is he can still do plenty of good within the business, as far as the health of those working within it is concerned.

Plus, he’s not all the way out. It was announced just yesterday that he’ll be calling the WWE Cruiserweight Classic alongside Mauro Ranallo on the Network. And while that will never come anywhere close to what he did in the ring, at least he can stay connected to a world he loved and gave so much to for so long.

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