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Daniel Bryan is having fun back at WWE but struggles when crowds react too good

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When Daniel Bryan was forced to retire from active wrestling with WWE due to issues related to concussions, he had to take some time away to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. Initially, it looked like he may not return for any job in pro wrestling because, well, it just hurt too much not to be able to do what he spent his entire life working for.

Eventually, though, that faded and he came back to work in various roles as a host of talk show, a color commentator, and on-screen General Manager. Generally speaking, he does well with it and has fun, but, as he told Philly Voice, there are times when he struggles with it:

"It has its pluses and minuses. I love being around it. I love that part of it. I love being around my friends. I've grown up wrestling, right? I started when I was 18. So my friends are wrestlers. Which is how it works. I still have friends that I grew up with, but those friends are people that you see a couple times a year as opposed to these people that you see 200 days a year. So, yeah, it's good to be around my friends. I like getting out in front of a live crowd and that sort of things. Sometimes when a crowd reacts too good, then now I just want to wrestle. So, yeah, it's got its plusses and minuses, but it's been really fun being back."

It’s been fun having him back and while it would be great if he could be wrestling like we know he wants — hell, we want it too — if we can still get him on television while protecting his health that feels like a win for everyone.


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