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Like a House Afire: Daniel Bryan retirement, and can pro wrestling change?

Welcome to another episode of Like a House Afire, an almost weekly video-cast that runs down some hot topics in the world of pro wrestling with opinion and analysis from yours truly.

We get cat-sightings out of the way right off the top so we can pick at this week's heartbreaking news that Daniel Bryan has had to walk away from what he loves for the second-time in two years due to injury. I briefly give my tepid take on what The Beard should do before musing about how and if the pro wrestling business can change so that fewer wrestlers have to walk away in their prime, live out their lives in pain or die early deaths trying to make a living entertaining us.

Here's some background on the buzz that drove this episode:

The Intercontinental champ returns, says goodbye (for now)

A Cagesider's open letter to the man behind the wrestling character

Bryan already working on a comeback, while WWE stays quiet on his injury.

Your take on whether or not Bryan should retire.

Keith Harris & I chat with Nigel McGuinness about working safer & smarter

Hope you enjoy the show, and please hit us up in the comments with your thoughts, feedback, questions or suggestions.

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