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Daniel Bryan not thinking about retirement, even if WWE is

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From his interview with Sport360:

"No, (my career is not over), at least not in my mind. WWE might be thinking that, but I feel great. I feel like I'm ready to wrestle. If they called me to wrestle tomorrow I would. It's just a matter of getting cleared. I've had a long history of concussions, so they are a bit hesitant to get me back."

The last we heard from Bryan, he was hoping to be back in time for SummerSlam but that obviously didn't happen so he's since shifted his goal to a return by the Royal Rumble next year. He also revealed months ago that he's been cleared by an independent neurologist but WWE has refused to do the same.

As he stated, that likely has to do with his history of concussions. It should be noted that the company is currently dealing with a number of lawsuits on that very issue.

Still, WWE has used him for Total DivasTough Enough, and periodic returns on Monday Night Raw. Rumors have suggested the company wants to keep him relatively busy with outside projects until he's cleared to return to active wrestling but there's no telling when that will be.

If ever.

That's the key. Bryan is making it clear that if WWE won't allow him to wrestle again, he may have to force their hand so he can go elsewhere.

Stay tuned.

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