Yes, it’s true: Daniel Bryan has been forced to retire.
But, we shouldn’t sit and lament the possibilities that have ended for the former world champion. No, we’ll never see him get to face Brock Lesnar or Finn Balor, but he left us with so many great memories. Bryan really was one of the best performers in the world when he was healthy. His ability to have a great match with just about anyone highlights just how hard he worked in the ring, and just how much he cared for us as fans to put on classic after classic encounter in the squared circle.
Who can forget that time he turned on Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family? How about the show-stealing matches with CM Punk on TV and on PPV? And how can we ever overlook his championship win over John Cena, winning cleanly after hitting the running knee?
Whatever Daniel Bryan does next in life, it’s likely that he’ll be amazing at it. He has the kind of work ethic and attitude that can translate into success in any venture. It’s sad to say that his wrestling career is over, because his potential was limitless, but the moments he left us with will last a lifetime. Best of luck, Bryan.