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Daniel Bryan on how his GM role led to his in ring return

Daniel Bryan’s in-ring return is nothing less than a miracle, and in previous interviews, Bryan has talked about how he hated his job as the SmackDown General Manager since it meant being at the show every week but not being able to wrestle.

During a recent episode of the Heated Conversations podcast, Daniel revealed another side of this story and he explained how the GM role led to his return.

According to the former Champion, he would have probably accepted his faith instead of trying to get cleared, only if WWE had not brought him back in a non wrestling role:

The weirdest thing about it is I probably would’ve been satisfied with and accepted my retirement, if they hadn’t sent me to be GM, because it was so soon after I retired. I had signed up for school. I had signed up for ASU, so I was doing all this different kinds of stuff. And I’m like, OK, I’m going to transition my life into more of a home life. But then they brought me back and it was only a couple months after they forced me to retire.

Continuing on the topic, Daniel Bryan also recalled a match between AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose which he was ringside for and explained how it made him realize he shouldn’t be sitting in the sidelines.


  • Killswitch

    Not many wrestlers can say they returned to the ring after career ending concussions and being told they have to hang it up.

  • Armitage Soulshroude

    Pfff… Miracle, my *ss. His return was inevitable.