Daniel Bryan left the entire WWE universe in pure shock when he announced his retirement last month.
After finally reaching the mountaintop of the WWE, Bryan was cut down in his prime by a serious of neck and concussion injuries that forced him to give up wrestling because of some brain lesions and apparent post-concussive seizures he had been left with.
Another WWE star that had to leave the business because of injuries, Edge, recently revealed that he thought retirement was much harder for someone like Bryan that it was for him.
"I was already mentally and emotionally preparing myself for [retirement], so it didn't hit me as hard as I think maybe it does some," the former WWE Champion said.
"And, at that point, I had close to a 20-year career and there was nothing left to do except put younger guys over, which is what I was going to do, which would have been great and fun [to] teach and all of those things."
According to Edge, Bryan had really only reached the start of his main event career before it was taken away from him. That makes it much more difficult to come to terms with.
"But that was really the final thing to do, whereas, I think, it's harder for Bryan that he had a lot more [to accomplish]. Yeah, he still wanted it and so that makes it more difficult. And I'm sure he'll go through a mourning process because, even though I was ready, I still went through that, 'okay, now what? Is it just sit around? Is it? I don't know.' So that's the interesting, kind of, path you walk after."
We're all going to miss Daniel Bryan in the WWE but it remains to be seen how much he misses wrestling. Bryan seems like the perfect guy to get into coaching at the performance center.