WWE: Steve Austin thinks Daniel Bryan needs to slow-down

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It has been revealed that hugely popular WWE superstar Daniel Bryan has been pulled from the remainder of the WWE European tour due to yet more injury worries.

Bryan had a troublesome year in 2014 following his emphatic win of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXXI, when he faced a series of injury problems and consequent time away from the ring.

Stone Cold's advice

One WWE legend who understands Bryan's continuous injury problems in Stone Cold Steve Austin who himself endured a career which was hindered by a recurring neck injury.

Speaking on his podcast; The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!, Stone Cold explained that he had spoken to everyone's favourite 'yes!' man in Denver, Colorado a few months back and said he was in 'real goof spirits'. 

Given the news regarding WWE's decision to return Bryan to the USA for precautionary measures however, Austin felt the best thing he could do now is to alter his in-ring style:

"Daniel can change his style and be more of a wrestler, but he has that mentality that he puts his body on the line in every single match and that’s what’s hard for me to see because the guy’s work is so hard."

It is certainly not without a huge amount of hard work that Daniel Bryan has gained the popularity he now has as a professional wrestler under WWE as his athletic ability and wrestling talent makes him one of the best WWE superstars on the entire roster.

Character focus

Austin went on to say that, as is the case with many WWE superstars at present, Bryan should go down the route of promoting his character and personality as opposed to proving himself physically within the ring:

“Rely a little bit more on the gimmick rather than the work and a lot less contact and fewer bumps because you’ve worked so hard you can get away without taking all those crazy bumps.”

There is little denying that the way Bryan worked his way up within WWE makes him worthy of the best kind of career path now.

WWE have so far done well with Bryan's story lines since his return, but they along with many members of the WWE Universe will surely be hoping they do not need to fill the void that was left when he had his ling injury lay-off once again.

At present, there are rumours that his Intercontinental Title match with Bad News Barrett at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view event which takes place on 26th April at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois may be altered if Bryan is unable to perform due to his injury woes.

For the meantime however, the WWE as well as its WWE universe will be wishing Daniel Bryan back to full fitness and to be in the best possible shape he can be as he doubtlessly has so much more to give as a professional wrestler.

This is something which Steve Austin echoed and summed up perfectly:

“When you see a guy that works as hard as he has, no-one deserves it more than Daniel Bryan so I hope everything works out good for him."

What do you make of Stone Cold's comments on Daniel Bryan? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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