Daniel Bryan reveals issue with being SmackDown LIVE general manager

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SmackDown LIVE general manager Daniel Bryan has recently revealed in an interview what the one problem he is having with his new role within the WWE.

Bryan, who was forced to retire from in-ring competition earlier this year due to head and neck injuries, was announced as the SmackDown LIVE general manager last month, and has since been working alongside Shane McMahon, the commissioner of the show.

Following his retirement, Bryan and the WWE Universe were both unsure on what the future held for the former World Heavyweight Champion, but it was believed he'd stay away from the company and avoid returning as a non-wrestling figure.


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However, that all changed when Shane approached him to become SmackDown LIVE's general manager, a role which he accepted and has since flourished in.

Whenever Bryan enters the ring, the 'Yes' chants are still as loud as ever, and despite still clearly being over with the fans, the former wrestler has one issue with his new role.

Speaking to FOX Sports in order to promote this Sunday's SummerSlam Pay-Per-View, Bryan admitted that the hardest part of his new role is the fact he's so close to the wrestling action, but knowing he cannot get involved because of his health.

When asked about the general manager role, Bryan said: "The hardest part actually is not the task of being the GM, it's more so being around wrestling and not being able to actually wrestle.

"That's the hardest part. The other stuff is .... I feel like I'm not the greatest general manager in the history of general managers, but I do OK and I'm learning as I go. I try to just do my best with it."

Since officially retiring, Bryan has had a couple of roles within the WWE.

He was first a judge on this season's Tough Enough, before then starting commentary for the Cruiserweight Classic alongside Mauro Ranallo.

During Bryan's wrestling career with the WWE, he won the World Heavyweight Championship, the WWE World Championship, the WWE Intercontinental Championship, the WWE Tag Team Championship, and the United States Championship.

He also won the Money in the Bank and several Slammy Awards during his time with the company.

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