Daniel Bryan shockingly retired from WWE after a series of concussions and head and neck injuries in February 2016. He was just 34 years of age at the time.
The promo he cut on Raw was one of the most emotional and heartwarming of any in recent memory.
However, Bryan returned to the ring just over two years later at WrestleMania 34, teaming with Shane McMahon to take on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
Since then, Bryan had gone on to win the WWE Championship, and is the current Smackdown Tag Team Championship.
Just a few weeks ago, Daniel Bryan revealed that he plans on wrestling until he is 70. However, this won’t be on a full-time basis.
Bryan appeared on Jimmy Jacob’s podcast, and interesting revealed to the former WWE employee that he will be stepping away from the ring as a full-time competitor once his current deal with Vince McMahon’s company expires:
“That’s the journey I’m on right now, I’m looking in a couple years when I’m no longer a full-time wrestle. I’ll always wrestle a little bit because I love doing it. After my contract is up, I don’t want to be a full-time wrestler anymore. So, diving into [climate change and other issues] has been really important.”
It is not known exactly when Bryan’s current deal expires, but he did state that once he is done with wrestling on a full-time basis, he wants to leave a positive impact on the world and use his status to assist important causes like climate change.
Thanks to WrestleZone for the transcription.