Bret Hart Believes Daniel Bryan's In-Ring Career Is Over

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Sports Illustrated’s “Extra Mustard” blog as a new piece online featuring quotes from Bret Hart. In it, Hart likens Daniel Bryan’s injury situation to his own and states that Bryan is finished. Below is an excerpt:

“Daniel Bryan is finished,” said Hart. “He’ll never wrestle again. I don’t think he knows it yet. I feel terrible about Daniel Bryan. For all intents and purposes, he had the exact same thing happen to him that happened to me after Bill Goldberg kicked me in the head [ending Hart’s career].

“One day, you learn it’s over. Doctors tell you that you can’t wrestle and you’ll never wrestle again. I lost millions of dollars because of that. I pray that it’s not the same for Daniel Bryan.”

I saw him in a lot of his matches after he came back from the injury, and he was taking suplexes on the back of his head, powerbombs, and other really dangerous moves,” said Hart. “I know he wanted to test it out, but I think he may have pushed himself too hard. He’s like Dynamite Kid in the sense that they’re both tough and neither wanted to admit that injuries got the best of them. He’s finished forever, but I don’t think he’s even realized that. He’s probably thinking, ‘Maybe it will get better in a few months,’ but unfortunately, I don’t think it will.”

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Richard Reacts: There is no one in the pro wrestling business that I respect more than Bret Hart and I understand he's giving his opinion, however, the only person that can say Daniel Bryan is finished is Bryan himself. I'm not saying Hart's comments are farfetched or he isn't just being realistic but ultimately it's up to Daniel Bryan. We know what the feeling [regarding Bryan] is backstage and it's not good. But until Bryan states the doctors will not clear him to compete and his in-ring career is over, I'm not giving up hope. Bryan is on record as to stating that he will be back.

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