Wondering what he might do next, that is.
We’ve seen him serve as a guest GM. That didn’t go too badly. We’ve seen him as part of Tough Enough, which also worked out pretty well. But outside of those ideas, what else might Daniel do? I’ve laid out a few ideas for Bryan, post-wrestling.
It’s no secret that some former wrestlers work out pretty well on commentary. Could Daniel move into the broadcast position? It’s certainly possible, as he would no doubt bring an interesting perspective to the announce team. And, being on the road would keep him around Brie more, possibly. So it is not without it’s appeal.
We see guys like Dave Finlay and Billy Kidman in this role, so it’s not a huge leap to imagine Daniel Bryan could become one as well. But, would he want that role? Would some guys in the locker room respect him? And, unlike a job as an announcer, this one carries with it what amounts to the same schedule as an active wrestler, minus the wear and tear of all the bumps. There is something to be said for getting off the road, however.
If WWE had a facility in Arizona, this would be a no brainer. I don’t know if Brie and Daniel would move to Florida (though it’s worth noting that John Cena and Nikki have a home there). But whether they open a new place closer to Daniel, or he opts to move to Florida, I am sure he’d make a terrific trainer. However, considering his ongoing concussion concerns, I don’t know if it’s worth the risk. Not that being a trainer is as bad as being the trainee, but you likely wouldn’t want DB taking bumps to show how it’s done, or any other similar physical activities. With something as serious as a concussion-especially if Bryan is a high risk due to his history-it’s likely not worth it.
This one is, hands down, my favorite. As much as I’d love to see him on WWE TV with regularity, a huge part of me hopes he just walks away. He’s already spent the majority of the time since he relinquished his Intercontinental Championship away from WWE, so it’s not really that much of a leap to assume he might just continue that trend. And that’s perfectly fine.
So, WNZ readers, what do you think retirement has in store for Daniel Bryan?