“It’s a hard pill to swallow when you have to walk away from something that you truly love,” said Austin. “That’s a guy who worked his tail off and the system was against him, he wasn’t the guy that was the chosen one. And because the fans believed so much in him, they had to make him the chosen one.”
Like Bryan, Austin’s career was also cut short due to previous injuries. On RAW, Bryan officially retired after doubt over his status the past two years.
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