As someone whose career ended with a head injury, Bret Hart has weighed in on what he thinks Daniel Bryan's future is, and his outlook isn't good. In an interview with Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard section, Hart gave a grim assessment as to whether we'll ever see Bryan in the ring again.
"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."
Hart went on to say that the way Bryan handled himself when he came back from injury earlier this year was much like when Dynamite Kid returned from a serious back injury.
“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.”
The article is worth checking out for some of The Hitman's other thoughts on the WWE, such as WrestleMania this past year and his thoughts on Seth Rollins as champion. Hopefully, as Hart said, his fears that Bryan is finished aren't true and he is able to recover.