On this Saturday’s edition of Talking Smack, former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan opened up about his recent return to the ring after several months on hiatus. According to the Friday Night SmackDown superstar, it appears that his athleticism and endurance levels are no longer where they were during the prime years of his career.
As quoted by Wrestling Inc., Bryan said that he has reached a point in his career where he wants to see how well he can do against WWE’s top performers, may they be wrestlers he hasn’t faced in the ring or those whom he’s previously competed against. He added, however, that during his last televised match, he noticed that he has “lesser spring” in his step, particularly during the later stages of the contest. This bout was aired on the June 12 episode of SmackDown, as Bryan lost to AJ Styles in the tournament finals for the then-vacant Intercontinental Championship.