Let us take a look at the top 6 stories of the hour from the world of Professional Wrestling:
6. Is Daniel Bryan’s Retirement Legit?
Many people are speculating that former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan announced his retirement in order to get out of WWE contract and return on the Indies so he can wrestle again. However, Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer has confirmed that’s not true, as Bryan, despite announcing his retirement, is still under WWE contract.
Below is what he said:
“If you think Bryan outsmarted Vince by retiring to end the freeze on his contract, well, I can tell you for sure you’re wrong on that one. Retirement had no affect on the terms of his deal.”
Speaking of Bryan, his wife Brie Bella paid tribute to him at Fastlane 2016 by wearing the type of boots Bryan wore at WrestleMania 30.
Speaking of Bryan getting retired, “Big” Vito Lograsso, who is a former WWE wrestler involved in the concussion lawsuits, recently noted that he thinks Bryan wouldn’t have retired if it wasn’t for the concussion lawsuits.
Below is what Vito wrote:
“My thoughts on this week so far are something to talk about. People are now starting to get in the know on CTE. If it wasn’t for this lawsuit, Daniel Bryan would be going to WrestleMania. Who knows what would have happened if he kept wrestling. I am happy he will be OK. The fear on losing your spot is real. Are you hurt, NO. You keep going. It was the culture. All the people now sharing concussion stories. All the awareness. But a year ago, this lawsuit and everything about concussions, CTE, was laughed at, made fun of, thought it was a load of crap. Now, it is reality.
The education you are getting now, but what about back then? Now people want to step up and be spokesmen and help. No one could care or donated there time last year. They could care less. Glad I made this possible for all to see. I speak for me, the others and the guys not here no more. My wish is for this to settle and make this a great thing. Right now it’s a pissing contest instead of working together. Make things right and go for the gold on this. Waste your money on fighting something that is true won’t get you any votes.
Just prolonges what will be. Do it classy and not as a must. -Merit- , is what we have, the facts are there. Daniel Bryan moves on to have a family and keep his head together, a real positive here. If not for me taking this on , who knows what would have been. #fightvitofight”