The immortal Daniel Bryan?
Former 4-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan is five months into his return to in-ring competition. In his 2018 comeback, Daniel Bryan has wrestled the likes of "Big Cazz", Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles and many others on WWE programming and at live events. Bryan has had his fair share of health scares in the past but he is looking to put all of that behind him and during a recent interview with ESPN, Bryan shared that he truly believes that he can continuing performing until he reaches the age of 70.
"Realistically, I want to wrestle until I'm 70," Bryan said. "That's a goal to people that sounds insane, but there's a MMA trainer, Firas Zahabi, he trains Georges St-Pierre and he was on Joe Rogan's podcast and I love what he said because this is how I envision my life. He said, 'I want to be grappling and doing jiu-jitsu the day before I die.' He wants to live to be 90 years old, but he loves doing this so much he wants to physically be capable of doing it until the day before he dies because it brings him joy and that's how I feel about wrestling. For me, my goal is to enjoy this moment that I have in the WWE spotlight because that doesn't last forever. That really has taken hold since I was forced to retire. You have to appreciate every moment of this, but I also have to transition my style in a way that I could still be wrestling when I'm 70 years old. I want to transition my style slowly to something that's a little bit easier on my body."
The leader of the "Yes Movement" also has a list of talents who he wants to wrestle for the first time and/or tussle with once more. Bryan stated that he would like to mix it up with Andrade "Cien" Almas, AJ Styles once again, and the man who will be challenging for the NXT Championship tomorrow night at TakeOver: Brooklyn IV, Johnny Gargano.
"I actually do have a list of guys and it ranges from guys like AJ Styles and Goldberg to Johnny Gargano and Roderick Strong, who are down at NXT," Bryan said. "I want to wrestle AJ, I want to wrestle Shinsuke Nakamura, I want to wrestle Andrade "Cien" Almas because I love Lucha. So Andrade is a true luchador, who main evented arenas in Mexico as a luchador and I want to go out there and I want to wrestle him. I have all these dream scenarios in my head where I would love to do this and that. I think that's one of things that's makes me so passionate about wrestling -- the variety."
This past Tuesday on SmackDown Live, the final build to The Miz and Daniel Bryan's match at SummerSlam took place. To take a look at the promos for their match that is eight-years in the making, head over to WWE's YouTube channel.