On Friday night, Daniel Bryan wrestled his first match in five months, teaming with Kevin Owens and The Street Profits to take on Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura, Dolph Ziggler, and Robert Roode on SmackDown.
On Talking Smack afterward, Bryan reflected on his current situation, as a father of two nearing the age of 40, and believes that it's the younger wrestlers who are going to appeal to a younger audience as opposed to him.
He then admitted that he feels he's in his final run as a full-timer, as his approach as a wrestler these days has changed from his prime years.
“I haven’t said anything about this, but in my mind, this is kinda my last run," Bryan stated. This is my last run as a full-time superstar. It’s not really a scoop. You can feel it in even in just the way I approach things and the way my mentality is as far as my view towards younger people and all that kind of stuff and when I do this, as I’m doing this last run, my thing isn’t like, ‘I gotta prove to everybody that I’m the best.’
"When I’m out there, I’m proving things to myself and I want things better for the younger talent."
(Credit to Fightful for transcription)