After being defeated in the main event of night two of WrestleMania 37, Daniel Bryan has cast doubt on his future as a full-time performer.
Speaking to BT Sport, Bryan described feeling an “odd detachment” before the match even started.
The former WWE Champion went on to say that it’s a feeling unlike anything he has felt inside a wrestling ring previously.
“It was really bizarre… It’s taken me time to fully process what the experience was like because it wasn’t like a normal thing. I felt very out of body in it. When I’m wrestling, I feel everything and feel like I’m enjoying it. This was weird, I was out there and it felt like I was detached. It was so strange that before the match started, I got this strange feeling like, ‘Oh no, is this what it’s like before you die? Am I going to die? Huh, well, okay.’ I don’t know why or how it happened, but it was unlike anything I’ve felt while wrestling.”
Bryan then went even further, questioning whether that feeling was a sign that it was time for him to “let go” of being a full-time wrestler.
“I haven’t watched it back. I don’t know if watching it back would help figure out why I’m so detached. Maybe it was a sign that it’s time to let go of being a full-time wrestler. The odd detachment, I was like, ‘Woah.’ Like I said, I’m either gonna die [laughs] or maybe it’s a sign that this isn’t it and it isn’t the same type of fulfilment that it was before. I’ve been trying to meditate on it and talk to my friends that I’m close with like ‘what is that?'”
The veteran and father of two also revealed that his contract is up relatively soon, but says that he’s “still trying to figure out what I’m doing with my life.”
Although Daniel Bryan left WrestleMania 37 without the Universal Championship, he played his part in a chaotic and highly memorable main event. Doing battle against champion Roman Reigns and Edge, Bryan came within touching distance of victory on multiple occasions. However, he was eventually felled by a Conchairo from Edge and pinned by Roman Reigns.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.