Speaking on last week's episode of Talking Smack, Daniel Bryan claimed that he has started to notice a decline in his athletic abilities.
"I noticeably have less spring in my step as a match goes on, something I realised during my match with AJ Styles," Bryan said. "I never had a problem with endurance before. I still don't get tired, but later in a match, I can't jump as high anymore and AJ still can. It's funny because he's old than me... how is this fair? I train my but off."
Daniel went on, stating that how he views wrestling changes as he evolves. "When I got out there, it's a test of my, and my opponents are giving me examples on what I need to work on as a human, athlete, and wrestler."
Bryan returned to WWE programming on last week's episode of SmackDown. It was the first time he'd been seen since the show's 12 June episode, where he wrestled Styles in one of the year's best TV matches - with the critical response reflecting this.
SmackDown saw Bryan confronted by Seth Rollins, abandoning 'The Friday Night Messiah' so Rey and Dominik Mysterio could beat him down.
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