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5 WWE Wrestlers Who Retired Too Early

September 11, 2019

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin was the one
of the biggest stars and the “poster boy” of the Attitude Era and he sure knew how to
cause trouble and piss people off, mainly Vince McMahon. Throughout his career, Austin
was plagued with injuries including a serious neck injury he suffered at the hands of Owen
Hart at SummerSlam 1997, which meant he was wrestling on borrowed time. But, that did
not stop The Texas Rattlesnake from rising to superstardom and his rivalry with his boss,
Vince McMahon was some of the best work in his career. Unfortunately, Austin’s injuries
caught up to him in the end and he was forced to retire early from in-ring competition or
risk permanent paralysis or even death. Austin is still around making the odd appearance,
doing what he does best, opening cans of whoop-ass and delivering Stone Cold stunners left right
and centre and not to mention, he runs the Stone Cold Podcast on the WWE network. It
was nice to see The Rattlesnake appear on RAW 25 to a resounding pop and it was also
nice to see that Vince McMahon still doesn’t know how to sell a stunner. Even his wife
can sell a better stunner… OK, on second thought, maybe not. The Rated-R Superstar, Edge had an incredible
career in the WWE, winning a total of 31 championships during his time there, including the main
prizes; the WWE Championship four times and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship seven
times. And how can we forget his live sex celebration with Lita. Thankfully, it was
with Lita and not Vickie Guerrero, her screams would kill a man. Sadly, no rewards come without
risks and Edge was constantly battling with injuries and on several occasions, he was
forced to vacate titles including the WWE World Heavyweight Championship not once but
twice. Eventually, The Rated-R Superstar realised that it was time to hang up his boots after
he was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis, which meant he could risk neck-down paralysis
or even death should he take another hard bump. Just days after successfully defending
the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXVII (27), Edge retired as the champion and
gave an emotional retirement speech about his career and the harsh realities of wrestling.
You can’t think of a better way to go out as the world champion, can you? CM Punk is certainly not afraid to speak up
and his pipe bomb promo back in June 2011 was a solid testament to this. When he exposed
the insides of the company and its owner, Vince McMahon, we were all just looking on
like this. Punk’s mic work was pure gold and like Austin, he stood up to his boss and
made sure that his voice was heard, earning him the moniker, “The Voice of the Voiceless”.
During his time in the WWE, Punk became a three-time World Heavyweight Champion and
a two-time WWE Champion, with one of his reigns lasting for 434 days, the sixth longest of
all time. However, in 2014, Punk decided that he had enough and retired from professional
wrestling, citing health as the main reason for his departure. He has since transitioned
to the world of mixed martial arts, which hasn’t gone to well for him thus far but
there’s still time. Despite ongoing chants for his name, it is unlikely that CM Punk
will ever return to a WWE ring again but never say never I guess. Daniel Bryan had one of the greatest underdog
stories in WWE history as he was able to capture gold against all odds after battling with
The Authority… and Vince McMahon. Thanks to the power of the Yes! Movement, Daniel
Bryan propelled to the main event picture and walked out as the new WWE World Heavyweight
Champion at WrestleMania XXX (30), the pinnacle of his career. But, reaching the top of the
mountain wasn’t easy as Bryan was plagued with injuries along the way, which resulted
in him being stripped of the World Heavyweight Championship just two months following his
big win. Not only that, but Bryan had to relinquish the Intercontinental Championship he won at
WrestleMania 31 a year later due to concussion-related injuries. This left Bryan no choice but to
sadly retire from in-ring competition at just 34-years-old and he gave an emotional retirement
speech about gratitude, leaving fans in tears. For a while, Daniel Bryan has been wanting
to return to in-ring competition and we are reminded of this constantly. But who knows,
maybe he will but likely in the Independent scene as opposed to a WWE ring. Just when things were getting good with Paige’s
recent return to WWE, we were all shocked to hear news spread of The Raven-Haired Renegade
possibly having to retire at just 25 years old after she sustained a serious neck injury
at a house show on December 28th, 2017. The injury came when Sasha Banks kicked Paige
in the back with quite some force I must say, leaving her briefly unable to stand. Just
look at how concerned Mickie James was, you got to love Mickie. It’s unfortunate that
the injury came at such a bad time, right before the first ever WWE 30-Woman Royal Rumble
match. Throughout her time in the WWE, Paige has undoubtedly made history becoming the
inaugural NXT Women’s Champion and the youngest Divas Champion at the age of 21, as well as
the only woman to simultaneously hold both the Divas and the NXT Women’s Championships.
But, for someone who has been wrestling since the young age of just 13, it’s such a shame
that she may never be able to compete in a WWE ring again. Instead, she could have a
new career waiting for her… a career as a manager. You were thinking of something
else, you dirty…

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  • Reply shadow NAMU August 19, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Paige should try to Hollywood, who knows may be you can make more money at Hollywood

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    But he is returned

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    Paige & punk will return

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    but daniel is not retired

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    Paige is the best divea

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    daniel byran has not retired

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  • Reply zQualified September 3, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Owen hart retired young as well you forgot to give him an honourable mention

  • Reply Me and One of the boys September 3, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Daniel Bryan’s back

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    What is pipe bomb means

  • Reply Om Goswami September 4, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Cm punk and dryan Bryan
    Has returned

  • Reply Aritra Roy September 7, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Denial return complete 😂

  • Reply Mike Meyer September 20, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Page is gm of the smack down super show and I was thinking that she was still with wwe doing a different job producer or gm

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    Thanks a lot Sasha!

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    Pagie is the general manger smackdown.

  • Reply hari rsn October 2, 2018 at 2:53 am

    Edge was in wwe for 18yrs

  • Reply TwizZtiN October 2, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Paige has not officially retired but her PornHub Contract prohibits wrestling atm

  • Reply TwizZtiN October 2, 2018 at 7:04 am

    The whole male locker room misses Paige and her cunt.

  • Reply Matthew Dusart October 24, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    true and sad .

  • Reply the Common gamer defender October 30, 2018 at 7:41 am

    At least daniel bryan is back now

  • Reply Not A Films November 7, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Not really with edge considering his debut was in 1998 or 1997 (I don’t know) then he retired in 2011. That sounds like a good career span imo

  • Reply Braedon The Gamer November 23, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Stone cold got fired

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    W championship

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  • Reply Mandy Davison December 26, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    1:04 ROFLMFAO.

  • Reply LowkeyxMiax Bts December 27, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Well this is mostly due to mostly injuries

  • Reply YT LIL PUNK December 28, 2018 at 2:18 am

    But Daniel Bryan is now back and wwe world heavyweight championship

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    Don't count Edge

  • Reply Mortan Árting Mørk January 3, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    i mean i was thinking about movies

  • Reply 100 000k sub challenge micheal Scott January 6, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Rey needs to be on this

  • Reply Leare January 12, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    CM Punk got fired he didn't retire

  • Reply Stormbladekiin January 17, 2019 at 10:05 am

    you dirty I DIED

  • Reply Val FPS January 22, 2019 at 4:31 am

    They fired punk on his wedding day yet they act like he quit 😂

  • Reply Mario Enrique February 4, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Steve Austin was the man

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  • Reply GET SET BOLLYWOOD February 15, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Punk did not retire he was fired in his wedding day

  • Reply TTIG March 1, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    I think Paige retired from her porn career a bit too early.

  • Reply TTIG March 1, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    the dream= Edge comes out of retirement like Daniel Bryan.

  • Reply TTIG March 1, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    5:25 ahemmm

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  • Reply Jessie Chen March 7, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    He has returned The Yes man is the new man

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  • Reply Med Fadel March 30, 2019 at 9:17 pm

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  • Reply Randomly Entertaining April 1, 2019 at 2:49 am

    The funny thing is Paige and AJ were like ECW. They came, they revolutionized the business, then they left as quick as a wisp on the wind.

  • Reply Jaxton Ayala April 8, 2019 at 1:02 am

    2019 anybody?

  • Reply Mystikman April 9, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    And I still waiting fore CM Punk to return.

  • Reply Thicc Fish April 13, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    That moment when you watch a video 1 year after it was released and Daniel Bryan was WWE Champion 1 more time

  • Reply Sudhir Mallik April 16, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Bryn returned

  • Reply Frank Yeboah April 21, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Daniel Bryan didn’t retire

  • Reply Average Atheist May 2, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Yo wheres Tyson Kidd

  • Reply Bubba The Great May 15, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Daniel Bryan came back as a heel.

  • Reply Rose Whiting June 2, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Daniel Bryan returns 2019

  • Reply Ashley Vickers June 10, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Daniel Bryan didn’t retire he’s bac

  • Reply Ashley Nicholson June 20, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    In my opinion edge should have been number one because I really miss him but it’s okay that you put him at number four because it’s your list

  • Reply _Maskedchallenge Xo June 22, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Punk is also great in the ring

  • Reply _Maskedchallenge Xo June 22, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Bryan should have lost

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  • Reply Melissa July 12, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Daniel Bryan came back

  • Reply Melissa July 12, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Anybody in 2019

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    What about John Cena

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    what is that ? what is that ? what is that ! I'm dead 💀 6:20

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    This needs to be updated

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    What about aj lee

  • Reply Maguire August 24, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Daniel is back now

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    Why did rey leave

  • Reply kamen Maisnam August 30, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Daniel Bryan is still wrestling

  • Reply Dev Devil September 2, 2019 at 7:37 am a joke in wwe..
    They say they are retiring and then come…..

  • Reply SANUGOMMULA THIRUPATHIREDDY September 2, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Daniel Bryan didn't retire

  • Reply Abubakar Attar September 3, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Daniel still wrestling man

  • Reply Khalid Samir September 4, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Daniel bryan did not retire

  • Reply The Ultimate Mania September 5, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Yes is back in 2018

  • Reply Kabirul Kabbo September 6, 2019 at 9:55 am

    hey daniel brayen is back

  • Reply The Wrecker September 7, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Daniel bryan returned to in ring competition

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  • Reply luca w September 7, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    why did Paige leave WWE

  • Reply Alexander Halstead September 7, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Daniel Bryan still wrestles with his partner in crime being Erik Rowan

  • Reply Anoopy September 8, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Bryan came back

  • Reply Angad Fire September 8, 2019 at 9:21 am

    I think you have not seen the 'New Daniel Bryan'

  • Reply Brooklyn Padron September 10, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    The new Daniel Bryan

  • Reply V N September 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    1:40 nailed it!!!!!

  • Reply Lord of Word September 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Austin is to Later

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