Daniel Bryan and 9 Wrestlers Whose Career Ended Too Soon

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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 01: Daniel Bryan attends the WrestleMania 30 press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on April 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Some professional wrestlers are forced leave the industry too early.

Let’s get it out in the open for those that don’t know: professional wrestling is scripted sports entertainment. However, that doesn’t devalue the level of athleticism, skill and talent that these men and women display when stepping inside the squared circle. That is why fans praise their ability to perform such feats while telling compelling stories to keep them entertained.

Throughout the storied history of professional wrestling, there are a number of performers that consistently rose their way to the top of the ladder and fans’ hearts. Unfortunately, these individuals were snatched away from the limelight at what many may consider the biggest point of their career. This list looks at 10 professional wrestlers that were forced out of action well before their time.

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