Hogan knows better than anyone that Bryan takes a beating at just about every WWE house show. Bryan is a full-time WWE performer, not a part-timer like Brock Lesnar or The Undertaker.
Bryan frequently gets stomped on by Triple H and others, so Hogan has expressed concern over his health. Hogan isn't sure Bryan can handle taking such punishment for the next five to 10 years.
Hogan thinks John Cena has the crops to stick around for the next decade, but he's not sure Bryan has lasting power.
Well, John Cena is definitely not done, brother, and to me, he’s at the perfect time to pull a 'Hollywood' Hulk Hogan on everybody. If he was to switch and take that hustle, loyalty and respect and tell everybody how he was running game on everybody the whole time, he’d have another ten years wide open without even looking back. So maybe in five years, it’s John Cena running the game on everybody. When I look around the roster, Daniel Bryan is on one hell of a roll right now, but he gets beat to death every night he goes out there. The big guys just go out and stomp on him. Can he handle that for five more years? I don’t know. It’s anybody’s game at this point.
Hogan makes some interesting points. Bryan is one of the popular stars in the WWE right now, but he does get smashed to pieces more often than other superstars.
If the WWE wants him to be around for the next decade, perhaps they can ease off on the punishment he takes every week on WWE Monday Night Raw.
The problem is that WWE Universe is filled with smart fans who know when wrestlers are taking it easy. If Bryan is to remain a top superstar, he'll need to go hard every week and continue to take punishment from the rest of the roster.
It's all just part of the game. Bryan has a smaller frame than many other top WWE superstars, so that probably won't help as far as career longevity goes.