Nigel McGuinness says he ‘could still wrestle today’

In an interview with F4WOnline’s Wrestling Weekly, Nigel McGuinness talked about his attitude toward Bryan Danielson.

Since joining the announce team in AEW, McGuinness has taken shots at the American Dragon every chance he can, picking up where their ROH-centric feud from 2006 to 2008 left off.

On where some of that animosity came from, Nigel stated:

All the time that I was in WWE, how difficult it was for me, and I think a lot of the… I don’t want to say the jealousy and the bitterness, but those sort of emotions that certainly existed between me and Bryan and the success that he’s had.

When I was in WWE, seeing so many of my peers coming up and having that level of success, and that level of fame and fortune was very difficult for me, certainly, to sort of accept.

Especially when I could still wrestle today. I got in the ring last week and just felt perfectly ok. Sometimes, people say it’s a lot easier if you choose yourself to quit and I don’t think that it’s the case.

McGuinness previously posted on social media to clarify his retirement in 2011 was not due to injuries.