After the San Francisco Giants won the World Series on Wednesday, WWE superstar Daniel Bryan celebrated that Giants victory in a way that only he could.
On October 6, WWE superstar Daniel Bryan appeared at AT&T Park to kick off Game 3 of the National League Divisional Series against the Washington Nationals.
Bryan, who is injured and has been out of action in WWE since this past spring, asked Giants fans at AT&T Park if the Giants were going to win the World Series. Fans in San Francisco replied to Bryan’s question with his catchphrase and chant, “YES! YES! YES!”
Bryan, the former WWE champion, had neck surgery over the summer, but the surgery has subsequently caused Bryan problems with his Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right arm.
Now it looks like Bryan will have to undergo a second surgery, this one to repair his UCL.
The surgery that Bryan will most likely have is a surgery that baseball fans are very familiar with, which is Tommy John surgery.
Before it was announced that Bryan would more than likely have to go under the knife again, it was presumed that he would be making his return to WWE at the Royal Rumble event on January 25 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Now it appears that Bryan may not be returning until after WrestleMania 31 in March, although there is no set timetable for his return.
It’s also been rumored that in the worst-case scenario, Daniel Bryan will be forced to retire from being an active performer in WWE.
Bryan has been out of action for nearly six months now, and by the time he comes back, he will have been out of action for a year. Other past wrestlers such as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Chris Benoit, and Edge have missed over a year of action with arguably worse neck injuries and have come back to perform at a high level. Ultimately, Edge and Steve Austin were forced to retire due to their neck issues, and we’ll never know if Chris Benoit would have been forced to retire because of his neck issues due to the horrific way his life ended.
As of right now, a Daniel Bryan return is still up in the air. It all depends on how well the surgery goes, and how he’s able to recover. Bryan said post-injury that he has no plans to retire any time soon. So if the surgery and recovery go well, then he’ll be back as soon as he can.