One of the big questions going into WWE Extreme Rules this Sunday is the health of Daniel Bryan, the current-Intercontinental champion. In an earlier report by the Inquisitr, the WWE quickly shot down the rumor that Bryan sustained a concussion in recent weeks. The rumor of a concussion for Bryan first came up after he was sent home from WWE’s European tour prematurely.
On tonight’s episode of WWE Raw, Michael Cole and JBL were going through each of the matches at Extreme Rules that are supposed to take place on Sunday. Daniel Bryan and Bad News Barrett are supposed to wrestle each other for the Intercontinental title. That is, until an announcement on WWE Raw by the WWE announce team suggested otherwise.
There are many clues that are starting to shape up that will allow the WWE Universe to insinuate that Bryan will not be healthy enough to compete at Extreme Rules. The current-Intercontinental champion posted an image on Instagram that questioned his health.
Focusing on the positive: today I picked my first blackberry from the five bushes a planted a couple months ago! Probably a few days too soon but delicious nonetheless.
Without reading too much into a simple post on social media, it’s also appropriate to think that Daniel Bryan is dealing with something that is serious; like a concussion. However, without the WWE confirming that Bryan is injured, the WWE Universe will have to wait and see what the official diagnosis is.
Furthermore, an announcement from Cole and JBL on WWE Raw is a bit different that in the recent-past. If there ever was an injury that wasn’t supposed to be public, Vince McMahon and the rest of the WWE officials wouldn’t have even commented on it. Bryan’s situation seems to be more serious than originally led to believe.
Will Daniel Bryan appear at WWE’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view this Sunday? That question is up in the air at the moment. While the clues continue to come in, it’s odd that Bryan has yet to address the situation. He missed another episode of WWE Raw tonight. That’s another program where he didn’t compete in.
WWE usually doesn’t leave their top guys off the major show, unless something is going wrong or they are written out of a storyline. Whatever the case may be, the WWE will have to announce something on Daniel Bryan’s situation sooner rather than later.
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