There may not be a worse story in the WWE than Daniel Bryan. After overcoming numerous obstacles, he finally found his calling and headlined WrestleMania 30. When CM Punk quit the company, that opened the door for Bryan, and the former WWE champion stunned the crowd with a win against Triple H, Batista, and Randy Orton.
WWE fans remember that night as one of the most magical evenings in professional wrestling history, and it may never be repeated again. However, since Bryan’s run as WWE champion, it’s been an injury-riddled endeavor. No matter what, Bryan can’t seem to stay healthy.
Bret Hart, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler, believes Daniel Bryan won’t wrestle again, but he just doesn’t know it yet. Hart, who’s endured injuries, has a good point, but saying he won’t compete in the WWE again is premature. Unfortunately, the WWE doesn’t know what he’ll be doing soon.
According to Cageside Seats, Daniel Bryan isn’t being written into any storylines. In fact, he’s not in the WrestleMania 32 plans. Since he was diagnosed with a concussion, one that nearly ended his career, it’s going to be difficult to plan for a return. One person close to Bryan believes he will wrestle again, which is a breath of fresh air.
Brie Bella, Bryan’s wife, spoke with BBC News and said that he will wrestle again.
“I think a lot of people wrestling for 16 years like him would have given up,” said Brie. “But not him. He has such a fight in him so I feel you will see him back in that ring.
“I know my husband’s dreams. Granted, he’s done so much in the wrestling business – and it’s not over forever – but it’s not supposed to end this way.”
This is excellent news for WWE fans because nobody else is closer to Daniel Bryan than Bella. It’s also a great thing to stay positive through this. Concussions can lead to long-term disabilities or nagging injuries. Concussions are also one thing the WWE doesn’t tread lightly on. The first sign of a concussion puts you on the shelf, even if it’s temporary.
In fact, Seth Rollins, the WWE World Heavyweight champion, stopped using the Curb Stomp. WWE officials were worried about the consequences. Even though many other moves could cause concussions, the WWE deserves credit for at least being aware of the injury.
As for Daniel Bryan, he may not wrestle for another year. To get in that ring, the wrestler needs to have pristine health. Concussions are not messed with in the WWE. Is this the last time WWE fans see Daniel Bryan in the ring?
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