Daniel Bryan is back to wrestling. And if the beating he took on the March 22nd Smackdown is any indication, he is all the way back. Dave Meltzer details how often Bryan will wrestle. He’ll be working a mostly regular schedule and won’t be a part-timer.
“The best guess is something similar to Randy Orton’s schedule, where he’d be a regular but not work the entire house show schedule, but still work many house shows and all the big shows. “
But that doesn’t mean that WWE still isn’t concerned with his health and being. Quite the opposite, in fact. Daniel will be under a microscope before and after every match.
“…part of his agreement when getting WWE to send him to leading neurologists of Maroon’s choosing to get evaluated, is that he agreed, after every match, until WWE was comfortable that he was okay, he would go to the WWE doctors backstage and get Impact testing and a neuropsychological evaluation done.”
This is on top of the extensive testing WWE put him through before clearing him.
FOLLOWING MORE THAN TWO YEARS OF EXTENSIVE EVALUATIONS, FOUR-TIME WORLD CHAMPION DANIEL BRYAN HAS BEEN MEDICALLY CLEARED TO RETURN TO IN-RING COMPETITION BY LEADING NEUROSURGEONS, NEUROLOGISTS AND CONCUSSION EXPERTS, INCLUDING DR. ROBERT CANTU, DR. JAVIER CÁRDENAS AND DR. JEFFREY KUTCHER.
BRYAN UNDERWENT A FULL REVIEW OF HIS MEDICAL HISTORY AND RECEIVED COMPREHENSIVE NEUROLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL EVALUATIONS INDEPENDENT OF WWE. HE WAS CLEARED BY EACH DOCTOR AS WELL AS WWE’S MEDICAL DIRECTOR, DR. JOSEPH MAROON.
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I am not sure if Daniel Bryan will radically change his style, but he did hint at a new “Animal Style” of wrestling that would limit his impact to the ground and strikes to his head.
However, watching his return on Smackdown and Sami and Kevin beating him to a pulp, it is safe to say he isn’t taking it too easy. He’s still throwing powerful kicks and doing incredible german suplexes.
Is this a bit excessive?
I don’t think so. WWE is still worried about his well-being. He’s still had far too many concussions for my taste. Hopefully, he’ll wrestle a safer style and his opponents will protect him in the ring.
How do you feel about Daniel Bryan returning to the ring? Is the testing after every match overboard? Will he re-injure himself? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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