An injury scare broke out in the WWE following Wrestlemania 35 regarding Daniel Bryan. He wrestled at the biggest event of the year over the WWE Championship where Bryan lost the title. Kofi Kingston won the match to make the alternate name of the event Kofi-Mania successful. However, Daniel Bryan’s status after the PPV was uncertain after suffering an undisclosed injury.
It scared most of his fans since Daniel Bryan has an illustrious history with a concussion in the past. We surely have not forgotten the moment when WWE forced him to go into retirement back in 2016. He did come back with strong will-power but one just can’t stop re-injuring himself in a physical sport like pro-wrestling.
So WWE removed him from all of the upcoming Smackdown TV tapings as well as from the house shows. This was an indication that he may have injured him, badly. Thankfully, positive updates are already out around Daniel Bryan. If these reports turn out to be true then the former WWE Champion is coming back to TV as early as possible, even on next week’s Smackdown Live!
Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that doctors have medically cleared Daniel Bryan to come back to in-ring action. So now he will be waiting for the creative team’s green signal to come back on WWE TV. Most probably, he is showing up on next episode of Smackdown scheduled from Louisville.
Chances are pretty much high for a Daniel Bryan return on next week as WWE has now added him back on house show advertisements. His first appearance following the injury should happen on next SmackDown live event, which is on Monday at The Corbin Arena in Corbin, Kentucky. It will follow up with a Smackdown appearance and summer Smackdown events that also feature Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston.
WrestlingINC.com added that Money in the Bank lineup could have been otherwise if Daniel Bryan was present on Smackdown. Here’s the update,
“The original plan was for Bryan to wrestle WWE Champion Kofi Kingston at the Money In the Bank pay-per-view on May 19th, however, Kingston will now be facing Kevin Owens, who turned on Kingston last week despite just returning as a babyface two months earlier. The decision was made to turn Owens after Bryan was injured. It was noted in The Observer that if Bryan was cleared a couple of weeks ago, Owens would not have turned.”