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Daniel Bryan almost confirms that he’ll return to wrestling, though not in near future

Daniel Bryan

Enough has been said about Daniel Bryan’s possible in-ring return and now Bryan himself had pretty much confirmed that he will return to wrestling, though not anytime in near future.

During his recent appearance on E&C Pod of Awesomeness Bryan openly talked about how things unfolded. He revealed that a test showed that he had a lesion which forced him to retire because he thought it meant that he had a cut in his brain.

However, after a few days of his retirement speech on Raw, Daniel contacted to one of the doctors who had originally cleared him to compete, who revealed that lesion is a much broader term in medical terminology:

“I told him what happened and I said, ‘They found a lesion in the temporal-parietal region of my brain. He goes, ‘Wait, hold up, a lesion?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ And I don’t know what lesion means to you guys, a lesion to me means you have a cut. I have a cut on my brain. He goes, ‘No. Lesion, in medical terminology, is a very vague thing. It just means something is there. We don’t know what it is, so we call it a lesion in the temporal-parietal region of your brain.’”

Bryan then explained how later he learned that his lesion actually meant that his reflexes in that part of the Brain were slower compared to a normal person.

According to him, the revelation didn’t encourage him to return to wrestling at that time because he was trying to have a baby with Brie Bella.

Though later he began his treatment for the lesion and according to him after 80 more sessions of the treatment; his brain will function like a normal human again:

“There’s this vast improvement. And Brie sees the vast improvement. And then Dr. (Barry) Miskin thinks within 120 total treatments, so 80 treatments more, that my brain could get back to where if you looked at it from any other spectrum, you would think that I’d have never done any contact sports in my entire life.”

Finally, Bryan said that after being healthy, there is no reason why he wouldn’t wrestle again:

“there’s no reason why I can’t return to doing what I love”

Daniel Bryan also said that he hopes to return to a part-time schedule, wrestling about 50-100 matches per year. You can listen to the podcast below, the comments related to his injury start after the 2-hour mark:

  • jgdjgdklj

    If he can get better like he says with these treatments, then why not return to the ring? I think this is fantastic news. He’d probably tone down his high impact style, but that’s cool with me. He’s a great submission/technical wrestler. He doesn’t need to be doing crazy spots.. unless he’s wrestling in WWE which apparently was the only way he could get over :

  • Maurice

    Every professional wrestler who steps in the ring is risking his life anyone can make a wrong move and end up paralyzed if the doctors telling Bryan that he will be 100% healed by the time he’s done with his treatment why would he not return to wrestling he was already risking his life before

  • Arnold Jackson

    ROH will risk it in a heartbeat. It’s the one person besides CM Punk that would allow that company to make the jump to the next level.

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  • CC

    He has achieved everything he needs to now. Not just in the ring, but in life as well.
    He has a wife and more importantly, a child now. Why would he risk all that just to step back in the ring?
    Yes he loves wrestling, I get that, but surely he should love his life and family more.
    What has happened to him was essentially a warning sign, and if he steps back into a ring he might not get anymore warning signs.

    I was gutted when he retired as he was at the top of his game, and would actually love to see him return, but I think it is dumb for him to risk everything just to wrestle again. Especially if its in smaller promotions. If any promotion has got any common sense and sense of safety of its performers, they will not touch him with a barge pole. It has already been said that Japan is probably gonna be a no go as they have the same rules as WWE. RoH is his spiritual home, but I doubt they would risk it. GFW and Anthem, I would not put anything past them, but surely even they would not risk it.
    That just leaves Mexico and tiny indy feds.