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: