10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Daniel Bryan
1. Injuries Have Proved a Serious Obstacle
Bryan lost all strength in his right arm, forcing him to undergo neck surgery in 2014. During this time, he held the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, yet he refused to relinquish his title despite being unable to wrestle. The WWE then pushed this storyline where they threatened to fire Bryan’s wife if he did not give up the title, which resulted in his wife quitting so Bryan could remain the titleholder.
Though the neck surgery was successful, Bryan was still unable to wrestle, and his title was eventually stripped from him. Many doubted whether he would ever wrestler again, as the strength simply would not return to his arm. He began training in kickboxing and jujitsu, and returned in stunning fashion, silencing all the doubters. On January 15, 2015, Bryan won the main event of SmackDown, and followed it up with a subsequent victory in the next week’s main event.
Unfortunately, Bryan has very recently announced that he has gone through an MRI and due to an undisclosed injury he will once again be unable to wrestle for an unknown period of time. As a result he decided to relinquish his Intercontinental title. The sad notion that we have seen the last of Daniel Bryan looms as a very real possibility.
There are several medical issues faced by Bryan. Therefore, he announced his retirement in 2016. At that time, he was 34 years old. He has brain lesion and multiple concussions.