Daniel Bryan lost the WWE Championship to Kofi Kingston at WrestleMania a few weeks ago and has since been missing from WWE TV. The former World Champion was forced to retire from the business back in 2016 when it was reported that his injuries had become too much for him to continue to wrestle before he was then cleared to return to the ring last year.
WWE has been monitoring Bryan’s medical status closely over the past few months, ever since he returned following a number of concussions and there were reports that suggested that he had suffered another head injury which was why he was sidelined.
Brad Shepard recently revealed on the Oh You Didn’t Know Podcast that this wasn’t the case at all, while Bryan is injured it isn’t believed to be serious and it isn’t his head.
“So you may have heard the report that Daniel Bryan has an injury. He hasn’t been on TV. This situation is intentionally being kept very quiet at a specific person’s request and unfortunately, I can’t go into any further detail except to say that he’s injured. It’s not his head. It’s not overly serious, but it is bad enough for him to take some time off,” he said via Ringsidenews.
Bryan has missed the Superstar Shake-up and interestingly doesn’t look as though he will be getting his shot at Kofi Kingston at Money in the Bank which is where he should have handed in his rematch clause but that will now be where Kevin Owens gets his shot at WWE’s biggest prize.
There are a number of new faces on SmackDown Live thanks to the recent shakeup and now it appears that Bryan could be pushed to the back of the line when he returns looking for his WWE Championship rematch.