Daniel Bryan Already Looking At Opponents Outside WWE; In-Ring Return Likely

Daniel Bryan has been open about his desire to once again compete inside a wrestling ring. He appeared on the Edge and Christian podcast earlier this summer and spoke of how his doctor believes he is fine to compete. Now it seems, he is already looking at who his first opponents will be.

On the Edge and Christian Podcast, Bryan noted that his retirement speech in Seattle was made before he had a full understanding of his brain health. Testing by the WWE doctors noted a lesion on Bryan’s brain, which is what initially led him to tell WWE he would retire. After speaking with his non-WWE doctors, however, Bryan changed his tune.

Bryan recalled his conversation with his doctor after his doctor asked what made Bryan decide to retire:

“They found a lesion on the temporal-parietal region of my brain.’ And he goes, ‘Wait, hold up,  a lesion?’ And I said, ‘yeah,’ and I don’t know what a ‘lesion’ means to you guys, but a lesion to me means you have a cut, right? Like I have a cut on my brain? And he goes, ‘no, a lesion in medical terminology is a very vague thing. It just says something is there, right? Like, we don’t know what it is, so we call it a lesion in the temporal-parietal region of your brain.”

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Is it Safe For Daniel Bryan To Return To Wrestling?

“With all of this positive stuff, there’s no reason why I can’t return to doing what I love.” – Daniel Bryan

Bryan has had 10 documented concussions and a history of seizures. There are many who feel that regardless of what tests say, Bryan’s history with concussions is enough to keep him from being medically cleared. His doctors don’t feel this way, however, and sound as though they will clear him when his WWE contract expires.

He is also said to be using hyperbaric chambers on a regular basis, which are showing great progress as a treatment for athletes with a history of concussions. Football legend, Joe Namath, has been using hyperbaric chambers for similar reasons to Bryan..

Here is what Joe Namath’s doctor had to say regarding how the treatment has helped heal Namath’s brain injuries from football:

“After Joe completed 40 treatments or ‘dives’ as they’re called, we repeated the SPECT scan and cognitive test. We compared them to the initial tests and we saw a dramatic change. The scan showed his left temporal lobe was completely normalized,”

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Who Would Daniel Bryan Face When/If He Returns?

During last night’s episode of Total Bellas, Bryan answered questions regarding potential future opponents: