Concerns are continuing to grow over the in-ring future of Bryan Danielson with Dave Meltzer describing the situation as “very concerning.”
Bryan Danielson hasn’t wrestled since since appearing at AEW Double or Nothing on May 29th. On that occasion, the star teamed with Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston, Santana and Ortiz to take on the Jericho Appreciation Society in a bloody Anarchy in the Arena match.
While it was initially believed that Danielson would be back in action quickly, he has yet to return to the ring. The injury also led him to miss a scheduled meet and greet appearance in early June, as he was unable to fly.
Danielson did appear on the June 22nd episode of AEW Dynamite ahead of Forbidden Door, to address his long-rumoured showdown with Zack Sabre Jr. In the promo, the American Dragon explained that he hadn’t been medically cleared to compete, meaning that he would miss the show.
At the super-show in Chicago, Sabre Jr was defeated by a debuting Claudio Castagnoli, better known as Cesaro in WWE.
Details on Danielson’s condition have remained thin on the ground, but speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer expressed concern over the star’s in-ring future. Meltzer said that the situation was “very concerning,” given Danielson’s history with concussions.
“I’m very concerned with Danielson obviously. When you have the number of concussions that he’s had, and he’s been out for around five weeks, you start worrying at five weeks of a concussion that this may be a real bad situation. I know that in real life and everything like that he’s fine, he can function, and he can do everything. But as far as being cleared to wrestle, I don’t know anything, no one knows. It’s like… getting cleared with a concussion can be any time, there is no time frame. But the fact that it’s been this long is very concerning.”
Bryan Danielson was famously forced to retire in February 2016 while with WWE, as a result of concussion related issues. However, he returned to the ring at WrestleMania 34 two years later.
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