He had neck issues, but it wasn't neck issues that retired him initially, it was the concussion issues. The reality was that while Bryan did have serious concussion issues; the science behind concussions was so new that it wasn't clear exactly how hurt Bryan was.
The unlikely comeback story of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) favorite Daniel Bryan shook the grappling world this week. During his return on SmackDown Live, he discussed how his wife, former WWE star Brie Bella, had pushed him to see as many doctors as necessary.
There are a lot of questions left unanswered by Bryan's return. Let's get the best and most obvious one out of the way first. For fans, there is some form of a moral question about watching Bryan perform; should we be excited about a performer if they are risking their long term health in the process?More news: Did Anyone Win Tonight's Powerball for March 17, 2018?
Following his retirement, Bryan sought out the advice of specialists to see if he'd ever be able to wrestle again.
"I have some news for you".
Ultimately it didn't matter how many doctors cleared him, the only opinion he needed to change was the one of Vince McMahon and the doctors he places his faith in at WWE. I have stupid neck, just look it up. I think it's gonna be a really cool story to hear 20 years from now, you know the story of Daniel Bryan who everything was taken away because of injury and then to come back and for it to be at Mania, I mean, who knows?