Daniel Bryan is talking to the press again and building hype (and hope) for an in-ring return. According to a recent interview, Bryan is currently in the process of being cleared to compete by WWE officials. He said,
“I’m trying to get cleared as we speak. All my tests have come back fantastic, better than people who have never had any concussion-type stuff. […] There’s more than that to the whole situation. All the concussion doctors think that I’m healthy enough to do it, and that I should be able to do it — well, I don’t want to say all of them, I’m sure there’s somebody out there who doesn’t think that — but there’s a lot more than goes into it than just that. That’s the unfortunate situation with giant corporations and big business in the United States.”
But it’s not just the doctor’s Bryan needs to convince. He says fans need to realize that in the current environment of pro-sports and concussions, the WWE has to think about their public image as well.
“[…] it’s a weird thing. We’re in a weird situation politically with the climate around concussions; right now, it’s very difficult. WWE would love to have me back, but is that the smart thing for me as a business to bring me back? If I was to come back, and they let me back, would they get a lot of flak for it? They have a ton of stockholders that they’re responsible for. It’s more than just, ‘Is he healthy to do it?”
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Source: The Trentonian