WWE SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan has been committed to continuing his professional wrestling career despite WWE doctors refusing to clear him for action and despite his retirement.
Bryan recently sat down for an interview with the Trentonian and talked about his efforts to get cleared by WWE medical staff as well as his understanding of WWE’s position regarding a potential Bryan return to the squared circle.
“I’m trying to get cleared as we speak,” Bryan said in the interview. “All my tests have come back fantastic, better than people who have never had any concussion-type stuff. But 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?’
“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.”