IGN.com has a new interview with WWE star Daniel Bryan promoting the upcoming WWE 2K16 video game and his current status with WWE.
On his current status with WWE and when he might be returning to the ring:
“So, we don’t know, I had a concussion in April, and obviously they’re very hyper-sensitive about concussion stuff right now. One neurologist who specializes in concussions – who was the neurologist for the Super Bowl last year – cleared me with no limitations. All my testing came back excellent. But the WWE’s medical doctor is skeptical, because of my history of concussions and that sort of thing. So they will not clear me. So now, we have two doctors: one saying no, one saying yes. They’re going to send me to a third doctor at some point in the near future and that doctor will decide my fate.”
On what he would do if he left WWE, but could still wrestle:
“John Cena and I actually had this discussion. ‘If something were to happen to you and the WWE, would you go back to doing the indies?’ Absolutely! I’ve gotten this sudden fascination with the lore of lucha.”
On what he would do if the third doctor told him he could not wrestle again:
“The WWE doctor Joe Maroon [is] amazing and highly respected in the concussion field, and if they send me to a third neurologist who’s also highly respected in the concussion field and they say literally no…well, then is it really smart to go against two doctors? I get all fired up…and then I’m like, maybe that’s not the best thing for me and my family going forward.”