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WWE Champion Daniel Bryan Has Successful Neck Surgery

Daniel Bryan happy after surgeryWWE.com is reporting that Daniel Bryan underwent successful neck surgery in Pittsburgh, PA this afternoon.

The report stated that Bryan was dealing with a lingering nerve issue and he underwent a procedure known as a cervical foraminotomy to decompress the nerve root.  The surgery was performed by the renowed Dr. Joseph Maroon.

Bryan is reportedly feeling well and regaining strength in his hands but it is unknown how long he will be sidelined for.

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PWInsider.com is reporting that Bryan will likely be released from the hospital in 1-2 days and the typical timetable for a return from this procedure is 2-3 months.  That could put him in line to return at either the Battleground event on July 20 or Summerslam on Augist 17.

WWE will address the WWE World Heavyweight Title situation on Raw this coming Monday and will announce whether or not Bryan will be stripped of the title due to his absence.  The thinking has been that if he was out for less than three months that Bryan would likely remain the champion.

It will be interesting to see what the decision is, especially if Bryan will not be able to return until Summerslam.

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