WWE world heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan had neck surgery three weeks ago. The common belief has been that WWE had been targeting Bryan’s return for the Money in the Bank pay-per-view later this month and no later than Battleground on July 20. According to this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription only), Bryan’s rehab from surgery is going slower than people in WWE had anticipated.
The problem is that Bryan’s rehabilitation of his right arm is going slower than anticipated. One person said that not only is he not makings gains, but he’s actually losing strength in the arm while doing rehab, which is concerning. Bryan was in Indianapolis for Raw and backstage, his situation was the most talked about thing among those in power. He was sent back to Pittsburgh to see Dr. Joseph Maroon, who did his neck surgery, to see what was wrong.
Bryan is advertised for this Monday’s WWE Raw to confront Stephanie McMahon about her decision on this week’s Raw to have Bryan defend the title against Kane at Money in the Bank in a stretcher match. McMahon went to say that if Bryan can’t defend the championship, then he will have to vacate the belt and the MITB ladder match will be for the vacated title.
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