There has been plenty of talk that Daniel Bryan is once again dealing with some type of injury. In fact, we discussed that on the latest Between The Ropes podcast. That explains why he has only been in tag-team and six-man tag matches over the last few words.
Today, the WWE announced that Bryan has been pulled from the remainder of its European Tour but said it was being done as a “precautionary measure”.
The one thing the WWE did not do was say he was pulled for injury-related reasons or exactly what the issue is. Bryan did work at Tuesday’s SmackDown taping where he teamed with John Cena in the main event against Cesaro and Tyson Kidd.
The common thinking is that he could be related to his neck injury that kept him out of the ring for more than seven months. At the time, there was also concern he may have an elbow injury as well.
All we know right now is that Bryan — the current Intercontinental Champion — has been sidelined because there is something wrong. Hopefully, this is nothing more than just a precautionary measure and he will be healthy soon.
This feeds right into the talk that maybe the WWE didn’t want to push Bryan at the top of the card because of injury concerns and his durability. We’ll just have to wait and see.