It looks like Daniel Bryan might be injured and that likely explains why he wasn’t on WWE SmackDown Live this week.
Dave Meltzer talked about the potential injury on Wrestling Observer Radio:
“Daniel Bryan might be injured, I’m not sure,” Dave Meltzer said. “From what I understand, I don’t know if he was waiting to be examined but coming out of WrestleMania there was a possible injury to him, is all I heard.”
We will pass along more information when we hear more. Bryan is scheduled for rematches against WWE Champion Kofi Kingston at live events but that could change if he is diagnosed with an injury that will keep him out of the ring.
Other names that were not on SmackDown Live were Mandy Rose, Asuka, The Miz and AJ Styles. Some of those names were just given the night off but Styles was not on the show because he flew home after suffering a hip injury during his match with Randy Orton.
The Styles injury occurred in the final seconds of the match when he did the Phenomenal Forearm on Orton on the outside of the ring.