The segment at the Smackdown tapings where Big Show comes out and tells the crowd that Daniel Bryan would need elbow surgery was not meant to air and was just for the live crowd and likely something done to cheer Bryan up. Show led the crowd chanting “YES.” Earlier reports indicated that it would be likely that he would need the surgery because the strength in his right arim still isn’t coming back.
Bryan did an appearance for Be A Star yesterday (on 10/28) and even though he was wearing a long sleeve shirt, it was obvious to people that saw him that Bryan’s left arm looked big and retained it’s usual muscle and his right arm looked smaller. The Wrestling Observer newsletter reported today that they were told that there is currently no timetable for Bryan’s return. There have also been reports that he’s going in for Tommy John’s surgery (common with Major League Baseball pitchers) and that has a long recovery time.
WWE has been quiet about this publicly but wrestlers have been talking about him needing major elbow surgery.
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