It’s a relief either way. Until this week’s Monday Night Raw, Daniel Bryan had been missing in action from WWE. It was known that he had suffered some sort of injury, but it wasn’t clear that kind of injury it actually was. With Bryan’s history of long term injuries keeping him on the shelf, fans were rather worried. Now that Bryan is back though, we might know a bit more about what was wrong with him.

According to Brad Shepard, Bryan was out of action with a neck and back issue rather than a concussion, which had been speculated but never confirmed. Bryan’s injuries kept him off WWE TV for just over four weeks, with his last appearance before this week coming at WrestleMania 35. Bryan was back in action on Monday Night Raw, unsuccessfully challenging Kofi Kingston for the SmackDown World Title.

He’s already back. Check out Bryan’s match this week on Monday Night Raw:

Opinion: That’s quite the relief as Bryan’s history suggests that he might be on the shelf for a long time whenever he gets injured. Thankfully this seems to just be the usual wear and tear from being a wrestler, which is going to happen to anyone. On top of that, the fact that he has gone over a year without a serious injury suggests that he might not be as frail as some thought he might be upon his return.

What is next for Bryan? Is he better than he was before? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.

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