Daniel Bryan Claims Confusion Over Diagnosis
Daniel Bryan has confirmed plans to return to the ring, claiming their was confusion over his brain lesion diagnosis. In an appearance on the Edge and Christian podcast, Bryan said:
“I don’t know what lesion means to you guys, a lesion to me means you have a cut. I have a cut on my brain. He goes, ‘No. Lesion, in medical terminology, is a very vague thing. It just means something is there. We don’t know what it is, so we call it a lesion in the temporal-parietal region of your brain.’”
After further test Bryan claims that the lesion only caused him to have “average reflex time,” and there hasn’t been any major impairment.
“I was like, ‘Oh no. I don’t think they understand. I’m just an average person, I’m not a real athlete!’ It’s just like, ‘Oh no, there’s been this huge, huge misunderstanding!’”
The former WWE Champion has been undergoing radical treatment at the Joe Namath Neurological Research Center in Florida and his brain function is said to be closer to what it was originally.
“There’s this vast improvement. And Brie sees the vast improvement. And then Dr. (Barry) Miskin thinks within 120 total treatments, so 80 treatments more, that my brain could get back to where if you looked at it from any other spectrum, you would think that I’d have never done any contact sports in my entire life.”
As previously noted, if WWE won’t allow him to wrestle in their ring, he plans to go elsewhere.
Fans Want Trump Out of WWE Hall of Fame
The RacistWWE.com activist group are currently protesting President Trump’s inclusion in the WWE Hall of Fame, claiming that he has sided with Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville and therefore WWE are endorsing racism.
“We were talking about how Trump gave that crazy press conference, and then thought about how he’s in the WWE Hall of Fame even though Hulk Hogan got kicked out over racism. What Trump has done is remarkably worse than what Hogan did, since he’s dividing the country by siding with neo-Nazis and white nationalists,” the group’s leader John Stevens explained.
“I was sickened by that press conference, and his response to Charlottesville. Basically WWE is endorsing those comments by having [Trump] in their hall of fame. I can’t wrap my brain around the fact that they’d leave him in there, take Hogan out and claim they say they care about racism.”
“It’s kind of a gut-check moment for the WWE. If they want to put their fans in this position, especially minority fans, and insult them to their faces by supporting someone who supports white nationalists, they can do that. But the backlash, I think, will be severe.”
The group were protesting outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn yesterday evening. One protester Stephen Miller also explained his reason for targeting WWE:
“They have two options; leave someone who defends neo-Nazis and white supremacists in the Hall of Fame and accept that their fans will look at them as hypocrites the next time they take a stand about racism, homophobia or other forms of prejudice, or have a spine and stand up to racism. If they choose to leave him in the HOF I will question whether or not I’ll continue to watch their product.”
Vince Thought Big Show Might Die Young
Despite being in the best shape in years, Vince McMahon was once concerned that Big Show might die young according to Bruce Prichard.
“Vince was very concerned that if Show didn’t take care of himself, he would die at a young age,” Prichard revealed on his podcast.
“He didn’t want that to happen. He really wanted this guy to have a career and for him to be healthy because he already has one strike against him. He wasn’t doing it and [Vince] felt like the only way [Big Show] would take it seriously is if we sent him back down to OVW.”
“There wasn’t any final straw. It was a combination of things and it was the effort over a few weeks with Big Show where we saw he came back not in shape [and] his cardio was horrible. You would get the lip-service, ‘I’m eating healthy. I’m eating chicken breasts and dry pasta and salad and vegetables. I quit smoking.’ And then, he’d be out by the [production] truck having a smoke with Krispy Kreme donuts. Vince had just had it and it wasn’t one match or one night or anything like that. It was a culmination of Show not being able to perform at the level we were looking for him to perform at.”