Prior to Monday’s edition of RAW, some terrible news began to leak that WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan, would be missing some significant time in the near future as he requires neck surgery. There was no confirmation at the time, however during the show on Monday, Bryan did come out and confirm that he will be having the procedure this Thursday.
Given everything that Bryan has gone through already, this is horrible news. He finally was able to capture the WWE title in the main event of WrestleMania 30 in one of the most dramatic fashions that we’ve ever see, defeating HHH, Randy Orton and Batista all in the same night.
Shortly thereafter, he married Brie Bella, but upon return from their honeymoon, he learned of the sudden passing of his father.
As of right now, there is some optimism that should everything go well with the surgery, Bryan could be able to return for his match at Payback with Kane to defend his titles, although you never want to guarantee anything when it comes to a neck injury.
We just have to hope that Bryan can make a full recovery, no matter how long it takes.