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    Daniel Bryan Says He’s Working on Wrestling Return Due to Misunderstanding With Concussion Test

    Daniel Bryan Says He’s Working on Wrestling Return Due to Misunderstanding With Concussion Test

    The odds of Daniel Bryan returning to wrestling get better every day … as he explained this week that there was a “huge, huge misunderstanding” with the test that originally forced him to retire.

    Bryan discussed the situation on this week’s E&C Pod of Awesomeness and said he was originally cleared to return to action by his doctors and teams of concussion specialists assigned by WWE in Phoenix and at UCLA, but WWE officials still wouldn’t let him wrestle again.

    Daniel then began experimental, non-FDA approved testing at Evoke Neuroscience in New York City that came with bad news. Doctors said he had a lesion in the back part of his brain.

    Bryan said, “I’m just like, ‘Holy sh*t. A lesion.’ I’m like, ‘That’s it, I’m done. I’m finished.’”

    A week later Vince McMahon asked Bryan to give his retirement speech on Monday Night Raw in Seattle. Days after his speech, he was contacted by one of the doctors who originally cleared him asking what had happened.

    Bryan explained, “I told him what happened and I said, ‘They found a lesion in the temporal-parietal region of my brain.’ He goes, ‘Wait, hold up, a lesion?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ And 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.’”

    According to Daniel, it turns out all “lesion” meant was his reflexes in that part of the brain were slower compared to the athletes they usually tested. Compared to a normal person, Bryan was fine. “So I have average reflex time. 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!’”

    But the current GM didn’t blame the doctors at Evoke, nor did the the revelation make him want to return to wrestling. At the time he was still trying to have a baby with his wife, Brie Bella.

    But once he became the general manager of Smackdown Live, the itch to return came roaring back.

    “So all of a sudden I’m around it and I’m not being able to do the part that I love the most. And then they had me out there for an AJ Styles-Dean Ambrose match and it literally tore my heart apart.”

    Bryan continued, “And then I was just like, ‘You know what? No. I’m not okay with this.’”

    He then began working with the Joe Namath Neurological Research Center in Florida to improve his brain function. They began running tests which showed Bryan had the brain of an average college football player — banged up but not at high risk for brain damage — and thanks to the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatments (HBOT) he’s been receiving, which we reported on earlier this week, his brain could be fully healthy if he undergoes more treatments.

    Bryan said, “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.”

    Bryan said “there’s no reason why I can’t return to doing what I love” and hopes to come back to wrestling in a part-time, 50-100 matches a year schedule.

    Check the full interview below. His concussion comments begin at the 2:02:00 mark.

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    Triple H Bodyslammed Jimmy Fallon Through A Desk on The Tonight Show (VIDEO)

    Triple H Bodyslammed Jimmy Fallon Through A Desk on The Tonight Show (VIDEO)

    Jimmy Fallon learned the hard way last night that there are certain games you don’t want to play … in particular, THE GAME — and Triple H slammed him through a table to drive that message home.

    At the end of Fallon’s ‘Thank You Notes’ segment last night, he thanked Triple H “for sounding less like a WWE superstar and more like an extra strength hemorrhoid cream.”

    Without any pause, HHH’s music hit and he walked out looking very angry. Fallon tried to surrender, but it was too late, and he got bodyslammed through his own desk with force!

    Hunter even stole Jimmy’s chair and propped his feet up to plug SummerSlam.

    Watch the segment below.

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    NXT Superstars FINALLY Arrive in New York After Being Stranded at the Airport

    NXT Superstars FINALLY Arrive in New York After Being Stranded at the Airport

     

    “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” became very literal for NXT yesterday, because most of the NXT Superstars didn’t arrive in New York until early this morning due to being stranded at the airport.

    While most of the internet was abuzz with Adam Cole being spotted with the crew, it wasn’t initially obvious that they were all stuck with flight delays because of bad weather in New York.

    Head Coach Matt Bloom tweeted in the middle of the delays, “You can delay our flight, but you can’t delay history. We are coming home, #NXTTakeover Brooklyn III.”

    The crew tried to make the most of their delay. Johnny Gargano, Trent Seven and No Way Jose recreated Aleister Black’s entrance and Gargano filming a video with Billie Kay and Peyton Royce where he despondently declared “No, we live here now!”

    After multiple delays and a stop through Atlanta, the crew finally made it to New York at 4:50 a.m.

    Ember Moon tweeted after landing, “Almost 19+ hours later but we have arrived.  Told ya it would take more than that to keep me from @wwenxt.

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    Adam Cole Spotted at the Airport With NXT Crew Before Flight to New York (PHOTO)

    Adam Cole Spotted at the Airport With NXT Crew Before Flight to New York (PHOTO)

    The chances of Adam Cole appearing at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn just increased greatly … because the former ROH champ was spotted at the airport heading to New York with NXT’s crew.

    A well-placed source passed along this photo taken Friday afternoon at Orlando International Airport showing Cole with Johnny Gargano and Roderick Strong, as well as what looks like Pete Dunne and Trent Seven before their flight to LaGuardia Airport.

    As we previously reported, Adam Cole signed a deal with WWE and is set to debut soon. With TakeOver being tomorrow, it looks there’s a good chance we see him on the show in some capacity.

    Get hyped, bay bay!

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