Exclusive: Daniel Undergoing Neck Surgery This Week

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WWE World Heavyweight champion will be taking several weeks off due to a neck injury.

Bryan will undergo a minimally-invasive procedure. If it goes well, he could be back in time for the June 1st WWE pay-per-view in Chicago. Otherwise, he’ll be back by Money in the Bank.

A source who was backstage at RAW says he’s been very quiet all day – and there were several rewrites to the show as a result of the injury.

Update: As we saw on Monday’s RAW, Daniel Bryan confirmed our report and announced he’ll be undergoing neck surgery on Thursday.

  • A Realist

    This man just can’t stop copying Stone Cold…

    • askbillmitchell

      Next thing you know he’ll be swigging vegan beer and giving people the middle finger. :)

      • Michael Carter

        Wheatgrass shots for everybody! :^

      • Forceton Banfodder

        He found out he was allergic to soy and quit being a vegan last year, just FYI.

        • askbillmitchell

          Yeah I know but I couldn’t resist. Vegan beer just sounded funny, so I went with it. :)

        • Don

          He probably had too much soy..Which made him allergic.

      • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

        Vegan Food is just so damn stupid! You can eat your salads and eat STEAK!!

    • CSSA

      copying Stone Cold? Tell that to CM Punk

      • A Realist

        I would. But then I’d look like a stalker…just like…someone finish it for me!

        • askbillmitchell

          Brian Pillman approves this message ^^

        • Buzzard Follower

          finish

    • QuiteFrankly2k

      Well, what’s so cool is that technically they were both the “faces” i don’t think since Stone Cold we have had anyone get loud pops like he did, as Bryan does now.

    • ASD

      IWC is already turning on Daniel Bryan ! :O

      • GMANFREAK

        IWC can Suck It.

    • Chris Ben Whaaaaaaaaaaaa

      more like copy Benoit.
      Even his triple threat match was exactly the same; Going through the table and missing half the match, coming back to win by tap out with the crossface…

  • Me

    I blame Kane

    • Sam Coolsome

      Kane is one of the safest workers in the ring.

    • askbillmitchell

      I blame Snitsky but then again It wasn’t his fault. Cue Mattel toy baby punting right about… now

      • Michael Carter

        ^Comment of the week right here.

  • Cityguy

    Strip HIM OFF HIS TITLE NOW>.

    • RKNo_Heat

      f u kid

      • James Crafton

        i bet you he was DB fan a month ago
        Now he’s cheering for cesaro lol

        • Cityguy

          never was, lol

          • Jason

            yeah right a month ago you where probably jerkin off everytime he wrestled with tears in your eyes . yelling yes yes yes

          • Cityguy

            yea im pretty sure i wasnt but nice try.

          • Steven Dolan

            Cityguy? really? this country boy knows db is one of the best well rounded WRESTLERS wwe has and its a shame he worked so hard and now has to be under the knife. DB has gone through a lot in the last month or so and you don’t feel any remorse for him?

          • Cityguy

            hell no, jus dont like him.

      • askbillmitchell

        Actually I like that idea. Mix it up a little, get a fresh face to claim the title and have Daniel Bryan work a program with the fresh face. It gets him and the WWE out of this corner they have painted themselves into (well more WWE, Daniel Bryan just has to go along with what the powers to be wants) with this program with Kane. This might have been a lucky break for the WWE.

        Here is your opportunity to build a Ziggler / Bryan program – that’s the direction I would go if I was faced with this situation.

        • bri

          BO Dallas

          • askbillmitchell

            Yeah you could put Bo Dallas there and that would definitely get him over. Just as long as the vacancy was addressed with a tournament. Actually anyone would work (as long as we disqualify Orton, Hunter, Cena), I just picked Ziggler at random but Curtis Axel, Damien Sandow, heck even that Bulgarian Russian dude would work.

          • I’ve Lost My Smile

            Hey they did it for Paige they can do it for Bo lol.

          • bri

            yep perfect heel for it. Easy heat. He’s like the Justin Bieber of wrestling.

        • I’ve Lost My Smile

          Then don’t strip him off the title have him give up the title — he can say I got injured and I respect the title and the guys in back too much to hold up the title… but when I come back you better believe i’m coming for what’s mine.

          • askbillmitchell

            Well your playing semantics give up the title / stripping is pretty much the same thing. However, I get what you are saying, but if you have a heel authority the chances of a “give up the title” scenario is much less likely to happen. Just so the authority can gain even more heat.

          • I’ve Lost My Smile

            Ok so them stripping him of the title does what for Kane? Does he go away and puts him mask back on glass? What does that do for the Authority, which at this point is only Stephanie, she has no allies, Evolution is tied up with The Shield right or wrong? So them taking the title does nothing for anyone. However if he is willing to give up the title, he can name check some guys in back, saying I know Ziggler, Sandow, etc etc have dreams of getting the championship. I would hate for those guys to never have their dream fulfilled because I sat at home with the title. Hell if we get luck they can do another tournament for the title this time.

          • askbillmitchell

            It’s the WWE they don’t need a reason other than a heal authority (which consists of Stephanie, Triple H, Randy Orton, Batista) needing to get more heat. This is straight out of the WWE play book, doing something differently like a heel authority allowing Daniel Bryan forfeit the title would be so out of character for them.

    • pwnez

      That would be stupid.

      • Cityguy

        cool

  • http://www.sescoops.com Undertaker316

    lets hope this injury doesn’t cause a depush like dolph zigglers concussion

    • scott

      That’s what scares me the most. And although the fans were never behind Ziggler like they are DB I still fear as much as he had to overcome from most guys in the back and top officials if this injury keeps him out of action for an extended period of time this could be bad

  • Richmond

    NO! NO! NO!

  • https://arawrestling.wordpress.com/ Lance Vance

    First, his title reign flopped and then his neck. That sucks man

    • bri

      how can his tittle reign be a flop when it just started?

      • https://arawrestling.wordpress.com/ Lance Vance

        The first month has been a flop. You’ve been watching RAW, right?

        • bri

          Yes, and No it hasn’t been a flop. They barely got a program going.

          • Michael Carter

            I think that’s kind of his point. I don’t think “flop” is the right word though. It’s not a flop. Bryan has done fine with what he was given. A title run plagued by a series of unfortunate circumstances sounds about right.

        • nick.fury

          Yes having the highest or second highest ratings every week sucks

        • Feelmemore

          The first month being under whelming was for a good reason, it shouldn’t be used against his overall title reign.

        • Gotstodobetter

          No offense didn’t he just have it for about a month and too many breaks within that time too.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/sashundera91 Sashundera

          You have a week off for wedding, then your dad dies, and now you have injury. Cant blame him.

  • WCWJobber

    First his father dies, then this. ITS THE BELLA CURSE. DIVORCE THAT B*TCH ASAP. But ya this is sad man, not a huge fan but no one deserves this especially after how hard he has worked for the past couple of years

  • Jeremy-County Roberts

    bad luck BRIAN in real life folks.

    • bri

      is it really? I mean he’s got A Bella to nurse him back to health.

      • Jeremy-County Roberts

        the Bellas are disgusting.

        • bri

          guess you don’t like women.

          • Jeremy-County Roberts

            I love how the typical comeback here for people when someone does not find someone good looking is “guess you don’t like women”. get the fukkk outta here with that. Seriously.

          • askbillmitchell

            So if one found Nicole Bass disgusting would that make them asexual?

          • bri

            I said women….

          • askbillmitchell

            I know what YOU said but he said bellas, you said “guess you don’t like women…” so I asked if one thought Nicole Bass was disgusting would you accuse them of being a sexual, meaning that since Bass look like a dude but is anatomically a woman one would have to hate both genders. Get it? :) It’s not nearly as funny once it has to be explained.

          • bri

            wasn’t funny to start, thats no woman.

  • Triple God

    Aw dam dats ssad

    • Donny Octave

      You know what else is sad? Your grammar skills.

  • Triple God

    Strip the title off of him and award it to Triple H please :D

    • Jacob Rael

      Go jump out a window

    • askbillmitchell

      from about 15 stories up… :)

    • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

      I like you :)

    • Steven Dolan

      kill yourself

  • bri

    wow for once sescoops has their own news. Let’s get out the party hats.

    • I’ve Lost My Smile

      and it has to be horrible news too ugh.

  • Triple God

    Lol this is probably a work, in kayfabe Kane did hurt Bryan’s neck…soo yeaaah.

  • I’ve Lost My Smile

    We will find out in 15 mins on the preview show and who ever wrote this if they are lying I’m going to complain angrily into my keyboard.

  • wwe

    get rid of that bella shes bad luck

  • Feelmemore

    That is really depressing, he must be a wreck right now.

  • Greg Phillips

    Bryan MUST stop doing the diving headbutt. Harley Race — career-ending spinal injury. Dynamite Kid — career-ending spine and neck issues. Benoit — major neck issues and … concussion issues. Somebody needs to get him to cut the unnecessary move out of his arsenal.

    • zanatude

      Harley Race’s injury came from a stomach first dive through a table, not a head butt. And he was almost 46 at the time, so not really a spring chicken with a long career to look forward to.

      What Bryan really needs to stop doing is that reckless running dive out of the ring.

      • askbillmitchell

        Especially when the dive takes him any close in proximity to the unforgiving barrier. He and Seth Rollins are both insane! Yikes.

      • Greg Phillips

        Harley himself went on record warning Benoit to stop doing the flying headbutt because of the long-term damage it causes to the neck.

        • zanatude

          Take a good look at the diving headbutts done by Benoit and Bryan. Other than the fact that they jump off the top rope, they are completely different.

    • I’ve Lost My Smile

      I thought the same thing had to happen when he did that headbutt at ER.

    • http://www.sescoops.com Undertaker316

      i think his top rope missile drop kick does more damage to his neck than the head butt

    • Happy Chri$$$ ????????

      That headbutt he does is so soft I dont see him hurting himself doing that. now Benoit headbutts….ruthless

      • Don

        Yeah, but those headbutts contributed to what happened to Benoit.. Wasn’t worth it one bit.

    • scott

      I always felt his dropkick off the top was far more dangerous but maybe both moves are. The last thing he needs is a neck problem to once again stall his career and get top officials to once again doubt him. The fans got him there I hope the same thing that happened to Ziggler doesn’t happen with him

  • Heroes

    Bryan sucks! Batista is the best!

  • BRINGINGtheFURY

    Since they haven’t really ‘unified’the WWE and World titles, they should set it up so that they split them. Bryan refuses to be stripped of the title or some other scenario. IMO it would be a better storyline than the current one, which is almost identical to the Kane/Ryder feud a few years ago.

  • Brian Bird

    And all the Daniel Bryan haters are happy

  • Forceton Banfodder

    I’m sure this source is totally reliable, just like Dave Meltzer.

  • Happy Chri$$$ ????????

    Great now he can vacate the title and have John Cena win his 1,000th world title reign….

  • Happy Chri$$$ ????????

    WWE Needs to:
    Fire Kofi Kingston or turn him heel already
    Stop over protecting John Cena & Roman Reigns
    unify the US and IC belts
    Give divas longer matches
    Stop burying actual talent
    Get Jerry Cole, and JBL off tv and replace them with Rene Young & William Regal

    • askbillmitchell

      Kofi makes a good pitch man I’d keep him regardless if he is a heel or not.
      John Cena is the face of the company who targets children man.

      US belt was already originally unified into the World Heavyweight title, so technically it should have disappeared when the World and WWE title’s were merge (see Panama City WCW last show)

      In order to give the Diva’s more time, WWE would have to scrap totally diva’s since the only time Cole, JBL or King mention Totally Diva’s is during a diva’s match. Giving the diva’s more time means more plugging of the show. Its almost insufferable now, and you want more? You must be masochistic.

      Which talents are you speaking of, specifically?

      I don’t think Young or Regal are interested in having Vince yell in their ears for 3 hours.

      • Happy Chri$$$ ????????

        Ziggler and Sandow for starters. And ehh im not talking about history of the US belt. what WCW did really means nothing in 2014 Just saying. and they have enough divas to have longer matches without having to scrap total divas. and Cena being targets to children have nothing to do with him being protected.

        • askbillmitchell

          I was being sarcastic. :)

          • Happy Chri$$$ ????????

            well…cant tell by text

      • Donny Octave

        Totally Diva’s? Sound like one of them crappy late 90’s sitcoms…

        • askbillmitchell

          Total divas, totally divas – Potato, Potatoe.

          • Donny Octave

            Tomato, Tomatoe

          • askbillmitchell

            That too.

          • Donny Octave

            Yes! Yes! Yes!

  • scott

    So that means it isn’t true then right? Because if I remember correctly that concussion thing turned out not to be true.

    • Donny Octave

      I bet right about now you feel really stupid for saying this…

  • Happy Chri$$$ ????????

    Watching raw now lol, I got to say i got what i asked for…longer divas matches. Fox is tearing it up

  • Guest

    This is all the justification I need to get the title off that shorter than me, smaller than Punk, uglier than my daughter, and weaker than Zack Ryder goat we call a WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

  • insomniacreviewer

    That sucks, i hope to see him back soon.

    • gdaddy1971

      I’ll bet it was Cena’s fault!!

      • bri

        bet he was pounding Brie to hard on their honey moon.

  • Tyson Black

    Exactly why he shouldnt have been champion to begin with. They should have gave it to Batista at WM or Kane at Xtreme Rules

    • bri

      are you high?

    • Bushwald Sexyface

      Yes, because neither of those guys could get hurt doing something so physically demanding like wrestling.

      • bri

        Bootista sneezed and tears a muscle.

      • Tyson Black

        They knew Daniel Bryan was injured. It was something wrong with his neck for awhile yet they still gave him the belt. Same with Cena, they knew he had a bad elbow yet they still have him competing for the companies “Most prized possesion”. They now have other Talents that they can give the belt to thats legit KANE, BATISTA, ORTON( even though i dont want too see him champ no time soon), HHH(it would make since with his character to just take the belt and claim it), JOHN CENA(like it or not), Bray Wyatt (he’s legit now). And soon so will Reigns. Cesaro is not ready yet especially since he allied with Heyman

  • Feelmemore

    He is so choked poor guy, hopefully it is a quick recovery

  • Scott Kinnard

    Jesus- this guy can’t catch a break. His dad died, little Connor died, and he’s being booked horribly. I hope this doesn’t affect his career too much or make WWE loose faith in him. Anyone glad about this is a choad. I’ve never been a HHH fan but when he injured his quad, I felt bad for him.

  • guest

    Strip him of the title.

  • Generic jackhammer

    Give title to cena

    • bri

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOO thats going backwards. Bad Idea

      • Generic jackhammer

        Yeah you right

  • Eskylee

    I wonder how long he’s known he’s needed to get neck surgery?!

  • John Malone

    30 days = wellness violation.

    • George

      idiot

  • Alain Labatos

    Strip the title from Bryan. arrange a tournament like the IC Title.

  • Justice Smith

    Goddamnit, Miz!

    • Scott Kinnard

      LMAO

    • TheRealish

      LMAO!!! That almost made me fall out the chair. Joke of the day.

  • Kayfaber

    his 15 minutes are OVA

  • Buzzard Follower

    if bryan is to be stripped due to injury who is logically the next champion i know my pick

  • Kundan Kumar

    The time is right for punk return.

  • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

    I gave Bryan a month as champ and I’m not surprised to see that he’s a boring champ! I prefer Saint Cena or King H as the champion since at least they’re entertaining and can say more than just “YES”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shockmaster

    This sucks for Bryan. The only good thing that might come out of this is maybe it will end the awful storyline he is currently doing with Kane that seems like a bad horror movie.

  • Mr_DJ

    neck injury? f***….

  • fatneal

    on the raw before payback they can have a tournament and then have the last 3 matches of that tournament on the payback ppv and crown a new champ…then when bryan gets back they can have him win the title all over again…this is good because it gives bryan that underdog uphill battle storyline again

  • abo rawya

    Daniel bryan—> very hard worker-small in size-not championship material-have some fanbase-he is totally nothing without the yes movement…that is D.B.

  • Punk2k14

    Bring back Brock!!

    Have Evolution 3 vs each other for the title like how WM30 was going to go down at Payback after they lose to The Shield.

    Brocks music hits HHH cowardly runs away leaving Batista and Orton in the ring, Brock breaks both of them in two F5’s Batista goes for the pin, referee fails to count because Brocks not a mandatory competitor Vince’s music hits demands the referee to count 123 Brocks our new champion.

    Starts a feud between Vince and HHH or Batista and HHH because HHH left him for dead against Brock..