Daniel Bryan appeared on the Cheap Heat Podcast this week to discuss his in-ring future. Bryan said he’s been medically cleared to wrestle again by his doctor based out of Phoenix, but WWE’s doctor is still hesitant to clear him. Bryan said he understands WWE’s position, but he feels great and has no doubt he’ll wrestle again.
Bryan also appeared on The Buzz with Jimmy Traina to promote his new book,Yes!: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania. Here are some highlights from the interview, transcribed by FOX Sports:
His Recovery Process:
“I feel great. And it’s just a matter of getting cleared by doctors. Their whole clearance process is more difficult than people would think. … That’s the biggest issue. I will wrestle again. But it’ll be interesting to see when.”
When He Expects To Be Back In Action:
“I don’t know. It’s kind of in the hands of certain doctors, as far as them clearing me and what not. My goal was to be back by SummerSlam, and that’s looking less and less likely, and so then you’re hoping to be back by Royal Rumble.”
Steve Austin Reaching Out To Him Regarding The Neck Injury:
“Steve Austin is actually an amazing human being and he reached out to me. Imagine how weird that is for somebody like me who grew up in that era where it’s like he’s the biggest superstar on the planet Earth. Yeah, he reached out to me and talked to me about it. He was actually giving me some very good advice as far as like, ‘Hey, when you come back, if you come back, you need to do more of this and you need to be doing this.'”