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WWE News: Kurt Angle reveals why WWE is right in not letting Daniel Bryan wrestle 

Johny Payne
1.93K   //    28 Nov 2017, 23:54 IST

Kurt Angle explained the difference between Daniel Bryan's and his injuries
Kurt Angle explained the difference between Daniel Bryan's and his injuries

What’s the story?

In a recent Q&A session at iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey, Kurt Angle revealed that he personally spoke to Daniel Bryan after he was cleared to wrestle in WWE.

Angle asserted that he’s surprised Bryan took it personally that he was cleared by WWE whereas the latter still isn’t. Besides, Angle also explained why WWE is right in not allowing Bryan to compete.    

In case you didn’t know…

Kurt Angle has a long history of neck injuries; dating back to his Olympic days; breaking his neck about five times in total, with four of them occurring after he began his professional wrestling career.

Regardless, Angle was medically cleared to compete in WWE before the recent TLC PPV; replacing an ill Roman Reigns. The Olympic gold medalist has since competed in several live event matchups as well as at the Survivor Series pay-per-view.

The heart of the matter

Kurt Angle was probed about his thoughts on WWE allowing him to wrestle, while Daniel Bryan isn’t, in response to which Angle explained that while he has a history of neck injuries, Bryan suffers from concussion issues—something that’s very serious and sees many athletes hit the organizations they work for with concussion lawsuits (For ex. The NFL).

Furthermore, Angle elucidated that Bryan couldn’t pass the WWE’s concussion tests, hence the WWE has no choice but to disallow him from wrestling. However, Angle pointed out that the brain heals with time, adding—

“Is there a possibility of him wrestling? Maybe, I hope so.”
“I feel bad that he took it personally that I was able to wrestle. He wasn’t mad or upset; he just couldn’t understand how they passed me but not him, but they were two different things.”

What’s next?

One ought to note that Kurt Angle also emphasized that if he had a dream match he wanted, it would be against Daniel Bryan.


Whether or not Angle and Bryan compete against one another inside the squared circle, remains to be seen. 

Author’s take

Kurt Angle made several valid points pertaining to Daniel Bryan’s delicate condition, and why WWE is correct in saving the latter from himself.

Nevertheless, the belief is that Bryan will part ways with WWE in the months to come and resume in-ring competition outside the promotion. Would you like to see Bryan wrestle again? Sound off in the comments!   

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