Daniel Bryan announced on Monday’s RAW that he needs neck surgery and will be undergoing the procedure on Thursday. The people’s champion and leader of the “YES!” movement told the crowd about the news and played himself against some of the heels, like Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Kane. He even blamed some tombstones from Kane last month on the neck injury, though that was likely just part of the storyline.
“Kane came out and he tombstoned me on the floor. He tombstoned me on the steel steps. He tombstoned me on the announcing table. Because of that, I was in a neck brace,” Bryan said while addressing the RAW crowd.
Bryan will likely be out 6-8 weeks at minimum. LBS wrestling insider Arsen D. believes Bryan just wore out from all the wrestling he’s done over the past years, including multiple two-a-days. He also believes Bryan’s flying headbutt played a role in the injury.
Bryan will be missed, but there is no doubt about whether he and the YES! movement will be back.