Bryan Danielson’s performance at AEW Dynasty was outstanding, but it appears The American Dragon actually got banged up after the match, something that seems to be happening often in his case.

The high-octane match between Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay at AEW Dynasty had the audience captivated, but the excitement quickly shifted to worry after Ospreay hit the Storm Diver 91, leaving Danielson attended to by officials. Danielson’s condition overshadowed Ospreay’s win in the end.

The American Dragon was then tended to by medical officials right after the match. While it was part of a storyline, there’s more to this story than initially thought.

While speaking with Justin Dhillon of TWC Show, Bryan Danielson revealed that he sustained a neck injury while executing a frankensteiner on Will Ospreay, landing awkwardly on his head. Surprisingly, he believes the incident went unnoticed during the match. After undergoing an MRI scan, it was confirmed that he didn’t suffer any serious damage. However, Danielson mentioned experiencing ulnar nerve pain in the C6/C7 vertebrae as well.


”My neck hurts (following the match against Will Ospreay at AEW Dynasty) … So yeah, I’m having some issues with my neck. There was a thing when I gave him a frankensteiner and he landed on his feet and in the background, nobody noticed it I don’t think at the time… I’m not on social media much but, yeah… But when I did it, I just landed right on my head and I was like, oh my gosh, and so, I’ve needed some time after that. The M.R.I. (shows) I’m okay. But how do I feel on a day-to-day basis? My neck is like, ah… And I don’t know if this is good or this is bad but you come to see pain as just perception. It’s a perception… And especially like, for example, in mediation, so, I get a lot of ulnar nerve pain which is I think you have C6/C7, when those are compressed, pain that comes down the back of your arm into your pinky and all that kind of stuff and so when you’re sitting in meditation, that doesn’t go away and you go to examine what is that? What is that? And we identify it as bad, negative.

But those are also mental constructions of what it is. It’s just a signal that something is… I’ve started to see pain as that more and more as I’ve gotten older and that sort of thing and I find it to be a very useful paradigm as far as how I look at pain because it can also be like, okay, that means this needs to be fixed or it means this needs to be done differently or all those different sorts of things. Yeah, it’s a signal.”

It’s unfortunate Bryan Danielson is still banged up but he will compete in the Anarchy In The Arena match at AEW Double or Nothing, so we’ll hope he doesn’t suffer any injury at the pay-per-view as well.

Do you feel it’s for the best Bryan Danielson doesn’t continue to be a full-time wrestler considering all the times he gets hurt? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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