According to The Wrestling Observer, should Daniel Bryan require a second surgery, as he alluded to during the Money in the Bank pre-show, it will likely be for an injured shoulder.
Latest tests done on Bryan reveal several issues with his neck and shoulder, and due to the uncertainty of Bryan’s surgery status, he has been written out of all WWE plans for the foreseeable future.
Bryan’s injury status has impacted the push of Roman Reigns as the initial idea behind Reigns’ push is it would have been a much slower burn. Had Bryan not suffered an injury he would still be champion, and John Cena would still be a top babyface. But because Bryan is on the shelf and Cena is the Champ, Reigns is now being pushed as WWE’s new badass.
Coming out of the Evolution split, the idea all along had been a Roman Reigns vs Randy Orton match and an eventual Reigns vs Triple H match, and it appears now as if Reigns in on track to headline WrestleMania 31.
Paglino: Despite Bryan’s injury, which has of course forced WWE to change creative plans, I feel like Reigns’ push has been appropriately paced, and it doesn’t feel like they’re rushing him into the top spot as they have in the past with names like Alberto Del Rio and Sheamus.
Most are in agreement that WWE is sorely lacking top stars right now, so the singles pushes of Reigns, Ambrose and Rollins have been a breath of fresh air.