Daniel Bryan Calls Adulterer Storyline "Groan-Worthy," Updates On Health

IGN.com has a new Q&A online with Daniel Bryan. In it, he addresses his health and the current Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella, including the twist where he's an "adulterer." Below are the highlights:

Health, second surgery & possible return:

Right, yeah. I don't know how things are going. For example, I was supposed to have a second surgery scheduled for Tuesday, but they postponed it to do some more testing -- and this has been the frustrating part for me. The nervous system is very complex. So there's been debate about, "Okay, does he need a second surgery? Does he not need a second surgery?" And people have kind of been going back and forth on it. Then finally we decided, "Okay, he needs the surgery." We're going to go get the surgery -- no, wait, nope! We're going to go do some more tests. So I would obviously prefer to not get the surgery, but if I'm going to do it, I want to do it as soon as possible, because the sooner I do it, the sooner I get back. The surgery they're talking about doing is a three-month recovery. I've already been out three months, so that's another three months. So you'd like to get that done as soon as you can -- if it needs to be done. If it doesn't need to be done, let's not do it! What they want to do is they want to take the nerve from down a along my elbow and then move it over, and then put it under my forearm muscle there [pointing at arm]. So it's, like, rewiring me. [Laughs] I don't like that at all.

Him being an "adulterer" in Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella:

Wait, by "interesting," do you mean "stupid"? [Laughs]

Yeah, to me, it's groan-worthy. I don't think it added anything to the story. It was just like, "Ugh!" But, you know, they do what they do, and you just gotta roll with the punches. It's funny, because I feel like sometimes you just have to overcome these things more so than anything else. Like, Brie and Stephanie have to overcome that flaw. To me, that was a flaw in the story. The story was so good, and then here's this flaw in it. But it's whatever. It doesn't hurt my feelings or anything, you know? It's entertainment. It's not real, so okay.

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  • devanshkotak

    even bryan agreed it was a bad idea. almost everyone thinks that they shouldnt have done it or atleast the affair part wasnt needed. they could have just had brie slapping some non-wrestler who was taking stephs side or insulting bryan. even if they would have said “megan has a thing for bryan” and then have brie slap it would have been ok. the fact that steph tried to twist this situation in the interview didnt really help either. CHEAP HEAT DOESNT WORK EVERYTIME!

  • jomo12

    The adulterer portion of this feud just goes to show the immaturity of the McMahon’s. They love to do this when they feel like they have to interject some new element to a storyline that doesn’t add anything, except embarrassment.

  • John

    I actually agree with him. The Stephanie/Brie storyline was really strong then they went and ruined it with the stupid angle on RAW. Typical WWE!

    • David F

      WWE you dont need copy TNA!! Cmon man!! Even that TNA angle with Claire Lynch was bad. Hopefully we will see Bryan at Summerslam

  • JJ

    It’s one of the worth storylines in years (and that’s saying something). Maybe brie should bring up Stephanie’s affair with kurt angle while we’re at it..

    • JJ


  • Alex

    Bryan’s normally really quite about his opinion so the fact that he’s being vocal about shows just how stupid the angle is.

  • Padres4life

    see, they don’t view him as a top star at all. Now its even more apparent because they didn’t even ask his permission to do it or not and they slandered his character and he’s pissed about it, you can tell! also, they would never do this to Cena or Reigns…such crap! this company.

  • Padres4life

    and by the way, what kind of doctors can’t make up their mind? he still doesn’t have a time line to return? these have to be the worst doctors ever!

    • Patrick

      I wonder why Bryan didn’t go to Doctor Andrews the main Doctor . WWE wrestlers go to. when they are injuryed.

      • Moose

        Maybe because of the nature of the injury? (Neurological vs. Orthopedic)

  • Patrick

    I agree the cheating angle is stupid. leave it to WWE to ruin a good feud. with something stupid. and I don’t care if TNA , ROH or anyone else did the stupid angle first…I mean who really cares storylines have been rehashed over and over since Wrestling begain. that is nothing new.

  • AJ Punk

    What does he mean by its not real?