Daniel Bryan spoke with SFWeekly.com to promote Wrestlemania 31. The piece features Bryan detailing his recovery and medical clearance. He also explained a setback that he experienced after returning to the ring in January.
First, details on the setback before the look at his comeback. The setback came in a match against Luke Harper. Afterwards, Bryan said he felt some stuff going down his arm.
Below is an excerpt:
I actually feel real good. The only time I’ve had any setbacks was that match against Luke Harper. That was the only time I had some stuff going down my arm. Mentally when I came back I thought, “I’m not going to do any of this stuff. I need to wrestle an easier style.”
But the problem is I love doing this. I get excited when I’m in there.
As far as his recovery, here’s what he said:
So I started going to see this guy Greg Roskopf in Denver. He founded this thing called Muscle Activation Techniques. Carson Palmer, a quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals who was having a horrible shoulder problem, went there and had great success with the treatment. He could barely even pick up a football at the beginning of the season. Then, all of a sudden, after this treatment he’s the starting quarterback.
I was debating having a Hail Mary surgery on my elbow but my naturopath said “Before you schedule your surgery do you want me to see if you can get in with this guy?” I jumped at the chance.
The treatment was two straight hours of relatively painful stuff, but all of a sudden my strength was back. That had happened before, but in the past, when it came back, it only lasted 30 minutes or an hour. When Roskopf worked on me it came back for five days. I’ve only had two treatments and my strength has held up all the way till now. The last time I saw him was in November, so my strength has been holding up for months. And he said if it ever goes down to come see him again.
I can’t describe why it works — I’m not a therapist. But when he started he said, “If I can help you, I’ll let you know.” Then he started working on me and said, “Yes, I can help you.”
Bryan’s injury problems actually started in a match against Randy Orton on the June 17, 2013 episode of Monday Night Raw. You can watch the bout at this link or embedded below:
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