Bryan Danielson has not had a fortunate year in terms of injuries and he tried to simply ignore his latest eye-watering trauma.
During his match with Andrade El Idolo on the October 21 edition of Collision, Bryan Danielson suffered a broken orbital bone in his face. Despite that, just four days later he was back in action on AEW Dynamite teaming with Claudio Castagnoli to defeat Orange Cassidy and Kazuchika Okada.
The Blackpool Combat Club pair won that bout but the story was told that Danielson had been injured in that match which would play into his planned bout with Okada at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom in early 2024. It was against Okada at Forbidden Door that Danielson suffered a broken arm which kept him off All In at Wembley Stadium.
To the surprise of many, Bryan Danielson was announced as part of the AEW Continental Classic which means before his date with Okada in the Tokyo Dome, The American Dragon will have to compete at least five times against some of the top names in AEW.
Bryan Danielson Took Notice Of Injury When His Nose Went Numb
Speaking to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, Danielson’s wife Brie Garcia – best known to WWE fans as Brie Bella – discussed Danielson’s toughness in the face of injury, so much so, that he was trying to tough out having two broken bones in his skull:
He’s made of steel. I know it’s crazy. It’s just one of those things that’s unfortunate for pro-wrestlers. You know, our body ages, but mentally we don’t and I think his body is just like ‘I think it’s time to hang up the boots’. But, you know, he’s so strong, nothing holds him back.
Even when he got the two broken bones in his orbital bone, he was dealing with the pain and was like ‘I’m fine’ until his nose went numb and everything else. So, they’re like, you need to get X-rays but Bryan is so tough, you’ll see him back sooner than later, that’s for sure.
Bryan Danielson’s opening bout in the Continental Classic is yet to be announced. Danielson is in the Blue Block in the competition and it begins on Collision in Pittsburgh when Claudio Castagnoli takes on Daniel Garcia and Eddie Kingston faces Brody King.