AEW’s Bryan Danielson: WWE WrestleMania 30 Was A Career Low Point
Danielson was suffering with injury during his Mania triumph
Throughout his trials in tribulations across WWE, the arguable high-point of Bryan Danielson’s run was his double header at WrestleMania 30, which saw him beat Batista and Randy Orton in the main event to lift the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
However, according to Danielson himself, Mania 30 was a low point in his career, as he explained to WFAN’s Moose & Maggie:
“My lowest point was right around WrestleMania 30, which most people would consider the high point of my career,” Danielson said. “I was, at the time, I had some nerve issues due to my neck, so I was in tremendous pain. Then I ended up losing all the strength in my right arm. One of the things I was very proud of was I main evented WrestleMania, and my wife and I shared a 2010 Honda Fit that didn’t have automatic locks. A couple weeks after WrestleMania 30, I couldn’t unlock the car with my right hand. They said ‘the nerve pain is one thing, we can mitigate that. But once you start losing strength, we’re risking permanent damage.’ So then I had to have neck surgery. That was the worst I’ve ever felt.
“But even with the other stuff, the other stuff was concussion related. And when I was forced to retire, it was more based out of because I lied to them. That’s a good lesson to a lot of people. When you’re talking your medical history, be very honest. Because some things were uncovered. There was this ‘wait a second. It’s not that we don’t think you can wrestle, we just can’t trust you any more with your body.’ That sort of thing. On the flip side of that, I feel like a machine who can do anything. I feel great right now. I’m 40, and I feel better, infinitely better, than I did before WrestleMania 30.”
H/T: Wrestling Inc.