Report: Backstage News On Bryan Danielson Returning From Injury Earlier Than Originally Expected
The American Dragon healed ahead of schedule.
Bryan Danielson's return on the September 2 edition of AEW Collision took many by surprise, as it was assumed The American Dragon was still (at least) several weeks away from being able to come back to action.
Danielson had been on the sidelines since suffering a broken arm during his match with Kazuchika Okada at Forbidden Door on June 25.
Addressing the 42-year-old's improbably early comeback during a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Alvarez noted that Danielson was 'not supposed' to be back yet.
Dave Meltzer then responded by saying:
"He was going to be back in October. October was the scheduled return and it was touch and go for mid-September or I mean, it was essentially touch and go for the New York show [Arthur Ashe Stadium]. And I figured he was going to debut on the Seattle shows, if not the New York show. So it's 17 days earlier. He was healing better than expected and it's earlier than I expected. Put it that way and that's from being appraised of the situation. It's earlier. I was surprised. He's a team player".
Danielson defeated Ricky Starks in a Strap Match at last night's All Out pay-per-view. He subsequently credited his opponent with helping to 'carry' him through the bout.