After WWE "WrestleMania XXX," things went from phenomenal to a standstill for Daniel Bryan in the matter of just a month. Many thought that he may end up back in the ring in just a couple of months, but that could be very far from the reality. WhatCulture reported on July 31, 2014, that Daniel Bryan won't be back into the ring until at least WWE "Royal Rumble" in 2015.
It's been a complete turn around from when he won the WWE World Heavyweight Title in early April, but now his career has come to a complete and total halt.
His neck injury is requiring a second surgery, and it will actually involved a nerve being moved in his body and placed under a muscle. Bryan admits that the injury doesn't hinder his daily living, but it has weakened the strength in his right side.
The Inquisitr states that wrestling analyst Dave Meltzer has confirmed information is going around WWE and letting all know about Bryan's prolonged absence to come.
While this time frame could change, the estimated return time for Bryan would be at "Royal Rumble" in January of 2015. If they want to build up his return, it would be expected for Bryan to return to WWE television sometime in December.
It is being reported that WWE won't allow Bryan to take even the slightest bump until he is fully approved by doctors to return to action. They do not want to hinder his healing process and delay his return in any way.