Hey, remember those two years when Daniel Bryan was sidelined – or, no, I’m sorry – retired due to his hefty concussion history? Remember when, in every interview conducted with the American Dragon within those two years, he mentioned how right before he was forced to retire, he was developing a new, safer style of wrestling to minimize damage done to his brain?
I DO!!! I MEMBA!!!
Listen – I’m genuinely the biggest Daniel Bryan fan there is. You know the whole works…
…so you know I don’t mean to be rude when I say this, it’s all out of love, but I just have to say it.
Daniel – when working on a “new style” of wrestling, when rebuilding your moveset and looking at everything you’ve had or haven’t had in your arsenal over the years, how is a FLYING FUCKING HEADBUTT OF THE TOP ROPE NOT THE VERY FIRST THING YOU CROSS OFF THE LIST?!
You know who else did a flying headbutt off the top rope?
Yeah. Uh huh. I’m gonna go there. I’m doin’ it.
A LITTLE GUY (pun intended) BY THE NAME OF CHRIS BENOIT.
“YIKES, Bob brought up Benoit!”
You’re god damn right I brought up Benoit. I can’t sit here and tell the man I believe to be the greatest wrestler of all time how to wrestle, but I do hope last night served as a reality check for Daniel Bryan, showing him that when you attempt to pull off high risk maneuvers like the flying headbutt – sometimes you come inches away from concussing yourself once again and it isn’t even your fault! Not within your control! It’s just not worth trying! Retire it!
Do an elbow or a splash or something. No more headbutts. None at all. I can’t believe that’s something we have to beat into the head (pun intended) of a guy just a few months removed from practically getting a second chance on doing what he loves in life. One more time, I repeat: no more headbutts. I’ll even throw in a please. Just…