While the company is refusing to reveal details, rumors are floating around that Daniel Bryan was sent home early from the tour of Europe because he suffered a concussion while working a match against Sheamus. Disco Inferno had some strong feelings about the matter. Through social media, he stated that the Celtic Warrior doesn't really now how to work properly in the ring if he is constantly giving concussions to his opponents.
April 22, 2015
Reports have surfaced that WWE has decided to ban the Curb Stomp finishing move that Seth Rollins uses. The company is saying that the move is too risky, which is basically a public relations ploy because they do not want the concussion critics to use this as ammunition against them. No word yet on what move Rollins plans to use as his finisher now. There is a slight chance that management changes their mind because of the fan response.
April 20, 2015
Earlier in the week, it was reported that Daniel Bryan had actually suffered a concussion. That is in addition to his neck not holding up properly. WWE, however, is denying the rumors. They stated that the former world heavyweight champion did not suffer a concussion. They are not denying that some sort of injury was suffered, though. The company simply is opting to keep that a secret, in the hopes that they can downplay the seriousness of it all.
April 19, 2015
Reports have now surfaced that Daniel Bryan was sent home because he suffered a concussion while working a match against Sheamus on an episode of Smackdown during the tour of Europe. WWE officials were not completely aware of the injury, so they allowed him to keep working shows. Upon finding out, they decided to send him back to the United States early, which is a good thing because his neck has not been at 100% yet.
April 18, 2015
Shortly after Chris Jericho defended Bill DeMott from allegations of bullying, Ethan Carter decided to chime in. Prior to becoming a star in TNA, Carter was a developmental wrestler in WWE. He stated that he was one of the victims of the abuse from DeMott. Carter states that DeMott hit him in the head while he was suffering from a concussion. He also does not believe that management conducted a full investigation into the matter.
March 4, 2015
Despite only having started with the company recently, Alberto Del Rio has suffered his first injury scare with ROH. He hit his head pretty badly while selling a spot on the rail. The former world heavyweight champion was bleeding from the top of his head, his nose and his mouth. There were some concerns from Ring of Honor officials that he might have suffered a concussion, but he reportedly has cleared those tests and will eventually be fine.
February 2, 2015
Those that watched Monday Night Raw, heard Jerry Lawler calling Christian a retired performer. For those that are not aware, it was not an error, as the former world heavyweight champion has now been declared an inactive member of the WWE roster. The company cannot risk him having any more concussions, as they are concerned about his long term health. He is, however, still under contract for approximately another year, so he will be around.
December 30, 2014
Some very unfortunate news to report on Corey Graves. The developmental wrestler will not be able to achieve his dream of wrestling on the main roster in WWE. A series of concussions has forced him to retire as an in ring performer. He will be sticking around with the company, though. Graves has signed on to become a commentator for NXT. Company doctors have revealed that he has suffered several concussions over the last decade and on the independent wrestling circuit.
December 11, 2014