– We noted earlier this week via PWInsider that Daniel Bryan reportedly suffered some sort of injury at the April 9th WWE live event in Dublin, Ireland. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that Bryan was hurt in the March 31st SmackDown match with Sheamus and was banged up going into the European tour. The April 9th injury likely just made things worse and caused Bryan to be sent home from the tour a few days later.
A company source noted to The Wrestling Observer that Bryan was expected to be out for five weeks so either way it looks like he will be missing the May 17th Payback pay-per-view. WWE has not officially said whether or not Bryan will be defending his Intercontinental Title against Bad News Barrett at Extreme Rules on Sunday but it doesn’t look to be the case.