Bryan Danielson is still keeping an eye on his health now that he is regularly performing again inside the squared circle.
“The American Dragon” took part in a post-show media scrum after Saturday night’s AEW Full Gear 2021 pay-per-view at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during which he spoke at length about switching up the testing he does.
Danielson, who became the new number one contender to the AEW World Championship with his victory over Miro in the finals of the AEW World Championship Eliminator Tournament at the Full Gear 2021 show this weekend, spoke about seeing a neurologist on a regular basis, as well as how he undergoes SPECT scans now instead of the old concussion impact testing.
Featured below is an excerpt from the scrum where the next challenger for the AEW World Championship spoke about this topic at length.
“So I don’t do the impact testing anymore. To be honest, I haven’t done an impact test in years and years. But I do regularly keep up with a neurologist who I see pretty much every month. There’s these new tests called SPECT scans which monitor the oxygen flow in your brain and all that kind of stuff. Because I keep working on it and keep doing different things, my SPECT scans keep getting better and better. I think last time he said that they were better than your average 25-year-old with no head trauma. We’re going to see how valid these SPECT scans are and some of the other stuff, but I’m trying to be very diligent because one of the things that’s most important to me is being a dad. I see the best doctors in the country and all of them have cleared me. So it’s not like I’m going to see these fringe doctors who are like, ‘Oh yeah, you’re good to go, buddy!’ Even Dr. Joseph Maroon, who I have a lot of respect for, he was the most tested, we had to go through all the due diligence to even get cleared for WWE because if you don’t, that’s a huge lawsuit. But my main goal is not to be the best wrestler — I’m a relatively old father, my son just turned a year and a half, when he turns 15, I’m going to be 54, 55. He’s going to want to take me down the way that I did when I was 15 with my dad. I’m going to sprawl on him and I’m going to crush his shoulder, so I want to be when my daughter asks me about chemistry and how H2O bonds with CO2, I want to be able to say it’s H2CO3. I want to be able to do all that and explain to her chemistry, and algebra, and calculus and whatever it is she wants to do. That is my number one goal to do that and I think, if Tony thinks, I’m getting to a point where I won’t be able to do that, it’s going to be time to stop.”
H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.
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