The day we have been hoping for has finally arrived! From WWE.com
Following more than two years of extensive evaluations, four-time World Champion Daniel Bryan has been medically cleared to return to in-ring competition by leading neurosurgeons, neurologists and concussion experts, including Dr. Robert Cantu, Dr. Javier Cárdenas and Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher.
Bryan underwent a full review of his medical history and received comprehensive neurological and physical evaluations independent of WWE. He was cleared by each doctor as well as WWE’s Medical Director, Dr. Joseph Maroon.
After enjoying numerous championship runs, battling in legendary rivalries as both a singles and tag team competitor and sparking the epic “Yes!” Movement, Bryan was forced to make an emotional decision to retire from competition in February 2016. Later that year, he became the SmackDown LIVE General Manager, where he has continued to be an active part of the blue brand.
What will the future hold for WWE’s “Yes!” Man? Could we see a WrestleMania return? How will this affect his role as GM? Who will he look to face first? Find out as The Road to WrestleMania continues on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C.
Daniel Bryan is kicking of Smackdown Live tonight. It may be the most must see episode of Smackdown in quite some time. You would expect Bryan’s first match to be at Wrestlemania. The logical choice is him being Shane McMahon’s partner against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.
Assuming Bryan stays on the Smackdown brand, there are a handful of possibilities for him as far as matches. Shinsuke Nakamura is at the top of the list. And then there is AJ Styles if he stays on Smackdown.
Hopefully this all works out well for Bryan. Just because he is medically cleared doesn’t mean this will end happily. You have to hope that Bryan’s body reacts well to taking bumps in a ring again.
All I know is that the entire wrestling world is talking about this now, and they are excited about the possibilites ahead for Daniel Bryan.