Former WWE Champion and fan favorite Daniel Bryan has been cleared by medical staff to return to regular wrestling action, according to a news post made on WWE.com today.
After an emotional retirement in February 2016 due to numerous head and neck injures, Bryan has always maintained that he planned to wrestle again when his WWE contract expires. Now it sounds like he will get that chance with the WWE.
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.
Some reactions from social media:
— WWE (@WWE) March 20, 2018
This is great news. No one needs to wish anymore. They can see it with their eyes. #NakamuravsBryan
— Shinsuke Nakamura (@ShinsukeN) March 20, 2018
Amazing news. https://t.co/EZKJNR1jfA
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) March 20, 2018
The WWE is teasing that Bryan might address his situation tonight (Tuesday) on SmackDown Live. Tune in, if you want to be the first to know what he says about a potential comeback (just in time for WrestleMania too. How convenient).