Daniel Bryan Cleared By WWE For In-Ring Return, Official Announcement

Daniel Bryan has been cleared by WWE to compete inside a wrestling ring. The shocking news was posted earlier by WWE.

In early 2016, Bryan was forced into retirement due to concussions. He was at the peak of his career, having to relinquish the World heavyweight and Intercontinental championships at separate times. There was talk of Bryan leaving WWE this year if not cleared to wrestle.

After retiring, Bryan would become the SmackDown General Manager. There are already rumors of Shane McMahon & Bryan vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn at WrestleMania 34.

Below is WWE’s statement on clearing Bryan for an in-ring return.

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.

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