Three years ago, Daniel Bryan, aged 36, wrestled what was said to be the final match of his career, however today he has been medically cleared to return to the squared circle according to WWE officials.
Neurosurgeons, neurologists and concussion experts outside of WWE have formally cleared Bryan for a return which now obviously opens up the door for a dramatic return at WrestleMania 34 in a matter of weeks.
Below is the official WWE statement:
“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.”
We’d love to hear your thoughts on this great news, and more importantly, what you would now do with the Daniel Bryan character from a booking perspective…