Due to concussion symptoms from the violent nature of the sport, WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan was all but pushed out of the ring by his doctors in 2015. Taking their medical advice seriously, Bryan gave up his title as world champion and decided to retire.
Now, in stunning news, the fan-favorite is looking to make a comeback — all he needs is the approval from the WWE’s medical professionals.
In a recent interview on former WWE Diva Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, Bryan’s wife Brie Bella broke news that not only had Bryan spent much of the last year or so visiting multiple doctors around the U.S., but some have even told him that he should be able to return to the ring.
“He just wishes he was in that ring,” Bella said. “I was with him the day he was told he would have to retire due to health issues and for WWE to find a position for him so that he could still be part of the family, for me as his wife, that’s like a dream come true.”
Bryan made his return to the WWE stage last year, when he surprisingly became the new general manager of the SmackDown offshoot.
“Bryan has been happy being back. He knows wrestling better than anyone so being the general manager is the perfect position for him,” she continued.
Bryan’s wife also went on to say that he’s been doing everything in his power to fully recover, including taking measures like using oxygen chambers. According to her statements, many doctors are telling Bryan that he should be clear to re-enter the ring, and that there should be nothing holding him back other than the WWE’s own regulations.
“He is [trying to come back to wrestle]. Literally from the day they told him he couldn’t do it anymore, he’s been all over the United States and to all different doctors to figure out why and what he can do to turn that no into a yes.”
The yes-positive wrestler is now more optimistic than ever before, but as Bella has correctly stated, the WWE needs to take the proper precautions to protect both him and themselves.
“I think WWE are looking at it and that’s why he’s been really vocal lately because he does have hope. They are willing to look at what the other doctors are saying. You don’t blame a company for being careful, and Bryan gets it, he understands WWE’s point of view,” she concluded.