.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
Happy that WWE decided to clear him as now he can do a few dream matches (Styles, Nakamura & Angle). I'm sure they'll do Owens/Zayne vs Shane/Daniel at Wrestlemania this year. Hoping he is used sparingly in ring, can't imagine a full time return could be very good for his brain. He has said he has totally revamped his style, that should look interesting.