WWE star Daniel Bryan has been medically cleared to wrestle, two years after being forced into a shock retirement.
Bryan hasn’t wrestled since he tagged with brother in law John Cena to face Tyson Kidd and Cesaro at a Smackdown episode in April 2015, but finally has been given the go ahead to return to in ring action.
In a statement released on WWE.com, the company confirmed that the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, real name Bryan Danielson, had been declared fit for competition by leading neurosurgeons and concussion experts including Dr. Javier Cárdenas, Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher and Robert Cantu.
Crucially, WWE Medical Director Dr. Joseph Maroon has also cleared him to return.
The statement read: “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.”
It was well publicised that Dr. Maroon repeatedly refused to clear Bryan in the past, despite other doctors across the US claiming he was good to go.
The news comes on the eve of WrestleMania 34, which takes place on April 8, sparking rumours that he could be in for a huge return on the Grandest Stage Of Them All.
The 36 year old has recently been embroiled in a storyline with Shane McMahon, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, receiving a brutal beat-down from the two latter men on Smackdown Live last night (20/03/2018)
During his highly successful run, Bryan won four World Titles, one Intercontinental Championship, the Tag Team Championship (with Kane as part of Team Hell No), one United States Championship, and won the Money In The Bank ladder match.
Many wrestling personalities from across the globe have already congratulated Bryan on his return, including current WWE Champion AJ Styles and Royal Rumble winner Shinsuke Nakamura.