Finally, WWE's medical director, Dr. Joseph Maroon, cleared Bryan as well.
Paige and Daniel Bryan's situations are different due to the injuries involved, but Bryan's return is proof that you can never say never when it comes to wrestling. Bryan had been sidelined since February of 2016 when he gave a "retirement" speech on Raw that didn't leave too many dry eyes in the house.
It's the news that all wrestling fans would have been hoping for but none would have been expecting. One of their favorite wrestlers is back, potentially for the foreseeable future, and that gets a big YES!
It remains to be seen if Bryan will have a match at this year's WreslteMania in New Orleans on April 8 but the chances are pretty high.More news: Cambridge Analytica Suspends CEO amid Data Misuse Scandal
Paige VanZant, who fights for UFC in the women's flyweight division and was on WWE's radar for a guest appearance two years ago, has also expressed interest of leaving the octagon and wrestling in the squared circle. Daniel Bryan has always been one of my favorite wrestlers, and you never want to see a wrestler's career come to an end before they are ready.
Bryan has been feuding with Shane McMahon on SmackDown, and a rumoured match between the two has been mooted for several months. He was a three-time world champion and most famously competed in both the opening and closing matches of WrestleMania XXX to win the WWE world heavyweight championship.
WWE fans will eagerly anticipate Bryan's return now that it's safe for him to do so.
That might still happen at some point, but for now Daniel Bryan's return will be within the familiar ring of WWE. Shinsuke Nakamura himself had actually said shortly after signing his first WWE contract that the idea of an encounter with Bryan was among the reasons why he chose to join the company.