WWE SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan has been getting more involved in storylines over the past several weeks, leading many to believe that he could have possibly been cleared to return to in-ring action by WWE. Per a report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, “as of a few days ago” Bryan has still not been cleared by WWE:
As of a few days ago, WWE had not cleared him. https://t.co/tQeaOEJaPM
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) December 4, 2017
Bryan is a four-time former WWE World Champion, having also held both the United States and Intercontinental Titles once as well. He announced his retirement from in-ring competition last year in February due to concussion-related injuries. Bryan had suffered at least 10 documented concussions during his wrestling career, but its believed that he suffered more than that. The injuries were so severe that Bryan often had post-concussion seizures which he kept quite from people.
In recent months there has been talk of a potential in-ring return for Bryan, whether it be with WWE or in a different promotion, as he has been cleared by several doctors to resume competition.