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Has Daniel Bryan Been Cleared To Wrestle?

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WWE fans have been waiting for months now, hoping for some word on if Daniel Bryan will ever set foot in a WWE ring again. Last we heard, Bryan was trying to get a doctor to clear him to wrestle, and was unsure if that would ever be possible. Well, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Bryan may in fact have already been medically cleared, but WWE is holding back from his return to the ring because they’re worried that his presence will mess up their plans going forward, including (presumably) the push of Roman Reigns to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. You may recall that a similar situation arose earlier this year, when Bryan returned at the Royal Rumble to massive fan acclaim, but was eliminated quickly in favor of Reigns winning the match, which caused massive backlash from the live audience and fans watching at home.

Here’s what Meltzer had to say on the situation:

“The problem is that, with any other wrestler who is at his level, if he was cleared you’d bring him back. But with him, because of the fanbase, and because Daniel Bryan’s popularity screwed up two WrestleManias in a row in their minds, with their plans, you have to be careful about bringing him back, especially this year, where the goal is to make up for what he screwed up last year, and if WWE brings him back now, he’ll screw up this year’s plans too.The problem is that, with any other wrestler who is at his level, if he was cleared you’d bring him back. But with him, because of the fanbase, and because Daniel Bryan’s popularity screwed up two WrestleManias in a row in their minds, with their plans, you have to be careful about bringing him back, especially this year, where the goal is to make up for what he screwed up last year, and if WWE brings him back now, he’ll screw up this year’s plans too.”

What do you think? Is it possible that WWE is preventing Daniel Bryan from returning so that fans won’t turn on Roman Reigns? Is that the right decision, given what happened at the Royal Rumble?

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