Daniel Bryan medically cleared to return to WWE


Daniel Bryan has been medically cleared to return to WWE.

It has been announced that the 36-year-old wrestler - who has 10-month-old daughter Birdie with his wife and fellow wrestling star Brie Bella - has been cleared by neurosurgeons, neurologists and concussion experts, including Dr. Robert Cantu, Dr. Javier Cárdenas and Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, to return to the ring after he was forced into early retirement due to medical issues including seizures. The seizures were a result of suffering multiple concussions and a lesion on the brain. He was also given the all clear by WWE's Medical Director, Dr. Joseph Maroon.

Daniel wrote on Twitter: "Saying goodbye to the ring was one of the hardest moments of my life. But thanks to the amazing people supporting me, I was able to keep fighting for my dream. This moment feels surreal and I'm glad to be able to talk to you all at the beginning of #SDLive tonight. (sic)"

Bryan will be making an appearance on SmackDown Live! during Tuesday night's (20.03.18) episode and it has been rumoured that he may take to the ring at WrestleMania 34, which takes place on April 8.

Whilst he was ruled out of ring action since February 2016, Daniel has been working as the on-screen General Manager of SmackDown.

Daniel - whose real name is Bryan Danielson - previously opened up about getting the news about the lesion on his brain.

Speaking last August, he said: "All of a sudden, one of the doctors that had cleared me calls me and said, 'Bryan, what happened? Like, you ran through all this testing and everything was fine. What happened?' And I told him what had happened. I said, 'they found a lesion on the temporal parietal region of my brain.'

"And he goes, 'wait, hold up - a lesion?' And I said, 'yeah,' and I don't know what a 'lesion' means to you guys, but a lesion to me means you have a cut, right? Like I have a cut on my brain. And he goes, 'no, a lesion in medical terminology is a very vague thing. It just says something is there, right? Like, we don't know what it is, so we call it a lesion in the temporal parietal region of your brain."