According to Dave Meltzer on a recent edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Daniel Bryan has been cleared to return to WWE and will be written back into storylines soon, Maybe even as early as this coming Tuesday night’s SmackDown LIVE.
Daniel Bryan has not appeared at any live events or television shows since suffering an undisclosed injury at WrestleMania last month. Bryan’s injury was reportedly being closely guarded. It is still not known what exactly the issue is.
The original plan was for Daniel Bryan to wrestle WWE Champion Kofi Kingston at The Money In The Bank PPV Event on May 19th, however Kingston will now be facing Kevin Owens, who turned on him last week on SmackDown LIVE despite returning as a babyface two months prior. The decision to turn Kevin Owens heel was made due to Daniel Bryan’s injury. It was said in The Observer that if Daniel Bryan was cleared a couple of weeks ago, Kevin Owens would not have turned heel.
WWE does have Bryan advertised for the next SmackDown Live Event, which takes place on Monday at The Corbin Arena in Corbin, Kentucky, as well as Tuesday’s SmackDown LIVE in Louisville, Kentucky. Daniel Bryan is also advertised for Smackdown LIVE’s upcoming events in the summer as he is scheduled to face WWE Champion Kofi Kingston.