– At least some talents on the WWE roster were expecting Daniel Bryan to make his WWE return at the Royal Rumble on Sunday. While the return obviously did not happen, it was being talked about even though Bryan hasn’t been cleared by WWE doctors. We noted last week that Bryan has been cleared by concussion specialists at UCLA, but not by WWE and Dr. Joseph Maroon.
At one point WWE officials reportedly told Bryan outright that he would not be cleared and he has been offered other non-wrestling roles in the company. Bryan later argued his case to Vince McMahon and Vince said Bryan probably wouldn’t be cleared but didn’t say 100%.