The wrestling world was flipped upside down on Tuesday when WWE announced that Daniel Bryan has officially been cleared to return to in-ring action.
After a two plus year absence from the ring, Bryan was deemed physically unable to perform after announcing his retirement due to head injuries. He sustained concussions which led to him having seizures so he had to call the quits.
As if the lead up to the show of shows, the grandaddy of them all, Wrestlemania wasn’t big enough, the news broke on Bryan and the wrestling world exploded.
The second it was announced Wrestlemania was returning to New Orleans, it was a no-brainer that I was getting tickets. Wrestlemania 30 provided me with some of the most amazing moments, wrestling fans will never forget. I witnessed them LIVE and in person. I didn’t want to miss that opportunity again.
Not only did I witness the end of the Undertaker’s streak, but I watched Daniel Bryan after months of chasing the title become the undisputed champion of WWE defeating Triple H to earn a spot in that match. Then, he defeated the other two members of Evolution (Randy Orton and Batista) in a triple threat match for the title.
For him to announce his return with his first match back likely happening in New Orleans, I am marking out so hard right now. Bryan is one of my favorite wrestlers to step in a ring over the last 10 years. Watching him retire so prematurely left so much to be desired. My heart truly broke for him during his announcement.
A heavy heart was once again the feeling, except this time, it was filled with joy during his speech in his return to the ring.
“Fight for your dreams and your dreams will fight for you. Every hard thing seems impossible until becomes real.”
The build now begins where he likely teams with Shane McMahon in a tag team match to take on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
After attacking Bryan on Smackdown Live, that gave them serious heel heat. As if they needed that to begin with. It proved that despite not competing in over two years, D-Bry is still THE MOST OVER superstar on the roster. Even as a GM, my friends and I used to joke that he was more over than anyone.
There is no doubt about that now.
The card was already shaping up to be one of my favorites in years and it just skyrocketed even more.
THE YES MOVEMENT RETURNS and I believe my plans have changed on which shirt I will wear to the granddaddy of them all! YES YES YES YES! He is back babayyyyy!