Daniel Bryan's return to the ring will eventually happen, but we don't know as yet when it will exactly happen. However, we know he will be facing off against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam that's for sure.
Well, that is at least according to reports. Sources say that Bryan vs. Lesnar has been pencilled for the SummerSlam pay-per-view for a world title fight August 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Bryan's shoulder injury may mean that the scheduled fight may still not happen, as the WWE champion aims to recover from his surgery in time.
"We can confirm that the long-term plan for SummerSlam right now is Bryan vs. Lesnar for the title as one of the main events. So if/whenLesnar vs. Cesaro takes place as part of a Cesaro turn, it would be after that point. That can change if Bryan isn’t back for 6/29 and they move the title in another direction," the reports states.
The Heavyweight Champion had been enduring a pathetic rivalry with Kane, but that particular feud ended with Bryan injuring his shoulder.
Things on the Kane front have cooled down recently, and it's understood that Bryan could now be going straight into a new rivalry with Lesnar if the champ returns in time.
Lesnar, of course, was responsible for ending the WrestleMania streak of The Undertaker in April, and he will be looking to equally destroy the Yes! Movement at SummerSlam in his first appearance since he ended the streak.