WWE: Daniel Bryan's return forces WrestleMania 31 changes

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Daniel Bryan shocked the wrestling universe when he announced that he would be an entrant in the Royal Rumble last week.

The former WWE Heavyweight Champion had been out of action since May of last year following surgery on his neck after suffering a nerve injury earlier in the year against Randy Orton.

There were severe complications following the surgery, with Bryan struggling to regain any strength in one of his arms after the operation, with rumours of a second surgery being needed.

But Bryan has now returned, and it seems that his coming back to the WWE has actually messed up the creative team's plans for WrestleMania 31 later in the year.

According to Wrestling Inc, there was some talk within the WWE that there have been recent creative changes to some of the WrestleMania 31 matches and potentially even their plans for the main event.

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"With the news coming out that top WWE officials knew that Daniel Bryan would be back for the Royal Rumble, it's possible those rumored changes were made because of Bryan's return," Marc Middleton wrote.

"It's believed that Bryan being back in the storylines will lead to obvious creative changes. When there was so much uncertainty surrounding Bryan's status, he was not factored into future plans."

Bryan has forced his way into that main event category, and with just how much he is loved by the crowd at WWE event - Bryan gets pops like no other current wrestler - he would be guaranteed to boost the sales, which as we know is all Vince McMahon really cares about.

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