The emotions might have died down slightly now that Daniel Bryan is competing again, but it can still be surprising to see that he's been given the all-clear.
Sadly, the former SmackDown LIVE general manager hasn't been placed in the feuds many fans were hoping he'd feature in.
After his emphatic comeback at WrestleMania 34 where he and Shane McMahon defeated Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, Bryan was thrown into an underwhelming programme with Big Cass.
Since his release, Team Hell No has been reformed with Kane, and the two will challenge The Bludgeon Brothers for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships this Sunday at Extreme Rules.
It's even thought that The Miz could be next in line for the former WWE Champion, potentially at SummerSlam.
Although it might not seem like Bryan's return is a big deal to WWE right now based on the way he's been booked, John Cena thinks otherwise.
When the 16-time world champion spoke to ESPN about Bryan's return, he revealed that it's only good for Bryan, but it's huge for the WWE in general as people pay to see him in action.
LIVING HIS DREAM
According to Still Real To Us, he said: "Speaking from a co-worker’s standpoint, it’s great to have him back because he is very good at what he does.
"Speaking from a company-standpoint, it is great to have him back because he is very good at what he does and audiences will show up to see him.
"Speaking from a personal standpoint on what I know about Bryan Danielson, I know that he is dedicated to wrestling and loves wrestling.
"He was so heartbroken when it was taken away from him before it was his decision to give it up. I can’t tell you how happy I am for him to go out there again and live his dream.
"He gives wrestling his all, and it’s great that he now has the outlet again where it can give something back to him.”
The biggest talking point right now surrounding Bryan is his future, as it's unclear whether or not he'll sign a new WWE deal to remain in the company beyond September 1, 2018.
It has since been claimed that one of the reasons Bryan is hesitant to sign a new deal is because he's joined the same agency as Bryan, so he can receive more creative control with his character.
Hearing from Cena himself just how vital Bryan's return is might just tempt him into sticking around.
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