Former World Champion Daniel Bryan could be set to return to WWE sooner than expected as it seems reports of a second surgery were more exaggerated than first thought.
Bryan has recently been talking about a return in January which would allow him to play a part in the Royal Rumble and the build up to Wrestlemania 31.
The former Tag Team champion was unable to play a part in the Rumble last year because instead he faced Bray Wyatt at the Pay-per-view and much to the fans disappointment, was unable to compete in the main event.
This helped fuel the fans hatred of The Authority heading into Wrestlemania 30, where Bryan finally overcame Triple H, Batista and Randy Orton in order to become just the second WWE World Heavyweight Champion in WWE History.
In what turned out to be a mixed month for Bryan, his father sadly passed away following his triumph on the grandest stage of them all, before merely weeks later he was told he would need to undergo surgery and was stripped of the title he worked so hard to lift.
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Since then Bryan has been working to come back stronger and better and there were numerous reports stating that he would need further surgery on his arm after the strength wasn't returning, but it seems this development was a little premature and Bryan could be back in the ring in early 2015.
After Bryan left WWE Roman Reigns stepped into his shoes in his rage against The Authority and looked to be heading for a collision with former Stable-mate Seth Rollins at Night of Champions until he to had to drop out because he too required surgery.
The good news is that Reigns has also been advertised for many WWE live events in December, meaning the former Powerhouse of The Shield could be returning as early as TLC and could still be pushed as the main competition for Brock Lesnar heading into Wrestlemania 31.
Both of these stories are a huge boost to WWE who have had to recall Chris Jericho in recent weeks because the roster is spread so thin. They also currently have a part-time WWE World Champion which isn't helping with their pay-per-view schedule.
Thankfully two of the biggest stars in WWE at present should be returning in the coming months so hopefully the road to Wrestlemania next year will be as explosive as ever.