With just under one week to go until the Royal Rumble, former WWE Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan has been speaking on his return to the ring.
Having been out of action for over eight months as he recovered from neck surgery the popular Superstar has returned this month amidst questions about his longevity and ability to compete at the elite level.
Daniel Bryan though has hit back at critics today, promising fans that 2015 will see his best yet.
"I think they can expect the best Daniel Bryan they have ever seen," Bryan told CraveOnline.com
"I think I'm going to come back better than ever and more excited than ever and I have some fun things in store for the WWE Universe so its going to be a great 2015."
With Bryan undergoing surgery to solve a compressed nerve in his neck he admitted to losing strength in his right arm during rehabilitation. Many have argued that he would be forced to change his in-ring style as a result in order to reduce the strain on his body.
The leader of the 'Yes' movement however has insisted that, while fans may notice a few differences to his technique, this is down to a personal desire to improve rather than a decision forced upon him by doctors.
"I think some people may be thinking that I'll come back and my style is going to be different because I had a neck injury and that sort of thing," Bryan explained. "My style will be different but it won't be because of the neck injury."
Starting where he left off
Bryan showed no signs of fatigue or lack of strength when he competed in SmackDown last week and he the fan favorite will be hoping to take things one stage further at this weekend's Royal Rumble.
The huge PPV event is one of the biggest nights on the WWE calendar and Bryan can prove his doubters wrong if he is able to last the distance.
Even if he bows out early however it certainly seems like Daniel Bryan has a lot in store for fans over the next 11 months. Lets just hope there isn't another injury in store.
What do you think WWE fans? Will Daniel Bryan be able to come back even better than before? Or will surgery mean he will never again reach the heights of mid-2014? Let us know in the comments section below...
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