Daniel Bryan has been out of action for the WWE since April last year due to a concussion-related injury.
Since then, it has been unclear if the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion would ever return to the company, due to his past injury record and the company not wanting to take a risk on him injuring himself again.
However, recent news has suggested we may be edging closer to a possible conclusion to The YES! Man's situation with the WWE.
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According to PWInsider, via Wrestling Inc, Bryan is scheduled to go to Pittsburgh, PA later this week, which is where the WWE's Head of Wellness testing Dr Joseph Maroon is based.
The report also said that the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion 'is likely going to Pittsburgh for medical testing or some kind of meeting with Maroon,' which could even involve trying to get cleared for in-ring action. However, the report states as well that Bryan has a convention appearance in Pittsburgh on Friday too, so he could just be travelling for that.
Many fans will be hoping he is travelling to Pittsburgh for the meeting with Maroon and fans will also be hoping he is cleared for an in-ring return. Perhaps he may even be cleared for a Royal Rumble appearance at the weekend in Orlando, Florida, although that might be a little bit of a stretch.
Bryan is a massive hit factor with the WWE Universe, as seen during his push with the YES! Movement in 2013 and 2014, but recent injuries have hindered his progress. The WWE takes onboard a huge gamble however if they bring him back as they won't want to invest so much into him again as the risk of injury could be lurking around the corner at any moment.
However, as we have seen in recent months, WWE has a major injury problem right now, as alongside Bryan, Seth Rollins, John Cena, Randy Orton, Cesaro, Nikki Bella, Tyson Kidd, and Sin Cara are also out with injuries. Injuries are a big issue the company needs to address to stop them from occurring so frequently.
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