It was around 3 p.m. eastern time today that every member of the WWE Universe let out a collective, “Yes!”
That’s when it was revealed that four-time World Champion Daniel Bryan had been medically cleared for an in-ring return.
Saying goodbye to the ring was one of the hardest moments of my life. But thanks to the amazing people supporting me, I was able to keep fighting for my dream. This moment feels surreal and I’m glad to be able to talk to you all at the beginning of #SDLive tonight.
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) March 20, 2018
The stunning announcement inspired reactions from Bryan’s peers, colleagues and even a few old enemies.
— The Miz (@mikethemiz) March 20, 2018
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) March 20, 2018
I was in the crowd the night you won the @WWE Title at WrestleMania in New Orleans…
I was on the stage the night you announced you had to walk away from the in-ring competition in Seattle…
I can’t wait to be in the arena tonight in Dallas to see this. https://t.co/SVU3e9RD0n
— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) March 20, 2018
I couldn’t be happier for Daniel. Being away for two years must have felt like an eternity…but today, he’s back and where he belongs. https://t.co/HNtSw1RwKI
— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) March 20, 2018
This is great news. No one needs to wish anymore. They can see it with their eyes. #NakamuravsBryan
— Shinsuke Nakamura (@ShinsukeN) March 20, 2018
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) March 20, 2018
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) March 20, 2018
Congrats @WWEDanielBryan overcoming what looked like a career ending injury to being fully cleared and ready to compete again! Real life super man. Gives hope to a lot of people to never give up on your passion! Inspiring. @WWE
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) March 20, 2018
This may be a first in all of professional sports. So stoked for Bryan and for what it could mean for head trauma research and rehabilitation in contact athletics. https://t.co/g3nnD11wVM
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) March 20, 2018
DANIEL BRYAN ???? ?????? #DanielBryan
— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) March 20, 2018
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) March 20, 2018
In return for DELETING Bray & ABIGAIL into The Lake of Reincarnation, we’ve all been REWARDED with a REGENERATED VESSEL for The Dragon of America.
— #WOKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) March 20, 2018
. @WWEDanielBryan , welcome back.
— Dustin Rhodes (@Goldust) March 20, 2018
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) March 20, 2018
Bienvenido @WWEDanielBryan , ahora el mundo de la Lucha Libre esta de fiesta ????!
— Sin Cara (@SinCaraWWE) March 20, 2018
— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) March 20, 2018
— KASSIUS (KASH-US) (@KassiusOhno) March 20, 2018
Congratulations ‘American Dragon’ https://t.co/xeKCTcXZlF
— Drake Maverick (@WWEMaverick) March 20, 2018
— Shayna Baszler (@QoSBaszler) March 20, 2018
Congratulations @WWEDanielBryan. ?
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) March 20, 2018
Stay with WWE.com for more Superstar reactions, and watch SmackDown LIVE tonight to hear what Daniel Bryan has to say!
Article source: WWE.com