While appearing on the "From the Top Rope" podcast alongside her sister, Brie Bella gave one of the strongest indications yet that Daniel Bryan will eventually end up wrestling again -- whether it's in a WWE ring or somewhere else.
Brie said about Bryan possibly coming back: "I told Bryan, ‘You do have a daughter, so always remember that. But if the doctors finally give you the green light,’ I say, ‘Go. Like this is your dream and passion. You have one life to live and I will never hold you back -- because I love to wrestle, and I would hate if someone told me you can’t do it."
"And if WWE doesn’t allow it, then I said, ‘Go somewhere else. It’s all on you,'" She added. "Obviously he would love to be able to get back in that WWE ring, but I know for a fact my husband is going to find his way back to the ring. Like, he honestly is.”
Brie also noted that Bryan has been going to doctors and undergoing testing since retiring. She said that he found Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and has undergone about 40 treatments across the country. Dave Meltzer wrote in this week's edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Bryan would have likely first looked into those around WrestleMania week.
Regardless of being cleared by outside doctors, Bryan would need WWE's Dr. Joseph Maroon to reverse his decision if he is to wrestle for the company again. He hasn't wrestled since April of 2015, with him having suffered a concussion in a match shortly before that.
A history of concussions and issues related to them contributed to Bryan not being cleared by Maroon. Bryan announced his retirement in February of last year and later transitioned into a role as the on-screen general manager of SmackDown.