Brie Bella says her husband Daniel Bryan has been cleared by several doctors to return to wrestling and that WWE are examining their findings.
Two weeks ago, Bryan stated he felt he has only a ’20 per cent chance’ of being allowed to compete in WWE again.
The much-loved former world champion has not wrestled for more than two years because of concussion issues and is currently the on-screen general manager of SmackDown Live.
In an extensive interview with Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, Brie explained how Bryan has visited doctors all over the United States, and received encouragement from several of them that he may be cleared by WWE’s medical staff.
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“He just wishes he was in that ring,” she said. “I was with him the day he was told he would have to retire due to health issues and for WWE to find a position for him so that he could still be part of the family, for me as his wife, that’s like a dream come true.
“Bryan has been happy being back. He knows wrestling better than anyone so being the general manager is the perfect position for him.
“He is (trying to come back to wrestle). Literally from the day they told him he couldn’t do it anymore, he’s been all over the United States and to all different doctors to figure out why and what he can do to turn that no into a yes.
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“He’s being doing oxygen chambers, he’s been doing anything you can imagine. You have to love someone’s passion and his passion is so strong for wrestling.
“All these doctors are telling him he can wrestle, they don’t see what the issue is. I think WWE are looking at it and that’s why he’s been really vocal lately because he does have hope. They are willing to look at what the other doctors are saying.
“You don’t blame a company for being careful, and Bryan gets it, he understands WWE’s point of view.”