The talks of Daniel Bryan returning to the ring as an active competitor have yet to silence And that's because Bryan himself has been vocal about an in-ring return.
In a recent interview with The Daily Progress, Daniel Bryan would state the following when asked if he hoped to wrestle again:
“I honestly do. All the real concussion specialists who deal with concussions every day, all of them think I am fine.”
Bryan would also discuss his current role as General Manager of SmackDown Live:
“They didn’t give me a choice [laughing[. I’m under contract so they say ‘show up,’ and I show up.”
So, it would appear as though, Daniel Bryan is more than ready to step back into the squared-circle. However, WWE will not allow such a thing. The company would actually send word to The Daily Progress in regards to the situation:
“WWE determined it is not in the best interest of Bryan Danielson (aka Daniel Bryan) to continue as an in-ring performer.”
It has been blatantly obvious that Daniel Bryan makes for a better wrestler than authority figure. And who knows. Perhaps someday Bryan will lace his boots once again.