With WrestleMania 34 less than three weeks away, WWE fans were given an early present with the news that Daniel Bryan can return to in-ring competition.
Per the official release from WWE, Bryan was medically cleared by three independent doctors and WWE medical director Dr. Joseph Maroon.
Needless to say, Bryan's return generated a lot of responses on social media from excited fans to his fellow wrestlers:
The Miz, who was engaged in a verbal feud with Bryan in the summer of 2016, had his own sarcastic take on the return of his nemesis:
This also opens up speculation about what Bryan's potential role at WrestleMania will be. The logical scenario will be a tag match with him and Shane McMahon against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
Wrestling Sheet's Ryan Satin pondered about a possible scenario involving Shinsuke Nakamura given the recent injury news about A.J. Styles:
Mike Johnson of PW Insider reported Styles is dealing with an unspecified injury. The WWE champion's status for WrestleMania is unknown at this point. This year's event is taking place in New Orleans, where Bryan won the WWE world heavyweight title in a triple-threat match against Randy Orton and Batista four years ago.
Nakamura didn't exactly do anything to silence any speculation about a potential match with Bryan:
B/R's Ryan Dilbert is just excited to see one of the great wrestlers of his generation able to do what he did best:
Aaron Oster of The Team 980 did note his concern for Bryan's health while admitting there will be a special feeling when the four-time WWE champion makes his entrance at WrestleMania two years after retiring:
Speaking of Bryan's retirement, Satin used an image from the Raw two years ago when he was forced to walk away to capture this new, happier moment in time:
Bryan's career seemed to end at the age of 34. He gave one of the most powerful speeches in WWE history on February 8, 2016, with genuine love, emotion and heart because his health made it impossible for him to do what he had been doing for the past 17 years.
Even at an age when it seemed like Bryan could return, no one ever had any idea if the leader of the "Yes!" Movement was going to make it back to the squared circle.
Two years of hard work paid off in the best possible way for Bryan, who has been given another chance to entertain WWE fans like only he was capable of.
With WWE clearing Bryan, Tuesday's episode of SmackDown Live will likely provide the next piece of the puzzle for what to expect heading into the biggest show of the year on April 8.