Bryan announced in February 2016 he was retiring from in-ring competition on the advice of doctors after he had been suffering complications from multiple concussions over the course of his career. On Tuesday, the former world champion said his wife, Brie Bella, was the biggest reason he visited medical specialists in pursuit of a comeback.
"There was a time when I wanted to quit," he said. "Instead of walking out, she got in my ear and she said, 'You don't walk out.' She said, 'You fight, because you need to fight for your dreams. Fight for your dreams, fight for your dreams and if you fight for your dreams, your dreams will fight for you.'"
WWE shared Bryan's passionate promo:
Bryan didn't give a specific date for his next match but offered a big tease when he stared at the sign for WrestleMania hanging in the rafters of American Airlines Center in Dallas:
Considering WrestleMania 34 is less than a month away (April 8), wrestling at WWE's biggest show of the year may not be a realistic option for Bryan.
But after more than two years on the shelf, waiting a few more weeks or months to get back between the ropes is nothing.