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Daniel Bryan Confirms He Is Trying To Get Cleared For In-Ring Return; Talks Politics Around Concussions

DETROIT, MI – FEBRUARY 28: WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan appears on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Autorama at Cobo Hall in Detroit, MI, United States. (Photo by Paul Warner/Getty Images)

Daniel Bryan appeared at the New Jersey Devils’ WWE Night last night. In conjunction with his appearance he was interviewed by The Trentonian.

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On his future as an in-ring performer:

“I’m trying to get cleared as we speak,” Bryan said. “All my tests have come back fantastic, better than people who have never had any concussion-type stuff. But it’s a weird thing. We’re in a weird situation politically with the climate around concussions; right now, it’s very difficult. WWE would love to have me back, but is that the smart thing for me as a business to bring me back? If I was to come back, and they let me back, would they get a lot of flak for it? They have a ton of stockholders that they’re responsible for. It’s more than just, ‘Is he healthy to do it?’

“There’s more than that to the whole situation. All the concussion doctors think that I’m healthy enough to do it, and that I should be able to do it — well, I don’t want to say all of them, I’m sure there’s somebody out there who doesn’t think that — but there’s a lot more than goes into it than just that. That’s the unfortunate situation with giant corporations and big business in the United States.”

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 12: WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan throws out the first pitch prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 12, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 12: WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan throws out the first pitch prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 12, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 12: WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan throws out the first pitch prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 12, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 12: WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan reacts after throwing out the first pitch prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 12, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 12: WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan throws out the first pitch prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 12, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 12: WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan reacts after throwing out the first pitch prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 12, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 12: WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan reacts after throwing out the first pitch prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 12, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)