The Wrestling Observer is reporting WWE officials were notified of Daniel Bryan’s medical clearance to return to the ring about 3 weeks ago. It was then that a decision was made to have Bryan’s return take place at The Royal Rumble.
Of course Bryan’s inclusion in the Rumble match has lead to much speculation as to who will win the big bout this year, and whether or not plans have changed for Roman Reigns. WWE reportedly has yet to consider changing plans.
As of now, the plan in WWE remains for Reigns to win the Rumble match and go on to headline WrestleMania 31.