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Daniel Bryan hopes to be back in time for the Royal Rumble

The former world champ is making the rounds doing press for his new book. That means he's getting a lot of questions about his health.

Wednesday was full of radio, television and podcast interviews with Daniel Bryan, whose autobiography came out this week. Most of these interviews involved asking Bryan about his health status and when he might be returning to action. The most promising quote came from a podcast appearance on The Buzz from FOX Sports, where Bryan said he feels great and was hoping to be back by SummerSlam, but WWE doctors won't clear him yet.

"I feel great. And it's just a matter of getting cleared by doctors. Their whole clearance process is more difficult than people would think.


That's the biggest issue. I will wrestle again. But it'll be interesting to see when. It's kind of in the hands of certain doctors, as far as them clearing me and whatnot. My goal was to be back by SummerSlam, and that's looking less and less likely, and so then you're hoping to be back by Royal Rumble."

Promising news for fans who miss the former world champ and feared his in-ring career would be over forever.

During another interview on the Boomer and Carton show on WFAN in New York on Thursday morning, Bryan said he still has three years left on his current WWE contract, so at least he'll continue to be around for a good long while, regardless of his role with the company.

You can listen to the full podcast episode here.

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