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Go behind-the-scenes of Daniel Bryan’s emotional return speech

The speech itself wasn’t enough for you? WWE has released the above video with the recently cleared Daniel Bryan, filmed as he gathered his thoughts and wrote the speech he’d deliver in Dallas and on USA Network to start the Mar. 20 SmackDown to discuss the news with fans.

It covers much of the same ground - his gratitude, desire to cherish the journey and appreciation for his wife, Brie Bella - but who can get enough of (almost) everyone’s babyface hero? There is new ground covered, such as a revelation that he was cleared by WWE’s doctors on Monday night, and some nervousness that he won’t be able to be as zen about wrestling after his comeback as he was before his retirement.

So if you’ve already memorized his comeback speech and watched the show-closing beatdown that continued the set-up of his return match a million times, grab a handkerchief and check it out!

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