Daniel Bryan has been a fan favorite in the WWE for years, a scrappy athletic performer who worked his way up in the regional and independant circuits until he was finally brought into the big leagues. Most remember his meteoric rise to prominence from around 2013, when he grew out his beard and portrayed himself as a beleaguered everyman, a people's champion looking for his shot compared to the more superheroic icons that the franchise usually pushes. But his career was plagued with injuries, often putting him on the sidelines and in February 2016 he "retired" from wrestling due to complications from the many concussions he had received while working in the ring. 

But all that changed this week with a surprise announcement from WWE, resulting in his high-flying return on last night's SMACKDOWN airing:

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