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Bryan tweeted the following about his return:
Daniel Bryan @WWEDanielBryan
Looking forward to watching history be made at @WWE #MITB on Sunday but Tuesday it’s back to work for me at #SDLive! #YesYesYes
The former WWE champion last appeared on SmackDown Live’s Superstar Shake-up episode April 11 before leaving to be with his wife Brie Bella, who gave birth to the couple’s first child May 9.
Bryan had been a staple on SmackDown Live since the brand split as an authority figure, and he was also a key part of the Talking Smack interview show alongside Renee Young.
While Bryan can no longer get physical due to his retirement, he is still a key part of the blue brand’s presentation.
Bryan’s mic work is strong, and his overwhelming popularity with the WWE Universe goes a long way toward adding to the excitement of SmackDown.
The future WWE Hall of Famer’s return will come two days after the SmackDown-exclusive Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
At that event, one man and one woman will earn a contract for a future title shot that can be cashed in any time during the next year.
Bryan himself is a former Money in the Bank winner, which makes the timing of his return ideal for the SmackDown brand.
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