Ryback opens today’s show by talking about Daniel Bryan’s return to the ring. Ryback thinks Bryan has felt as if he’s been healthy for a long time, and he suspected that Bryan would be leaving WWE when his contract expired so he’d be able to wrestle again. He’s very happy for Bryan because Bryan wouldn’t take no for an answer, and he continued to work hard in an effort to be cleared.
He saw Bryan at Rusev’s wedding last year, and he could tell that Bryan was very frustrated with not being able to compete in the ring. He loved that Bryan’s promo last week focused on being grateful, because he knows how grateful Bryan is. He thought Bryan looked great in the ring last week, pointing out that he hasn’t missed a beat.
However, Ryback thought WWE could have eased Bryan into physical action instead of having him take a powerbomb on the ring apron on his first night back. On the other hand, Bryan only has one gear – full speed ahead at all times – and that’s probably why the fans love him so much. Ryback notes that Bryan is a really great guy and it’s so easy to cheer for him.
Ryback mentions that WWE and Hulk Hogan have apparently been in discussions about a return recently. He thinks this is good news and a step in the right direction. If Hogan and WWE have mutual interest in working with each other again he’s sure they’ll find a way to make it happen.