Bryan has not been wrestling or in a major feud for months and has been absent from the ring altogether ever since his wife gave birth. As a result, Daniel Bryan is yet to perform in the WWE ThunderDome. However, that will change this week, as this week's WWE SmackDown episode will see the return of Daniel Bryan to the ring.
WWE SmackDown after Draft to feature Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan will be making his SmackDown debut against an unnamed opponent. WWE SmackDown itself is stacked this week as the company prepares for the season premiere of the show on FOX.
The current announced segments and matches are as follows:
- Jeff Hardy vs Lars Sullivan
- Daniel Bryan's WWE ThunderDome debut
- The Street Profits in a WWE Tag Team Championships match against Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler
- The New Day vs Cesaro, Sheamus, and Shinsuke Nakamura
The Street Profits exchanged their RAW Tag Team titles for the SmackDown Tag Team titles with The New Day on this week's episode of WWE RAW as Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins were drafted to SmackDown.
This will be the first show after the WWE Draft. As a result, we will see a few new feuds be formed and some of the existing ones pick up some momentum heading into the Hell In A Cell PPV.
The New Day will also have their last match together as a team, when they take on Sheamus, Cesaro, and Shinsuke Nakamura. After this, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods will head to RAW while Big E will stay back on SmackDown.
It will be interesting to see who Daniel Bryan ends up facing in such a situation. This will be the first time that Daniel Bryan competes in a WWE ring since the final of the Intercontinental Championship tournament against AJ Styles. The Phenomenal One came away with the win in an incredible bout that last for almost 30 minutes.
Readers can also take a look at Sportskeeda's video of Superstars who wanted their opponents changed.