12. Three Returns & One Debut Planned For This Week’s SmackDown Live
WWE announced that SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan, who recently became a father, will return to WWE programming on this week’s post-Money In The Bank 2017 edition of SmackDown Live. Below is what WWE posted:
Daniel Bryan returns to SmackDown LIVE this Tuesday
The Beard is coming back! SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan revealed on Twitter that he will return to Team Blue this Tuesday night.
Bryan has not been seen on SmackDown LIVE since the completion of the Superstar Shake-up on April 11, as he joined his wife, Brie Bella, to welcome daughter Birdie Joe into the world. The couple’s first child arrived on May 9, and now, Bryan is ready to get back to business. The General Manager will rejoin SmackDown LIVE at a critical juncture, just two days after WWE Money in the Bank, where not only will Team Blue’s men compete for a guaranteed WWE Championship opportunity, but the women will also battle in a Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a guaranteed SmackDown Women’s Title Match for the first time ever. Having won the Money in the Bank Ladder Match in 2011 and cashed in successfully to become World Heavyweight Champion, Bryan knows just unpredictable things can become once the Money in the Bank briefcase comes into play.
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) June 16, 2017
Will Daniel Bryan’s return to SmackDown LIVE go smoothly, or will he come back to a Team Blue that’s more chaotic than ever?
Update: Daniel Bryan will address the Women’s Money In The Bank contract controversy.
Former two time United States Champion Rusev is scheduled to return on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live as well. Also, former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis is scheduled to return to the blue brand and her husband Mike Bennett is scheduled to make his SmackDown Live debut.