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The simple truth is, he can’t get clear of WWE’s medical checks. His concussion issues, and any other problems, need to be cleared by WWE’s doctor, Dr. Joseph Maron, who is WWE’s head of medical. Vince McMahon then needs to sign off on the return.
Years of wrestling a physical style, and numerous blows to the head, mean that Bryan is more worn down than your typical 34 year old wrestler.
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Meltzer also casts doubt on Bryan being back for WrestleMania 32 in April. He says that “as of today there are no plans for him to make a secret return at the Rumble or Mania and it’s not like they are holding him off until a certain date.”
So it is a “NO” for now, but hopefully there may still be a “YES” in Bryan’s longer term WWE future.