Wrestling News World reader Ranveer noted in the Comments Area of Friday's installment of Ask WNW that it was announced on the international airing of this week's Smackdown that Daniel Bryan will wrestle on next week's episode of the show. Remember next week, Smackdown will move back to Thursday nights at 8 PM/7 CT on SyFy.
As we've already noted in a news update on Thursday and again in Friday's Ask WNW, Daniel Bryan is advertised for next weekend's WWE live event loop to face Kane beginning on January 16, 2015 in St. Louis, MO.
It only makes sense that WWE will use Daniel Bryan's return to the ring to promote Smackdown's move back to Thursday nights. Next week's Smackdown will be taped on Tuesday from the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Bryan is also advertised for next week's Monday Night Raw in NOLA, however, we cannot confirm whether or not he'll be wrestling on that show.
Friday, January 9, 2015 11:53 AM EST Update: WWE has confirmed our report through a breaking news post here on dot com. An opponent for Bryan's in-ring return has not yet been named. End update.