Bryan's return coincides with the television return of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, conveniently one week after Raw's ratings sank to an 18-year, non-holiday low of 2.55. Any rebound, naturally would be credited to the McMahon heirs and not Bryan himself, but that's more of an expectation at this point.
It's not known what capacity Bryan will be involved with Raw, as he was expected to be out of action until the end of June at last check (He is also apparently booked for Payback on Sunday). If he vacates the Intercontinental Title,that's two straight years of losing a championship without taking a fall. While both cases would have legitimate backing, you can't help but crack the, "I guess he did learn something from Shawn Michaels" joke.