There’s smoke to the rumors about Daniel Bryan leaving WWE.
As famous earlier this week, Bryan was moved from the energetic roster to the alumni part of WWE.com. Fightful is now reporting that his contract has expired.
Per the report, his contract had both expired or was set to run out some final week and he was formally now not beneath contract after his match with Roman Reigns. After the match, he was written out of storylines when Reigns attacked him with a metal chair. Per the stipulation, he’s now “banished” from SmackDown.
Bryan was requested about his contract standing final week throughout an interview with TVLine. He didn’t give a date on when his deal was expiring however he indicated that it wasn’t in September as many have speculated and his neck is “simply wrecked” and he’s now taking a look at decreasing his schedule.
Bryan instructed TVLine, “It’s humorous that folks gravitate in the direction of the date “September,” and I feel it’s as a result of that’s when my final contract ended, but it surely doesn’t finish in September.”
He continued, “I’m nonetheless making an attempt to determine what that appears like… I had a tag workforce match on SmackDown final Friday, and it was quite a lot of enjoyable, however my neck was simply wrecked. I’m going to be 40 in Could and my daughter likes to get on my shoulders to select leaves from a Japanese maple in entrance of our home [and he couldn’t this time due to the pain]. You get to that time the place it’s like, how lengthy can I do that full-time and nonetheless be capable of do these sorts of issues with my daughter? What’s the appropriate stability between part-time and that kind of factor? It might be that it’s simply each now and again when the urge strikes, or perhaps like a schedule the place it’s like eight months on, these months off.”
“One of many coolest issues about wrestling, and simply be being an impartial contractor generally, is which you could say, “Nicely, I actually solely wish to do that quantity of labor.” What that quantity of labor is, I do not know but. I nonetheless should determine it out. However I additionally must be respectful of the people who find themselves counting on me to go to work. I’ve to provide them a solution sooner relatively than later. I’m making an attempt to determine that out, making an attempt to be accountable as an worker of anyone who’s taken care of our household very properly. However then additionally, making an attempt to take the time to determine it out.”
Bryan has expressed a need to work in different promotions however this information doesn’t imply that he received’t signal a brand new cope with WWE and it’s attainable that he already has agreed to a brand new deal or he’s on a handshake settlement to quickly work with no contract.
Clearly, promotions like AEW and Impression Wrestling would leap on the likelihood to signal him if he’s . At this level, it’s anybody’s guess what he’ll do subsequent. Bryan being “banished” from SmackDown leaves the door open for him to return on Uncooked or NXT if he opts to stick with WWE.