WWE News: Daniel Bryan on when his WWE in-ring return status will be revealed
What’s the story?
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Daniel Bryan revealed that his WWE in-ring return status will be clarified by April of this year.
Bryan asserted that he’d probably never wrestle with the WWE if not cleared by Wrestlemania 34.
In case you didn’t know…
Daniel Bryan retired from the sport of professional wrestling in February of 2016, owing to concussion issues.
Bryan, a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, has travelled all over the US, consulting the best doctors—with multiple medical experts clearing him to resume his career as a sportsperson. However, a few other medical professionals, including the WWE’s doctors, have found that a few brain lesions in Bryan’s head could potentially flare up and endanger his health, if he chooses to resume pro-wrestling.
The heart of the matter
Daniel Bryan opened up on the timeline of him possibly being cleared to wrestle in the WWE; stating—
“I assume that if I don’t wrestle by WrestleMania, I probably won’t be wrestling with WWE at all…That’s my assumption.”
“It’s not a black and white answer…There are a lot of issues with me getting cleared by WWE (and) they have a very strict protocol, which is a good thing, but the timeline of all that happening was not the best for me (and) it’s an interesting situation that will develop.”
Furthermore, Bryan did allude that in case the WWE refuses to clear him for an in-ring comeback before Wrestlemania 34, he’d probably choose not to renew his contract with the promotion, and try his luck elsewhere.
The WWE’s biggest annual PPV event—Wrestlemania 34—takes place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 8th, 2018.
Bryan’s contract with the WWE expires a few months after Wrestlemania 34, and the ‘Flying Goat’ has teased a potential return to ROH (Ring Of Honor) if the WWE doesn’t clear him for an in-ring return in 2018.
Daniel Bryan has nothing left to prove in the sport of professional wrestling.
Regardless, Bryan is an adult, and he reserves the right to decide whether or not he really wants to wrestle again. Would you like to see Bryan lace up the boots again? Sound off in the comments!