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WWE News: Daniel Bryan reveals when his WWE contract actually runs out

Daniel Wood
8.60K   //    22 Mar 2018, 18:59 IST

When could Bryan leave the WWE? If he even still wants to?
When could Bryan leave the WWE? If he even still wants to?

What's the story?

We reported earlier this week that Daniel Bryan's WWE contract runs out September 23rd this year. However, this is not the correct date that Bryan is done with the WWE, although it is the correct month. Bryan himself addressed when his current WWE deal is up in an interview with

In case you didn't know...

Daniel Bryan's contract expiry date was important because it seemed set that Bryan would leave the WWE and wrestle elsewhere for NJPW, or ROH etc after being unable to get cleared in a WWE ring. However, he's now returned to active competition for the company so it's more than likely he'll renew his contract, but it's still worth keeping an eye out on when his deal is up.

The heart of the matter

Bryan was directly asked when his contract expires in the interview with and he took the opportunity to clear the air and reveal exactly when his current contract with the WWE is over.

No, no. I had somebody say that to me on my Twitter. They said, does your contract expire on September 23rd? And I was like, how do people even know that. But no, my contract actually runs out September 1st, 

What's next?

There was also speculation that Bryan wouldn't be able to appear at All-In, Cody Rhodes and The Young Buck's big Ring of Honor show that is attempted to sell-out 10,000 seats, due to the show taking place September 1st and Bryan's contract ending on the 23rd. This is now not the case, although Bryan has clarified that he won't be All-In.

I was in the Bahrain Comic Con the last two days, and we did Q&As, and at each one, somebody asked me about that. They said, ‘are you going to be at All In’? I’m not. I don’t know what to tell you. But yeah, my contract is up September 1st.

But much sooner than a potential All-In appearance is WrestleMania, where it looks likely that Daniel Bryan will be teaming with Shane McMahon to take on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, with a very interesting stipulation rumored.

Related: Possible stipulation to be added to Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan 'Mania match

Author's take

So there you have it, straight from the goat's mouth. Bryan's contract expires September 1st, which means he could make All-In, but as he added, he won't be.

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