Daniel Bryan has discussed his current WWE contract status and clarified some rumors regarding when it expires.
It’s often been said that Bryan’s contract expires this coming September, but according to the man himself, that isn’t actually the case.
Speaking with TV Line, Daniel Bryan said:
“It’s funny that people gravitate towards the date September, and I think it’s because that’s when my last contract ended, but it doesn’t end in September. (Note: Bryan was tight-lipped about when his contract actually runs out.) I’m still trying to figure out what that looks like… I had a tag team match on SmackDown last Friday, and it was a lot of fun, but my neck was just wrecked. I’m going to be 40 in May and my daughter likes to get on my shoulders to pick leaves from a Japanese maple in front of our house (and he couldn’t this time due to the pain). You get to that point where it’s like, how long can I do this full-time and still be able to do those kinds of things with my daughter? What’s the right balance between part-time and that sort of thing? It may be that it’s just every once in a while when the urge strikes, or maybe like a schedule where it’s like eight months on, these months off.”
Bryan lost to Roman Reigns in a Universal Championship match this past Friday and has been “banished” from SmackDown as a result.
After being written off TV via a Con-Chair-To, he’s now been moved to the “alumni” section of WWE.com.