One of the most disappointed people in regards to the early retirement of Daniel Bryan from WWE was Shinsuke Nakamura. The two of them are very close friends. Nakamura flat out told the media in Japan that he was leaving the country and moving to the United States so that he can have an opportunity to work against Bryan. That was one of the biggest reasons why he was willing to walk away from New Japan and sign with World Wrestling Entertainment.
February 18, 2016
While doing a promotional tour of Singapore, Daniel Bryan was asked by the media about his potential in ring return for WWE. Aside from stating that his career with the company might be coming to an end, the former world heavyweight champion also revealed that he was working on a compromise with management to enable him to return to the ring. World Wrestling Entertainment still refuses to let Bryant wrestle.
December 12, 2015
The big announcement that Daniel Bryan teased through social media is the return of WWE to India. The promotion will be doing two shows in New Dehli in January. Management is hoping to have a good showing since the WWE Network just launched in that country. Though they will never admit it, management also wants to make sure that TNA does not gain ground on them in that territory.
November 4, 2015
Having been sidelined by an injury for quite some time now, Daniel Bryan is set to clock in and work for WWE. The former world heavyweight champion is being sent to India. There, Bryan will be promoting the new video game that was just released on Monday. He will be doing media appearances and will probably be asked several times about his return to the ring.
October 30, 2015
In a rather strange twist of events, John Laurinaitis is now engaged to be married to Kathy Colace, who happens to be the mother of Brie Bella and Nikki Bella. The two of them revealed the news via social media by posting a photo of themselves at a celebration dinner with John Cena and Nikki. No word yet on whether or not Brie and Daniel Bryan were in attendance, as the two of them did not appear in any of the photos.
September 3, 2015
Earlier in the day, several sources reported that Daniel Bryan had mentioned during a radio station interview that his time was up, which sparked an immediate response from the internet wrestling community about his retirement. The former world heavyweight champion took to social media to explain that the interview was fake. He is staying with WWE.
July 17, 2015
While fans waited until the day of the pay per view to find out, WWE had actually made the decision to remove Daniel Bryan from Extreme Rules on Friday. The belief is that management opted against revealing that immediately because they wanted interest on the show to remain as high as possible. Many were looking forward to seeing Bryan work the event because that would mean that his injury was not as severe as initially believed.
April 28, 2015
While the company is refusing to reveal details, rumors are floating around that Daniel Bryan was sent home early from the tour of Europe because he suffered a concussion while working a match against Sheamus. Disco Inferno had some strong feelings about the matter. Through social media, he stated that the Celtic Warrior doesn't really now how to work properly in the ring if he is constantly giving concussions to his opponents.
April 22, 2015
As expected of top stars, Daniel Bryan has been busy doing media appearances to help promote Wrestlemania. In a rather response, when asked who he would like to face at the big pay per view next year, Bryan mentioned Shinsuke Nakamura. The WWE star revealed that he used to be roommates with the former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion when both of them were training at the Antonio Inoki dojo.
March 24, 2015
In a nice little swerve on Monday Night Raw, Daniel Bryan convinced WWE fans that he might be retiring as an in ring performer, thanks in part to a simple social media message, before delightfully surprising the audience with the announcement that he would be making his return at the Royal Rumble. There had been legitimate concerns backstage over his health, as many were under the belief that he would walk away like Edge did to ensure his long term health.
December 29, 2014