In a move that has been expected but still surprising, Daniel Bryan has announced that he is going to retire from professional wrestling. The former world heavyweight champion attempted to gain his release from WWE so that he can go wrestle on the independent wrestling circuit. However, Vince McMahon refused to let him out of his contract, which is similar to the situation that Rey Mysterio was stuck in not too long ago.
February 8, 2016
Rumors spread like wildfire today about an imminent release of Daniel Bryan after an anonymous email was released by someone that claims to work in the human resources department for WWE. They stated that the office was asked to process a contract release for Bryan. Upon hearing the rumors, World Wrestling Entertainment released a statement denying that Daniel was about to depart from the company.
January 13, 2016
While doing an interview to promote GFW, Jeff Jarrett revealed that his company was certainly interested in signing Daniel Bryan if he were to ask for his release from WWE. The odds of that happening are increasing since Bryan is growing frustrated with being on the sidelines. He has publicly mentioned that he is willing to go outside of World Wrestling Entertainment if he needs to because he wants badly to wrestle again.
December 25, 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
On Monday Night Raw, WWE announced that Daniel Bryan was going to be making an appearance at the Elimination Chamber kickoff show. He will be interviewed by the Miz. That has led to a lot of speculation within the internet wrestling community about the former world heavyweight champion potentially announcing his return that night. The real reason why management is bringing him in is because his DVD is being released on Tuesday.
May 26, 2015