During a recent interview, Daniel Bryan echoed a sentiment that is shared by many within the internet wrestling community. He wants WWE to bring back the brand split. The former world heavyweight champion feels that the format enables performers a better chance at being pushed. Bryan stated that guys like Antonio Cesaro would benefit greatly from the return of the brand split.
July 31, 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
Some further details have been revealed about the condition of Daniel Bryan. Reports have surfaced that the former world heavyweight champion worked the ladder match at Wrestlemania 31 while suffering from concussion symptoms. This was something that WWE wanted to keep a secret because of all the pending lawsuits that they currently have against them.
June 25, 2015
When Shawn Michaels does not want to do something, he is not opposed to leaving. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that he walked out of Wrestlemania 30 early because he refused to be a part of the legends that were supposed to come out and celebrate the title victory with Daniel Bryan in the main event. Michaels did not feel that it was the right ending to do.
June 24, 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
It appears that WWE has changed their minds in regards to utilizing Daniel Bryan on television. Initially, he was supposed to make an appearance at Payback, while sticking around for a couple of days to do episodes of Monday Night Raw and Smackdown. However, management has opted to pull him off the road completely, so that the former world heavyweight champion can focus on rehabbing his injuries and making a comeback.
May 15, 2015
Some more bad news regarding Daniel Bryan. WWE has pulled his name from all upcoming live events and television taping. That is not a good sign because it means that the former world heavyweight champion will not be making a return anytime soon. Initially, there were rumors that he was going to be on the shelf for approximately a month. Now, it appears that he is going to need much more time to recover than that.
April 28, 2015
Earlier in the week, it was reported that Daniel Bryan had actually suffered a concussion. That is in addition to his neck not holding up properly. WWE, however, is denying the rumors. They stated that the former world heavyweight champion did not suffer a concussion. They are not denying that some sort of injury was suffered, though. The company simply is opting to keep that a secret, in the hopes that they can downplay the seriousness of it all.
April 19, 2015
Earlier in the month, rumors surfaced that WWE was going to put the Intercontinental Championship on Daniel Bryan so that he could headline the live events with it. However, Bryan has much bigger plans than that. He noted that his friend Shinsuke Nakamura managed to headline a New Japan show with their version of the IC belt. The IWGP World Heavyweight worked the under card. Bryan wants to do something similar if he wins the belt.
March 29, 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