During a recent interview with Busted Open, Daniel Bryan made some rather interesting remarks. First, he revealed that a neurologist has cleared him to wrestle again. However, he stated that WWE would not allow him to return just yet. Bryan stated that he is an independent contractor, so they cannot really stop him from getting back into the ring because this is his passion in life.
July 25, 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
During a recent interview, Bret Hart was asked for his opinions on Seth Rollins. The words were quite glowing. Hart stated that Rollins was one of the hardest workers in WWE. He even went as far as to say that Rollins was the one that brought his attention back to the company after the losses of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.
June 19, 2015
During a recent interview with Chael Sonnen, Paul Heyman stated that Roman Reigns lost his push because WWE made the mistake of bringing Daniel Bryan back. Heyman feels that the audience was hoping for Bryan to be given a super push, so they turned on Reigns because he was actually being pushed.
June 12, 2015
Since the injury that Daniel Bryan is suffering from is considered a pretty serious thing, WWE is taking a very patient approach to the situation. Management is simply waiting to see how his body heals and if he is comfortable enough to make a return to the ring. The front office still believes that Bryan is a valuable asset because of his massive popularity. However, they do not want to run the risk of causing him to further harm himself.
June 6, 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
As a sign of how bad the situation is for Daniel Bryan, reports have now surfaced that WWE has discussed internally a new backstage role that he could fill. Management wants to keep him around because he is still popular. Plus, they still have upcoming merchandise for him that needs to be promoted. There are talks of Bryan being an on screen character, but there is no confirmation that he would be interested in such a role.
May 13, 2015