A few weeks ago, Wrestling Standard exclusively reported that Daniel Bryan is still yet to re-sign with WWE, as well as detailing the reasons behind it. In the report, we noted that the former WWE Champion is looking for the best deal possible, which, presumably WWE has not offered yet. However, from all accounts, Bryan is expected to re-sign when the right deal is made.
During WWE’s tour of Japan, The Business Times spoke to Bryan on a number of topics including the ‘YES man’s decision to stay with the company.
“The wrestling world is an interesting world right now. But I love working with WWE, and my wife is a part of WWE and so there’s a good chance I’ll re-sign.”
Bryan, 37, returned to WWE earlier this year just in time for WrestleMania and has been performing ‘on the road’ ever since. According to Bryan, he spoke to WWE officials following the announcement of his return about wanting a limited schedule, to spend more time with his new child, but those discussions reportedly fell through.
According to our sources, since his reluctance to sign a new deal, WWE have been tentative with his plans moving forward. Additionally, as we first reported, the current plan for Extreme Rules this Sunday is for The Miz to cost Bryan the tag-team titles, setting up a match between the two at the next PPV – kick-starting their feud. The reluctance, however, stems from who will win the match, and if their feud will continue post-SummerSlam.