Daniel Bryan has been on a roll ever since he returned to the ring at WrestleMania 34, but the former WWE Champion has made it clear that his days as a full-time wrestler are numbered.
Bryan has been openly stating that his current WWE contract is set to expire soon, and that he intends to wind down and find more of a balance between his work and home life moving forward.
However, it seems that some people are expecting his contract to expire in September, and while he didn’t confirm when it’s expiring he did note that his contract doesn’t end in September during an interview with TV Line.
“It’s funny that people gravitate towards the date ‘September,’ and I think it’s because that’s when my last contract ended, but it doesn’t end in September. I’m still trying to figure out what that looks like.”
Daniel Bryan also noted that his neck is wrecked, and that he’s trying to figure out the right moves for his career going forward.
“I had a tag team match on SmackDown (recently) and it was a lot of fun,” Bryan said. “But my neck was just wrecked. I’m going to be 40 in May and my daughter likes to get on my shoulders to pick leaves from a Japanese maple in front of our house. You get to that point where it’s like, how long can I do this full-time and still be able to do those kinds of things with my daughter? What’s the right balance between part-time and that sort of thing? It may be that it’s just every once in a while when the urge strikes, or maybe like a schedule where it’s like eight months on, these months off.”
“One of the coolest things about wrestling, and just be being an independent contractor in general, is that you can say, ‘Well, I really only want to do this amount of work.’ What that amount of work is, I have no idea yet. I still have to figure it out. But I also need to be respectful of the people who are relying on me to go to work. I have to give them an answer sooner rather than later. I’m trying to figure that out, trying to be responsible as an employee of somebody who’s taken care of our family very well. But then also, trying to take the time to figure it out.”
Stay tuned for more updates on Daniel Bryan’s status as they become available.