One of the big names associated with the WWE for the past few years and SmackDown Live of late has been Daniel Bryan. He has been the prime example of showing what heights a superstar can reach if one is able to rally the WWE audience behind them.
In a recent episode of the reality series, Total Divas, he hinted that there more times than not where he does not even want to be a part of the show and wants to be associated with the brand only when it is absolutely necessary for the general manager to be present.
Rumors of his departure started after he claimed that he can’t do anything else. Now that his wife, Brie has her own reality show, and an executive producer on Total Divas, along with Nicole on Total Bellas and Total Divas, and they’re more like ambassadors for the WWE.
He asked himself, while Brie was doing all this, what was he doing. He is a GM and is on talking Smack.
It appears that Bryan has indeed given a lot of thought about his decision and has no qualms about leaving the company and his on screen role as the General Manager. It is worthy to mention that Bryan was cleared by almost all the doctors he approached for an opinion apart from the doctors at the WWE.
One thing that Bryan has to keep in mind is that the WWE has special clauses in their contract. A prime example is Rey Mysterio’s situation where the WWE forcefully extended his contract against his will to make up for the days he missed due to his injury. Obviously, the same thing would apply for Daniel Bryan.
When WWE first contacted him for a GM role, he said he did not want to do it because he wanted to wrestle and knew that it would be very tough to be around the ring and not compete. However, taking the role would have his contract roll on uninterrupted which means Bryan can possibly get out of the WWE sooner, if he chooses to do so.