Even though Daniel Bryan has said that he will be fully healthy to return to the ring after his treatment, many believe that WWE will still not allow the former Champion to wrestle under their banner.
That’s why the possible date for Bryan’s return according to many is the same as the date on which his current WWE contract will expire, making him a free agent once again.
However so far there were confusing reports about Bryan’s contract making people wonder when exactly we can hope for the former World Champion to return to wrestling.
Thankfully during a recent interview with The AV Club, ROH COO Joe Koff cleared this doubt and revealed that Daniel’s contract is expected to expire in September next year:
“I’m not gonna give you odds, I wouldn’t even know how to set those. Bryan’s under contract with the WWE, from what I understand, until September 2018. If he chooses not to renew that contract, and he is able to wrestle from a health standpoint, I would welcome him. It would be a triumphant return. I think we would be the right place for him, the right fan appreciation, the right respect from the industry plus management plus everybody. But there’s so many variables in that. Even though it’s not far away, a year in wrestling is a long period of time. But he is more than welcomed to come back and I would love to have him on our roster.”
Although it’s worth mentioning here that as Koff said, there is almost a year left before Daniel Bryan’s contract ends and it’s possible that things change by then and WWE may just allow him to wrestle in their ring.