Before returning to SmackDown Live yesterday night and making the announcement for a huge ladder match next week, the SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan had an interview with Sports Illustrated. Below are some of the highlights from his interview:
When asked when he last talked to the former WWE Champion CM Punk, Bryan said that he talked to him on the day Punk announcement that he’ll be joining UFC:
“I haven’t talked to Punk since I texted him when he came on the UFC show in a suit and said he was going to fight in the UFC. I just texted him and said, ‘Hey man, I just saw that and think it’s awesome. I hope you do great.’ Punk texted back, ‘Thanks.’ That’s the last I’ve heard from him.”
When asked about an in-ring return, Bryan who announced his retirement from wrestling back in February 2016 said that he is ‘working on it’:
“I’m working on it. Wrestling is more of a creative outlet, and especially for somebody like me, I view it as my creative outlet. Not all WWE superstars and not all wrestlers view it that way, but that’s how I view it and that’s one of the ways my mind works creatively.”
It’s disappointing for fans that Daniel Bryan did not open up much about his in ring return and left the fans wondering what he could mean when he said ‘I Am Working on it’.
Though for now, all we can do is wait and watch if the former World Champion gives any further update on his situation in near future or if it turns out to be another interview which does not lead to anything significant.