It’s no secret that Daniel Bryan intended to return to independent wrestling if WWE had not cleared him by WrestleMania 34 and many believe this to be one of the reasons why the company allowed him to return to the ring.
During his recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho, Bryan discussed that time and the former SmackDown GM revealed what he was planning to do in the independent circuit.
According to him, he intended to return to ROH and NJPW and had an idea about having a long-term feud with the notorious Bullet Club:
“…so Bullet Club is very hot, but they need somebody to go against… something that would draw money and interest and bring independent wrestling to another level… so that’s what I was thinking, a long-term thing. We could do that for a couple years.”