It’s been two years since Daniel Bryan’s retirement from in-ring competition. The leader of the Yes movement has spent the last few years working as an on-screen figure, Smackdown Live’s GM. However, it’s no secret that Bryan has been wanting to wrestle again, and has been cleared by multiple doctors. However, he has yet to be cleared by WWE’s medical staff.
Last year, Bryan teased a match with Cody Rhodes in Ring of Honor when his contract was up. Since then, he’s made a handful of tweets hinting at possible matches with various talent from around the world. While it doesn’t look like WWE will be clearing Bryan, it’s possible he may be able to wrestle outside of the company, and now we know when that may happen.
Expires in 7 1'2 months https://t.co/mEZTCtvNOW
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) February 15, 2018
According to Dave Meltzer, Bryan’s contract expires in 7 1/2 months. Meltzer was responding to a fan who was asking about the likelihood of Bryan’s in-ring return. Meltzer also stated that Bryan would likely not have to wait out a 90 day no-compete clause.