Daniel Bryan recently spoke to media while attending a Springfield Thunderbird game on Friday night. In addition to performing the ceremonial puck drop before the game, Bryan commented on potentially returning to in-ring competition.
“I assume that if I don’t wrestle by WrestleMania, I probably won’t be wrestling with WWE at all,” said Bryan. “That’s my assumption.
“It’s not a black and white answer,” Bryan continued. “There are a lot of issues with me getting cleared by WWE. They have a very strict protocol, which is a good thing, but the timeline of all that happening was not the best for me. It’s an interesting situation that will develop.”
Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 34
With WrestleMania less than 3 months away, there are signs Bryan’s character could be changing course somewhat. Recently on Smackdown, Bryan announced AJ Styles will face both Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens in a handicap match at the Royal Rumble, fuelling speculation Bryan has joined the “Yep Movement”.
More of Bryan’s comments at the event can be read here.