KEY POINTS

  • Daniel Bryan may be considering retirement or part-time wrestling once his WWE deal expires
  • Bryan admits he felt something different when he performed at WrestleMania 37
  • Bryan could change his mind in the next couple of months

WWE star Daniel Bryan has been around long enough, and his journey has had all the drama.

The 39-year-old miraculously made a return to the ring from a neck injury, something that carried risks and surprised many.

However, he is now at the point that he needs to ponder what the future holds. His contract ends in September, but the former WWE Champion is not entirely closing the door on wrestling.

He is looking at options, including the possibility of working with other promotions. Bryan mentioned this when he appeared on Fightful with Jeremy Lambert.

"We need to figure out what a good balance between home life and wrestling. I never want to stop wrestling, I love it, it’s just figuring that out,” Bryan said. “It’d be interesting if I could wrestle in different companies and WWE. That’s actually something I’m trying to weasel my way into right now.”

With his contract expiring in five months, it will be interesting what Bryan has in mind. However, he did mention that he would prefer to balance his time in the ring and his personal life, hinting that he could be seen a bit lesser than before.

Could he be dealing with a case of burnout?

Proof of this was his take in his recent WrestleMania 37 match alongside Roman Reigns and Edge. He admitted that he felt a bit detached, which could be a sign that it is time for him to reconsider being a full-time wrestler.

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“The odd detachment, I was like, 'Woah.' Like I said, I'm either gonna die or maybe it's a sign that this isn't it and it isn't the same type of fulfillment that it was before. I've been trying to meditate on it and talk to my friends that I'm close with like 'what is that?'" Bryant stated.

Hence, it could be a choice between doing part-time work or retiring for Bryan. But in the wrestling world, anything is subject to change in a snap.

Bryan is likely to weigh all his options. Regardless of his final decision, there is no question that the “Yes Man” has probably done it all and could be involved in some other capacity in WWE or somewhere else.