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Daniel Bryan To Appear For Ring Of Honor Or New Japan Pro Wrestling?

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Bryan got his big start in this organization so it might make sense for him to return there. The way the betting special is listed, it doesn’t indicate that Bryan would have to sign or wrestle, but simply “appear” with the company in some capacity. It carries odds of 9 to 4 right now.

Trailing those two specials are the two longshots on the Daniel Bryan betting specials. The first of them is “Daniel Bryan to fight in an official WWE match before the end of 2017” and has 7 to 1 odds. The other is for “Daniel Bryan to appear on TNA before the end of 2018” at 10 to 1 odds. Both of these seem very unlikely to happen just based on circumstances. For one, WWE has restricted Bryan from participating in matches due to his health situation. As far as TNA, the company has looked like a desperately sinking ship for some time, and if it’s still around by the end of next year, it will probably be hanging on by a very thin thread.

For one, WWE has restricted Bryan from participating in matches due to his health situation. Even though Bryan has said his doctors have cleared him to wrestle, WWE’s doctors did not. As far as TNA, the company has looked like a desperately sinking ship for some time, and if it’s still around by the end of next year, it will probably be hanging on by a very thin thread. That’s why it makes more sense for Daniel Bryan to show up with New Japan or Ring of Honor, as both companies may have more relaxed policies in terms of how he can participate with them.

WWE Champion Daniel Bryan with Triple H
Bryan won the WWE Championship by defeating John Cena at SummerSlam 2013. [Image by WWE]

Bryan officially retired from WWE back in February of 2016 after several title runs and great years with the company. While fans hoped it was just a temporary thing, it seems that the company is being extra cautious with his health. Similar situations occurred with other wrestling greats including Edge and Christian, both of whom were forced to retire from WWE competition due to medical issues. However, all of these stars have still been associated with the company in some form.

As with other legendary pro wrestling stars, it’s also hard to rule out that Bryan returns to a WWE ring in the distant future in some capacity. However, the company has become more and more serious with regards to protecting the health and well-being of its stars. Nonetheless, WWE’s loss of Bryan after his contract ends will be another company’s major gain, if Bryan gives in to his itch to continue in the business.

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