It was reported on Wednesday that Daniel Bryan wouldn’t be returning to WWE, but rather is signing with AEW.
Dave Meltzer noted on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that the biggest factor in Bryan likely signing with AEW is the company’s relationship with NJPW.
While Meltzer couldn’t confirm Bryan has signed with AEW, all indications imply the deal is done.
Of course, when WWE President Nick Khan had talks with NJPW about a working relationship earlier this year, Bryan’s name was part of the conversation as it would have allowed Bryan to wrestle for NJPW while under WWE contract.
Bryan has made it known that he wants to wrestle for other companies for quite some time.