WWE reportedly has no new rule against its talent, mentioning Daniel Bryan by name in WWE programming, according to PWInsider.
Bryan lost to WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns two weeks ago – forcing him to leave SmackDown. Bryan’s WWE contract reportedly expired that night and he is still considering what his next move will be. WWE “allegedly” pushes hard “to get him signed to a new contract.
Bryan has not yet commented publicly since his loss. WWE has moved him to the Alumni section on his website.
The report also noted that if WWE was really looking for distance from Bryan, they are not actively doing so. WWE’s handling of Bryan is in stark contrast to someone like CM Punk and reigns against mentioning his name on-air.
On the last week After the clock, Corey Graves and Vic Joseph gave their thoughts on what Bryan̵
“At this point, Bryan is playing his cards close to the west to my knowledge, he has not made any public statements about what is next, there is a lot of speculation swirling around in internet-breaking communities,” Graves said. “That’s pretty much all we need to work on at this point.”
In interviews over the past month, Bryan has said he wants to move away from breaking full time so he can spend more time at home with his family. Bryan even expressed interest in trying to work for WWE, but still struggles with campaigns from outside.