WWE RUMORS: MAJOR UPDATE REGARDING DANIEL BRYAN’S WWE FUTURE REVEALED
There have been some major changes on SmackDown Live over the past couple of weeks. Shane McMahon has been suspended as the commissioner of the brand and there are rumors about Triple H taking over the role for the foreseeable future. Despite all the changes and the rivalry between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens reaching a boiling point, Daniel Bryan remains in the middle of everything as the general manager.
It’s no secret that he would rather be wrestling than being an authority figure on SmackDown Live, but it is a role that he’s going to have to play for a while. Regardless of his frustration with being kept out of the ring for another year, his contract with WWE will expire next summer. There have been some reports about him training for an in-ring return with Brie Bella. WWE officials are not too happy about that news getting out.
The powers that be don’t want any videos leaking out of Bryan taking bumps because it would create some backlash against the company. Even if Bryan wrestles for another promotion after his WWE deal expires, it seems that WWE officials want to show that the company did everything in their power to protect Bryan in the unfortunate event that he suffers a serious injury after returning to the ring. Bryan won’t be allowed to wrestle in a WWE ring. He’s made a retirement speech and could even be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
It’s being rumored that Daniel Bryan is one of the biggest names up for an induction into the WWE Hall of Fame next year in New Orleans. On paper, it makes sense because it was the city where Bryan became the WWE Champion after defeating Triple H, Randy Orton, and Batista in the same night at WrestleMania 30.
An induction would be both a way for WWE to celebrate Daniel Bryan’s accomplishments before he leaves the company, but it would also be a way for the company to absolve themselves of anything he does outside of WWE after his contract expires. There is no guarantee that Bryan will wrestle again, but most rumors are claiming that he’s going to try again. His future with WWE will be about using him to help the SmackDown Live brand and honor him for his accomplishments before he makes some huge choices over the next year.
WWE’s First-Ever Women’s Match in United Arab Emirates Takes Place
Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss wrestled WWE’s first ever women’s match in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday and “The Boss” got incredibly emotional talking about it afterward.
Banks and Bliss both wrestled in full body suits and according to WWE there were chants of “this is hope” from both sexes in the crowd during the match.
An emotional Sasha Banks spoke to WWE.com when it was all over and while fighting back tears said, “The moment the announcer announced that this is gonna be a women’s match you could hear the crowd care. The moment I stood out there and I saw little girls, it just … it made everything worth it.”
Sasha continued, “Because this is what I feel like I was put on this earth to do. I wanna make a change in the world. I wanna empower women and I want to let them know that their dreams are endless and they can achieve anything.”
Watch the clips from their historic contest below, as well as SB’s post-match interview.