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.
Kurt Angle will return to action and replace Roman Reigns at WWE TLC; AJ Styles to battle “The Demon” Finn Bálor
Due to medical issues impacting two WWE Superstars scheduled to appear at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs, streaming live on WWE Network this Sunday, the special event will now feature Kurt Angle competing in a WWE ring for the first time in more than 11 years, as he replaces Roman Reigns. In addition, former WWE Champion AJ Styles will replace Bray Wyatt and face “The Demon” Finn Bálor.
A WWE Hall of Famer and the current General Manager of Raw, Angle will join forces with Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose to battle the daunting combination of Braun Strowman, Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus and The Big Red Machine Kane in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs 5-on-3 Handicap Match.
The showdown between “The Demon” and Styles is one that the WWE Universe has been wanting for a long time and promises to be one of the most exciting matches of 2017.
Check back with WWE.com as more information becomes available. Don’t miss a moment of WWE TLC, streaming live on WWE Network, this Sunday at 8 ET/5 PT.
Kane Added to TLC Main Event After Surprise Return on Raw (VIDEO)
“The Big Red Monster” Kane is back! And he’s officially been added to the main event of TLC.
It all went down on Raw during the steel cage match between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman after the current candidate for Knox County Mayor interfered by popping through the ring.
Kane then chokeslammed Roman twice before he and Braun took turns beating him up. After that, Strowman won the match and Miz announced Kane would be the final member of their team on Sunday when they face-off against The Shield in a TLC match.
It’s unclear if this will effect his run for Mayor in Tennessee, but it can’t be a good sign.