Daniel Bryan will be released from his contract with WWE next week, according to a post made on Sunday on BlogofDoom.com. This is the same website that broke the news about John Cena taking a leave of absence from WWE to host a FOX reality television series.
Scott Keith, who has authored five books on professional wrestling and also writes for SportingNews.com, published this e-mail from a person claiming to work for WWE.
This is going to be hard to believe and you probably get a lot of nutjobs writing every day – but I work in WWE HR. I’m not high up the totem pole by any means though.
So on Friday one of my co-workers had to process a release – and that release was for Daniel Bryan.
Monday, January 18th is the date that is listed for when the deal is processed. Not sure exactly why – my coworker was very quiet about the whole thing other than letting a few people know.
And to be honest she didn’t let me know – I’m not in her inner circle. I just overheard her telling someone else and she was in shock.
Not sure why it’s a week away or anything like that as our usual releases are dated that very day. She seemed shocked by it all.
We’re acknowledging this because WWE responded to the rumor.
A Twitter user asked Meltzer, “Have you heard anything about that weird rumor about Daniel Bryan being released next week?” He said, “WWE denies it.”
WWE denies it. https://t.co/9stK1UtlAT
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) January 13, 2016