Is WWE Releasing Daniel Bryan From His Contract Next Week?

Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan will be released from his contract with WWE next week, according to a post made on Sunday on 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, 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.”