“My Contract Is Up Soon” – WWE Legend Daniel Bryan Opens Up on Retirement Ahead of WrestleMania

Published 03/26/2021, 9:08 AM EDT
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 13: Professional wrestler Daniel Bryan attends the WWE SummerSlam press conference at Beverly Hills Hotel on August 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)


There are many speculations going around regarding former World Champion Daniel Bryan. There is a high chance that he will be included in the Universal title match at WrestleMania alongside Roman Reigns and Edge.

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Although there is no confirmation whether Bryan will be at WrestleMania, the former World Champion is already thinking about his life post-Mania. In a recent interview, he revealed his contract would expire soon.

In an interview with TalkSport, Bryan said he is re-evaluating his life choices. As a wrestler, he needs to stay away from his family, and it is taking a toll on him.

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“For me, my contract is up soon and that sort of thing, so it’s really just an evaluation of what’s more important to me,” he said. “Being away from my family, being away from my wife and kids three days a week, and they’re at this stage that you don’t ever get back.”

Bryan started drinking coffee to have that extra energy at home. After days of working, he had no energy for the kids.

But as he puts it, “You don’t want to lose that time, as a human. There are certain things you can’t ever get back.”

Daniel Bryan is facing a constant dilemma

Wrestling made Daniel Bryan the legend he is today. But after all these years of giving everything to the business, Bryan wants to have some time for the family too.

While he loves and enjoys every part of the squared circle, the constant dilemma between prioritizing his family and career is taking a toll on him, “I wanna be there for them like that every day. So those are the kinds of things I’m battling around.”

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On the other hand, there is the question of being financially well off as well.

“Because one of the other things is hey, from a financial perspective, you can set your kids up for the rest of our lives, right? You can do that. But the trade-off is, you don’t get to be there for them every day.”

Bryan is a loyal family man as seen in the reality TV Series “Total Bellas!” No matter what he chooses to do, Daniel Bryan will retire a legend.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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