ANOTHER former WWE superstar could potentially be on the move to rival All Elite Wrestling, per reports.
On July 21, Tony Khan's AEW made headlines with rumors of a potential agreement with former pro-wrestler CM Punk, now free agent Daniel Bryan has reportedly inked a deal with the wrestling promotion.
Who is Daniel Bryan?
Bryan Lloyd Danielson, best known by his ring name Daniel Bryan, is an American professional wrestler.
Bryan, 40, spent a decade with the WWE, where he captured the WWE Championship, United States title, Intercontinental championship, World Heavyweight title and Tag-Team titles with Hall-of-Famer Kane.
Bryan won the 2011 SmackDown Money in the Bank; he was named the 2013 Superstar of the Year, and at one point, was the SmackDown General Manager.
In February 2016, Bryan retired from professional wrestling due to medical issues, including seizures from multiple concussions and a brain lesion.
Two years after retiring, he was medically cleared and returned to in-ring competition at WrestleMania 34.
Bryan is married to former WWE wrestler Brie Bella, with whom he has two children.
Did Daniel Bryan sign a contract with AEW?
On July 22, Bodyslam reported Bryan had inked a deal with AEW.
The veteran last appeared on WWE television on April 30 on SmackDown.
He lost to Roman Reigns in a "Championship vs. Career" match with reports his contract was expiring on May 4.
Speculation has been mounting on the much-loved wrestler’s future, with some claims stating WWE had stopped their merchandise and action figure plans for Bryan.
That led many to claim he would not be returning to Vince McMahon’s company.
Per the outlet, the former WWE champion is "locked-in" and has "100 percent" penned a contract with the Tony Khan-backed promotion.
“In addition, I was told that Danielson was wanting to work less dates for comparable money, he wanted the ability to be able to work in Japan, and wanted to have creative input on his character, which he got," Bodyslam's Cassidy Haynes reported.
“There are also tentative plans already in place for Danielson’s AEW debut.”
How can I watch AEW?
All Elite Wrestling airs live Wednesdays at 8pm on TNT.
AEW Dark streams live Tuesdays on the promotions YouTube channel at 7pm.
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