In what shouldn’t be too big of a surprise for most wrestling fans, Daniel Bryan has signed a new contract with WWE — and sources tell us it’s a multi-year deal.
Dave Meltzer reported the signing, which had been rumored for weeks, in the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Sources confirm to Pro Wrestling Sheet that the info is accurate.
“Daniel Bryan just signed his new contract so they’ve agreed on terms. As of September 3, it was not official since WWE hadn’t signed it, but that’s a formality and it should be official very soon if not this week. It’s been pretty much a given now for several weeks that he wasn’t going anywhere for a number of reasons. But it was not an easy decision and he was lucky that whatever his decision was going to be, there was no wrong decision.”
In recent interviews, the multi-time champ was quick to say he’d likely stay put. However, earlier this summer he seemed open to the idea of exploring his options.
“The wrestling world is an interesting world right now,” he told the Business Times in July. “But I love working with WWE and my wife is a part of WWE and so there’s a good chance I’ll re-sign.”
In nearly all interviews after that, Bryan continued to say he was working on a new deal with WWE.
He and his wife Brie Bella are set to battle Miz and Maryse later this month at Hell in a Cell.
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