As noted, Daniel Bryan has been on a mission to find a way to get medically cleared to return to the ring and wrestle again.
During his recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, the SmackDown Live General Manager once again spoke about the chances of returning to the ring. This time, however, Bryan was asked what the chances of WWE clearing him are, or if he feels like he’ll return to the ring for another promotion, such as Ring Of Honor (ROH).
“I think there is an 85% chance that I will wrestle again, my wife says it’s 100%,” Bryan said. “That’s not the case, if I get a test that says I shouldn’t wrestle again, then I won’t wrestle again. So I think there is an 85% chance that I will wrestle again. I would say that there is about a 20% chance that WWE will clear me to wrestle. It’s a small chance, but it’s not an impossible chance.”
Bryan continued, “I know that they [WWE] want me to wrestle. There’s just a lot of stuff that has to happen for me to be able to wrestle.”
Additionally, Bryan spoke about his old days of working the independent pro wrestling schedule and his belief that if WWE were to eventually clear him, they would give him a “lighter schedule” to work.
“One of the things about an independent schedule is that it would be easier,” Bryan said. “But I think if WWE were to clear me, they’d give me a little bit of a lighter schedule. We’re not running as hard as we were in 2013 where you’re doing both shows [RAW and SmackDown].”
In 2013, #SDLive GM @WWEDanielBryan wrestled 227 matches for the #WWE. He says if they were to clear him, they'd likely give him a lighter schedule, but is only 20% confident that he'll be cleared. pic.twitter.com/IiQoowWDjT
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) November 13, 2017