Daniel Bryan is set to face The Miz this weekend at SummerSlam in a match that could go either way. Amidst the contract rumors Bryan is involved in, he has been revealed as the focal point of an upcoming WWE 2K Showcase mode in WWE 2K19.
As we’ve previously reported, the new contract Bryan is expected to receive has one major negative against a series of positives. That negative is that Bryan would lose a lot of the creative control he has over his character.
Referencing the creative team in WWE, Bryan discussed butting heads with them over wanting to achieve his goals:
“So they’re not along the lines of ‘Okay, time to main event WrestleMania 35!’ It’s not stuff like that. Creating goals like that are very difficult in WWE and can often leave you disappointed because you don’t have control over a lot of things. The one thing I do have control over is my performance. And so I have artistic goals I’m trying to reach and places I’d like to go with my wrestling and my character. And even that sometimes is going up against the creative machine and what they want for you vs. what you want for yourself. That’s a constant whirlwind and back-and-forth trade-off and whatnot. So I do have those types of goals but they’re not main eventing WrestleMania or winning the Rumble or things you don’t have any say in.”
It remains to be seen whether Bryan re-signs with WWE. The current expectation is that he does, as his wife is employed by WWE and Bryan is a focus of The Bella Twins YouTube channel, Total Bellas, Total Divas and is finally cleared to wrestle again, which is what he wanted from WWE.
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