Daniel Bryan was noted as a 2021 WWE Hall of Fame inductee. Then WWE took that note down. There is still a pretty big rumor that he will be inducted this year.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that it appears Daniel Bryan could be in the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame. The timing of this is very interesting indeed since he is still a full-time Superstar, but he has spoken openly about winding that part of his career down. He never wants to completely retire though.
“So maybe Daniel [will be inducted] it’s the WWE Hall of Fame,” Meltzer said. When Bryan Alvarez asked why Daniel Bryan is being inducted, and how it doesn’t make sense with the storyline, Meltzer explained the possible situation.
“Who knows? You know he’s certainly hinting about toning the whole thing down.”
“He wants to be a dad, because he has money, but how do you say that [in a promo without getting heat] because you’re depriving people of their enjoyment and they’re really selfish sometimes.”
It was noted that WWE can make fans cheer for anything within the ThunderDome. All they have to do is push the “cheer” button to avoid any boos if Daniel Bryan did announce why he wants to slow down his career.
“That’s true, you just hit the button and that’s how it works. Yeah, but he doesn’t want to retire either. You know what I mean? He wants to not travel much, but he never wants to retire. He wants to be out there like Dory Funk, Jr at 80 years old, and I’m serious. Hopefully, he can do that, but he never wants to retire. He doesn’t want to be on the road much either.”
We’ll have to see if WWE does follow through with Daniel Bryan’s Hall of Fame induction. It could certainly be an interesting aspect for him on the road to WrestleMania.
Daniel Bryan doesn’t want to retire, but he also wants to slow down his pro wrestling schedule. His next contract situation could be a very interesting one, to say the least.
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