Daniel Bryan’s WWE contract expired after his match on SmackDown last week. Bryan has been a free agent for about a week now, but he hasn’t made any big announcement yet. He can legally do whatever he likes in terms of pro wrestling at the moment.
It was noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Daniel Bryan could arrive in AEW next week if he wanted to. WWE obviously doesn’t want that to happen. There is also a belief that if the pandemic wasn’t a factor then Bryan Danielson would wrestle at the next Tokyo Dome show.
As of this writing, Daniel Bryan has not made his next move in pro wrestling public. We do know that WWE is leaving the door open for his return.
He could show up next week on Raw. He could legally show up next week on AEW. I actually think if we weren’t in a pandemic situation and without the quarantine issues that he’d probably be wrestling at the Tokyo Dome show, but we are. He’s free to negotiate with everyone and WWE was trying to sign him before the deal expired and that door is still very much open
Daniel Bryan could come back to WWE, but they would need to offer him the deal he wants. Bryan’s situation isn’t 100% about the money either. He wants to wrestle, but not full time. WWE has the ability to work out special agreements so they might need to buckle down and create a contract offer that is to Daniel Bryan’s liking very soon.