As noted before, Daniel Bryan’s contract with WWE expired this past Friday following the television tapings for that week’s episode of SmackDown.
Fightful Select reported that several talent spoken to within WWE stated that Bryan did not make a big deal about his contract expiring backstage and many only heard about his contract status from others over the past few weeks.
It was also reported that several talent spoken to within Ring of Honor currently believe that the company will at least make some contact and an effort to bring him in for some appearances at the minimum. Ring of Honor reportedly has maintained some contact with Bryan in recent years.
In regards to AEW, it was reported that two talent spoken to stated that they currently expect Bryan to remain in WWE and not leave for AEW. One of the talent spoken to stated that they recently heard he was staying in WWE.