It's highly unlikely that the WWE grants Daniel Bryan permission to return to the squared circle as an in-ring competitor given his extensive injury history, but independent wrestling stars The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) may have found a way for Bryan to get out of WWE and back into the ring before his contract with the promotion is up.
Bryan has had a wild run in his professional wrestling career to get to his current role with the WWE. He started wrestling back in 1999 and worked the independent circuit for only a year before being scooped up by WWE.
He was sent to the promotion's developmental territory of Memphis Championship Wrestling (MCW) before being brought up to the main roster to wrestle a few low-profile squash matches.
After his stint with WWE ended he then moved to Japan where he worked for four years before also doing work for famed indie promotion Ring Of Honor (ROH) where he really began to turn some heads. In 2009 the WWE offered Bryan a contract once again and sent him to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), another developmental territory of theirs.
Soon after he was cast as a member of NXT and joined the Nexus stable on the main roster after the show's season finished up. During the Nexus' RAW invasion angle in which they laid waste to the entire arena, Bryan went too far by choking ring announcer Josh Mathews with his own tie and was subsequently let go from the company.
Bryan worked the independent circuit for a year before being brought back to WWE, marking the beginning of a flourishing career for the high-flyer on the main roster.
The former ROH World Champion went on to capture the United States Championship, a pair of World Heavyweight Titles, and Tag Team Titles with Kane.
He instantly became one of the biggest stars the WWE had ever seen when he started his "YES!" movement and forced his way into the main event of WrestleMania 30 in which he won a Triple Threat match against Randy Orton and Batista to capture the World Heavyweight Title after a year of dealing with nonsense from The Authority.
Unfortunately for Bryan he began to suffer from extensive injuries to his shoulder and neck at the peak of his career, forcing him to retire from WWE in-ring competition as it's likely WWE doctors will never allow him to compete for the promotion again.
In the wake of this news, however, WWE kept Bryan on WWE TV by making him the General Manager of SmackDown Live where he appears on a weekly basis.
One of the biggest WWE news stories sweeping the professional wrestling newswire is the recent firing of now-former WWE creative team member Jimmy Jacobs.
The reason for the firing is reportedly that Jacobs took a picture with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and ROH stars The Young Bucks outside a RAW arena while the Bucks were attempting to invade the show.
After news of this broke the Bucks took to Twitter to comment on the news, hinting that Bryan should take a picture with them to get himself fired from WWE in order to allow him to return to the indie wrestling scene:
What are your thoughts on The Young Bucks suggesting that Bryan get himself fired form WWE so that he gets to return to the independent circuit and wrestle? Do you think this is something that Bryan would take into consideration? Or is he content with his role as the General Manager over on SmackDown Live? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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