Daniel Bryan's wrestling future is unknown to fans at the moment, but many expect him to leave the WWE once his contract expires with the company.
As the SmackDown Live general manager, The King of Beards hasn't wrestled a match since he teamed up with John Cena on an episode of WWE's blue brand show against Cesaro and Tyson Kidd. He hasn't wrestled at a WWE pay-per-view since he won the Intercontinental title at WrestleMania 31.
Due to Bryan's desire to still wrestle and WWE's stance on not allowing him to do so with them because of his concussion history, many believe he will be leaving the WWE once his contract expires to wrestle on the independent circuit with promotions such as Ring of Honor (ROH) and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
The favourites to acquire Bryan once his contract expires are Ring of Honor because of their history with the former WWE Champion and the matches which they could provide him in the promotion against the likes of Cody Rhodes.
Via NoDQ, in an interview with avclub.com, ROH COO Joe Koff commented on the chances of Bryan wrestling for the promotion again, and he may have potentially revealed when Bryan's contract expires with the WWE.
He said: "I’m not gonna give you odds, I wouldn’t even know how to set those. Bryan’s under contract with the WWE, from what I understand, until September 2018. If he chooses not to renew that contract, and he is able to wrestle from a health standpoint, I would welcome him. It would be a triumphant return.
"I think we would be the right place for him, the right fan appreciation, the right respect from the industry plus management plus everybody. But there’s so many variables in that. Even though it’s not far away, a year in wrestling is a long period of time. But he is more than welcomed to come back and I would love to have him on our roster."
Ultimately, wrestling fans just want to see Bryan wrestle inside the squared circle again, whether it's for the WWE or ROH, as both promotions can provide some fantastic matches for the fan favourite.
However, his health must come first, and fans wouldn't want to see him wrestle again if it was putting his health at major risk.