Daniel Bryan did an interview with BT Sports where he opened up on not only his WWE contract status but also what he sees his future being in the company.
The former WWE Champion mentioned how his contract is set to expire in the near future and while he plans to remain with the company, he’s also looking to reduce his schedule to the point where he wants to be a part-time wrestler.
“So, I’m confident in my body and longevity, but it’s also like now, my life I’ve got different priorities as far as like I still love wrestling and I feel like I’ll always wrestle as long as I can physically do it. But do I want to continue to wrestle full time when you’ve got two babies at home?”
He noted that even talking about wrestling fills him with joy and gives him energy. He noted that he has things in his life that he loves more than wrestling that gives him a different feeling. Bryan brought up how he had a facetime with his daughter and how much she misses him. He listed various things that they do and knows that stages in the life of kids continue to change. He noted that there will be new things while previous things change such as sleeping in the same room or hanging out.
“So now I am switching priorities in my life where for years wrestling has been the key focus. Like my contract is coming up soon, and we’re looking at me transitioning to maybe less than a full-time wrestler. My time being a full-time wrestler are numbered. I’m going to be more like a full-time dad, part-time wrestler. Wrestling is my side job, daddy is my most important job.”
It should be noted that WWE does have plans to reduce how many house shows they do after the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps, he can get a Randy Orton type deal that limits the number of dates he works while remaining on television full-time.
"I'm switching priorities in my life. My contract is coming up soon, and we'll be looking at me transitioning to less than a full-time wrestler."
"I'll be a full-time dad, part-time wrestler."@WWEDanielBryan will always love wrestling, but priorities change ❤️
— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) December 23, 2020