WWE News: Daniel Bryan Planned To Go To NJPW, ROH, And CMLL, And Vince McMahon Wanted To Pay Him To Stay

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Nov. 3 2016, Updated 4:34 a.m. ET

WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan recently retired from in-ring competition. This was a big deal, as Bryan was seen as one of the best in the world. He was surely one of the most popular stars from the wrestling world. He did all of this within just five years of time with WWE, which is amazing. In that time, he became a tag team, IC, and U.S. Champion. On top of this, he won multiple World Titles, but none bigger than the WWE World Heavyweight Title in the main event of WrestleMania 30.

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Bryan had a storybook run, and it was truly amazing to see. The fans loved Bryan, so his retirement was really tough to handle. It never gets easier to see. However, before his retirement, we heard reports about Bryan wanting out of his contract so he could go wrestle in other places, which is now held up by another report. He did, in fact, ask out of his deal, but it was not just to explore options. He asked because he already had some plans in place.

According to the Wrestling Observer, Daniel Bryan asked out of his deal to work with New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Ring of Honor. In an unsurprising story, when Bryan was fired for choking Justin Roberts on television in 2010, he almost signed with NJPW then but decided to wait for WWE to rehire him a few months later. This was always the plan for Bryan, but of course, he was a free agent and could have gone.

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