Report: Daniel Bryan Has Signed Contract With AEW
The "Yes Movement" appears to be All Elite
Former four-time WWE champion Daniel Bryan has signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling, according to an exclusive from Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net.
Haynes cites a source as claiming that Bryan Danielson is "locked in", and has "100% already signed" a deal with AEW.
Haynes goes on to say that Danielson's deal contains less dates for comparable money, the ability to work in Japan, and creative input on his character.
The report also notes that there are "tentative plans already in place" for Danielson's AEW debut.
Danielson ended a decade-plus tenure with WWE at the end of April 2021, losing to Universal champion Roman Reigns in a "title vs. career" match on the April 30 episode of SmackDown. It was reported after that match that Danielson's WWE contract had lapsed.
During his 11 years with the organization, Danielson held the WWE championship on four occasions, the World Heavyweight title once, was the promotion's twenty-sixth Triple Crown winner, and the fifteenth Grand Slam winner.
Danielson's greatest career triumph occurred in New Orleans on April 6, 2014, when he won a two match parlay (first over Triple H, then over Randy Orton and Batista) to become WWE champion at WrestleMania 30.