WWE Star Daniel Bryan Wants To Stop Being A Full-Time Wrestler Later This Year

Fans will be seeing The American Dragon a lot less...

Back in February 2018, Daniel Bryan shocked the professional wrestling world when he announced he had been cleared to return to the ring. Since then, he has been one of the top stars in WWE as he captured the WWE Championship from AJ Styles in November 2018, and went on to hold the title for 145 days as The Planet's Favourite Champion before losing it to Kofi Kingston at WrestleMania 35. Bryan then moved into the tag team division, winning the SmackDown Tag Team Championships with Erick Rowan, and returned to the main event scene in his feud with "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt in late 2019.

Fans will have to make the most of The American Dragon while he's still around, as during a recent appearance on The Bellas Podcast, Bryan admitted that after his current contract with WWE expires, he is looking to stop being a full-time wrestler and transition to a part-time schedule. The former WWE Champion said he will always love wrestling, and will always want to wrestle at least "once every couple of months" but with a second child on the way, he wants to spend more time with his family. 

Bryan said: "WWE has been great, they're going to give me six weeks paternity leave which so few places in the United States do that, so I'll get to be home for six weeks. But then after that, it's not long until my contract is up…To me, in my mind, I think I'm just done being a full time wrestler. I love being a dad. I will always love wrestling and I always want to do wrestling, but when I say always do wrestling, that means like maybe once a month or once every couple of months."

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