When Daniel Bryan was out of action due to his health, it had been reported that the WWE had "frozen" his contract.
By freezing his contract, the company kept him under their professional control for longer because he wasn't able to fulfill appearance and/or performance dates. Since he's returned to television as the General Manager of Smackdown Live, however, the freeze on Bryan's contract has been melted, leading to it running down as normal. But just how long is Bryan's contract with the WWE for?
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer revealed that Bryan's contract doesn't expire until 2018.
In other Bryan news, the former WWE Champion told Jonathan Coachmen of ESPN that "very little" of his now infamous moment with The Miz on Talking Smack was scripted.
"I brought up the idea that he wrestled like a coward, and he knows I don’t like the way he wrestles, right?," he told The Coach during his interview. "I just don’t like it; it’s not my thing. And I called him out on that. And then he called me out on something that’s very personal to me."
The recent confrontation has led some to think that a return to the ring may be in Bryan's future, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Bryan also added that though he has threatened to quit the company in order to continue to wrestle, his wife, Brie Bella, has kept him calm because of the couple's attempt at starting a family.