That might be a bad sign. There are all kinds of wrestlers in the world today and not all of them are part of WWE. Some of them might have been at one point, but not everyone winds up sticking around. That can lead to some interesting situations when one might be on the way back, but it seems for now that someone already gone might stay that way for a little while to come.

According to Wrestling Observer Live, Daniel Bryan is not listed on a major upcoming project for WWE. While not confirmed, the project is suspected to be the latest WWE video game. Bryan was one of several names listed as being part of the project, which could suggest that he is not part of the company’s plans in the near future. If this is the video game, this move would be made to avoid paying Bryan and others royalties.

Bryan has not been seen on WWE television since the April 30 edition of SmackDown when he lost to Roman Reigns in a Universal Title match. As a result of his loss, Bryan was forced to leave SmackDown for good, though he has not appeared on any other WWE programming since. Bryan’s WWE contract reportedly expired soon after the match, leaving him as a free agent.

You might need to remember him. Check out some of Bryan’s time in the company:

Daniel Bryan’s greatest victories: WWE Playlist

Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns: Universal Title Match: SmackDown, April 30, 2021

FULL MATCH - Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan - Champion vs. Champion Match: Survivor Series 2018

Opinion: I’m not sure if it is a video game or something similar, but I can’t say I’m the slightest bit surprised at WWE making sure to leave Bryan out. WWE is in full on cost cutting mode at the moment and if they can avoid paying someone thousands of dollars and taking away something the fans might enjoy, they are certainly going to do it. I would assume Bryan gets back one day, but he is one of those guys that can be hard to figure out.

What does this mean for Bryan? Where will he wrestle next? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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