WWE legend Daniel Bryan 'has signed a contract' with rival company AEW and is 'locked in' to joining Tony Khan's company

WWE legend Daniel Bryan 'has signed a contract' with rival company AEW and is 'locked in' to joining Tony Khan's company

DANIEL BRYAN has reportedly ‘signed’ a contract and is ‘locked in’ to join All Elite Wrestling.

The 40-year-old star achieved legend status after joining WWE in 2009.


He even competed in the main event of WrestleMania 37 back in April in a losing effort against Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Edge.

The veteran, real name Bryan Danielson, last appeared on WWE television on April 30 on SmackDown.

He lost to Reigns in a ‘Championship vs Career’ match with reports his contract was expiring on May 4.

Speculation has been mounting on the much-loved wrestler’s future with some claims stating WWE had stopped their merchandise and action figure plans for Bryan.

That led many to claim he would not be returning to Vince McMahon’s company.

Now Bodyslam's Cassidy Haynes has claimed Bryan has signed a contract with AEW.

He stated the icon is ‘locked in’ and has "100 per cent" penned a contract with the Tony Khan-backed promotion.

Haynes reported: “In addition, I was told that Danielson was wanting to work less dates for comparable money, he wanted the ability to be able to work in Japan, and wanted to have creative input on his character, which he got.

“There are also tentative plans already in place for Danielson’s AEW debut.”

He and wife Brie Bella, another former WWE champ, welcomed the arrival of baby boy Buddy Dessert last August.

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Bryan was forced to retire due to medical issues in 2016 but made a triumphant return two years later after finally getting the all-clear.

He has enjoyed a rollercoaster career since joining McMahon’s company full-time in 2010.

He is a five-time world champion, two-time tag title holder as well as enjoying stints as holding both the US and Intercontinental belts.

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