Daniel Bryan admits he has only a '20 per cent chance' of being cleared to wrestle
By Jefferson Lake
Last Updated: 14/11/17 8:50am
Daniel Bryan says there is only a 20 per cent chance he will be cleared by WWE to return to the ring.
Bryan has not wrestled since 2015 because of concussion issues and is currently the on-screen general manager of SmackDown Live.
The 36-year-old confirmed after his retirement from active competition that he was having seizures as a result of the head injuries he had sustained over his career.
Bryan accepts that it is unlikely WWE will agree to allow him to wrestle again but feels the lighter schedule - as a result of splitting the roster between Raw and SmackDown - would work in his favour and allow him to work fewer dates.
"I think there's an 85 per cent chance I'll wrestle again but I'd say there's a 20 per cent chance WWE will clear me," he said in an interview with Busted Open Radio. "It's a small chance but it's not like it's an impossible chance.
"I know that they want me to wrestle, it's just that there's a lot of stuff that needs to happen for me to be able to wrestle.
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"My last year of full-time wrestling was 2013 and I did 227 matches. I don't want to do 227 matches. I don't want to be away from my baby for 227 days plus travel days on top of that. I don't want that for myself.
"I think if the WWE, if they were to clear me, would give me a lighter schedule. Plus we're not running as hard as we were in 2013 where you're doing both shows, so I think guys now are doing less than 200 days a year. That'd be a bit easier."