Daniel Bryan has still not come to terms on an extension with WWE. This news coming via The No Holds Barred podcast, where Joseph Peisech reported WWE just offered him a new deal on Sunday, which to date, Bryan has refused to sign.
Outside of some growing concern that Bryan may not be back at all, Bryan's lack of willingness to sign his extension is becoming problematic for WWE when it comes to present-day ideas. Bryan himself has said he's likely to re-sign; he earlier told the Business Times, "I love working with WWE, and my wife [Brie Bella] is a part of WWE and so there's a good chance I'll re-sign." But as SummerSlam draws closer, and with Bryan's contract expiring on September 1, 2018, at what capacity the leader of the Yes! Movement will be involved in WWE's biggest party of the summer is unclear.
WWE has a number of feuds in mind for Bryan, one on which is a rivalry with The Miz. Should Bryan not sign within the next week or two, expect that battle to be a focal point of the SummerSlam pay-per-view. After all, the WWE will have no choice but the shorten the storyline with these two stars to ensure they draw to a conclusion before Bryan leaves. Should Bryan sign, his feud with The Miz may be pushed to WrestleMania 35.
If Bryan versus The Miz becomes a WrestleMania program, speculation is the feud will be a long one, lasting over multiple pay-per-views and finishing with a big payoff for Bryan. It's the way WWE, Bryan and The Miz would probably like things to go and since being verbally attacked by The Miz on Talking Smack, Bryan has owed the A-Lister some serious payback.
Regardless of what show The Miz versus Bryan lands on, the back and forth that is Bryan likely to re-up with the company only to hear he's yet to do so is concerning. This is a deal that should have happened by now and that it hasn't is starting to make very little sense.
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