Update on Daniel Bryan’s WWE Contract Status, Note on John Cena’s WWE Schedule, Another WWE Japan Live Event Taking Place This Year

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Update on Daniel Bryan’s WWE Contract Status

Dave Meltzer noted on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that Daniel Bryan’s WWE contract is set to expire sometime next year.

As noted, Bryan mentioned in an interview prior to his WWE Smackdown Live return that he is “working on” a return to the ring. However, as we noted yesterday, Bryan recently underwent medical testing and a return to the ring for Bryan is not 100%, and he remains uncleared.

Another WWE Japan Live Event Taking Place This Year

As noted, for the first time ever, WWE will be holding a live event in Shenzhen, China at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center Arena on Sunday, September 17th.

WWE has since announced the company will be holding a Smackdown live event in Osaka, Japan on September 16th, the night before the Shenzhen event. Talents currently scheduled to appear at the Osaka event include Shinsuke Nakamura, Randy Orton, AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Jinder Mahal, Baron Corbin, Naomi and Charlotte Flair.

WWE will be holding two live events in Tokyo on June 30th and July 1st, and Hideo Itami will be joining the Raw crew for the events, in addition to Chris Jericho.

Note on John Cena’s WWE Schedule

As noted, John Cena will returning to WWE TV on the July 4th edition of WWE Smackdown Live. Cena will also be working WWE Smackdown Live events throughout the summer, however he won’t be working the live events from July 7-9 as he will be in Australia for his “An Evening with John Cena” one-man shows.

The Age is reporting that Cena will attend the Collingwood Football Club President’s lunch at the MCG on July 8, as a guest of the Pies. Other guests of the Football Club have included The Rock, the Dalai Lama and Usain Bolt.

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