When we last heard from or about Daniel Bryan, it was from rolling around in the same gym as former UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson working on his jiu-jitsu. That means he's still training and keeping himself sharp for a WWE return, whenever that may be.
The issue, of course, is that they day may never come.
During an interview in Singapore (via The New Paper), he had this to say about the status of his career:
"I think it could be the end of my career in WWE, but I don't think it will be the end of my career. I could find another passion, but it would just be sad because this is what I have been most passionate about since I was five."
A couple months back, Bryan said he was waiting on a third doctor to clear him, which is what WWE is requiring to allow him back. The company has been hesitant to bring him back with his history of concussions, despite the fact that he's been cleared by an independent neurologist.
WWE has kept him busy doing literally anything other than actually letting him get back in the ring and wrestle, which is what he really wants to do. Eventually he may very well have to decide if he wants to leave WWE to risk his health somewhere else, or, as he put it, find a new passion.
If only it were different.