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.
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) 23 октября 2017 г.
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.
"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."