Daniel Bryan has signed an All Elite Wrestling contract, reports Bodyslam's Cassidy Haynes.
Haynes' source states that Bryan is "locked in" to AEW. He has "100%" signed a deal.
The former WWE Champion asked for a number of conditions in order to sign, including working a more relaxed schedule for comparable money, freedom to wrestle in Japan, and a degree of creative control regarding his character. Haynes notes that at least the creative control was consented to.
As far as where and when Bryan will debut goes, a separate Bodyslam report states that AEW plans on having him show up at the promotion's big Dynamite: Grand Slam show in New York City. This goes down on 22 September. The company had originally intended to wait until its All Out pay-per-view plans were finalised before bringing Bryan in, though yesterday's CM Punk news may have changed this.
Bryan has effectively been a free agent since the 30 April episode of WWE SmackDown, on which he lost a title vs. career match with Roman Reigns. PWInsider reported earlier this week that the internal belief within Vince McMahon's promotion is that Bryan is en route to Jacksonville.