Apparently, Daniel has devised a style that he could work that would protect his head while in the ring. If he does leave then he will likely head to either NJPW or CMLL as I would assume those would be the only two companies that could afford him with his price tag. However, I do think if Daniel did leave that would put Brie and the rest of the family in awkward place, because I don't think the WWE would take to kindly to Daniel leaving and putting himself at risk.
It is hard to tell at this point if Daniel does leave or not because there is still a lot of time to go between now and when the contract expires. In my opinion I think it depends on one thing and that is if the concussion lawsuit has been settled by then or not, because I do think Daniel's ability to compete is affected by the suit. The reason I say that is because I believe that if Daniel is going to compete he would be best served to stay in the WWE and compete for them. Now I don't know the ability that medical personal can enter the ring in New Japan or CMLL, but I do know it in the WWE and I think that the WWE would keep Daniel the safest just in case something was to happen in the ring. As far as what will happen well we are going to have to wait and see, but I for one would love to see Daniel in the ring one more time against Miz at WrestleMania next year the scene of Daniel's greatest triumph.