AEW brought in Bryan Danielson, but his WWE properties did not come with him. He hasn’t done the “yes chant” since becoming All Elite, but that won’t stop fans from blasting out that favorite chant. Still, Danielson has not thrown his “yes fingers” in the air once.

Rasslin with Brandon Walker spoke to Danielson about the situation with the popular fan chant he left behind. Bryan said that Kevin Dunn asked him to respect their intellectual property and that is exactly what he is trying to do. This came after he informed them that he was about to debut at All Out.

“I have done it because it’s an easy way to get a response and to get fans to show the ability of how excited they are about the potential matchup. I’m not doing it myself because I respect WWE’s intellectual property. I don’t think anything legally, they haven’t threatened anything legally. I had a great conversation with Kevin Dunn before I debuted with AEW. I was very up front with WWE of, ‘I want to let you guys know I’m leaving. This is my debut date.’ They asked me, politely, to respect their intellectual property. Even some things that couldn’t be legally enforced. I’m trying my best to do that. There are also certain expectations fans have of me that they want to be able to do. I’m happy they still get to do that. I’m going to do my best to avoid swinging my arms in the air.”

We’ll have to see if fans stop shouting “yes” at the former Daniel Bryan while he’s in the ring. A lot of fans will probably never drop that chant, especially when the Bearded GOAT is around.

Bryan Danielson is trying his best, because the adverse could see AEW end up with a cease and desist from Vince McMahon’s company. He also still has a great amount of respect for Vince McMahon and everything WWE did for him.

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Thanks to Fightful for the quote

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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