Bryan Danielson is in a very interesting position right now on AEW programming. He is the #1 contender against a very over babyface Adam “Hangman” Page. That doesn’t mean that he turned full heel on fans last week on Dynamite.
While speaking to Busted Open Radio, Bryan Danielson addressed the idea that he turned heel on Dynamite. He turned things on the fans and said that those people in Virginia were especially hard on him.
“I don’t know what people are talking about. I thought the people of Virginia were giving me a really tough time. So, I gave them a little bit of a tough time back,” he stated. “I don’t think anything I said was wrong or even mean. To say, ‘hey, congratulations Hangman Page, you are the World Champion. I am a little disappointed it’s not Kenny Omega because that’s who I wanted to beat for the AEW Championship. I am a little bit disappointed that you’re not wrestling tonight, and you haven’t been wrestling that much and I have been wrestling every single week since I’ve come to AEW.’ I don’t think any of that is overtly mean.”
In the end, Bryan Danielson enjoys getting booed. He said it’s fun to be the bad guy, so we might get to see him garner even bigger boos in the weeks to come.
“I’m not going to lie, I do enjoy being booed,” Bryan admitted. “There’s something so fun about it. So I might lean into that a little bit more. But there’s nothing I said that was wrong or mean or anything like that. Now because of that, I think I am probably going to kick all of his friends’ heads in. But I think I would be doing that anyway. I don’t consider it a heel turn, I am just being me.”
We’ll have to see how long Adam “Hangman” Page is able to hold onto the AEW World Title. It took a long time to get him to the mountaintop, but a bearded GOAT might be right there to knock him off the summit soon enough.
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Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote