Bryan Danielson’s accolades as a professional wrestler certainly need no introductions as they proved to be one of the best in the business. He spent several years working in WWE as one of their top stars and towards the end of his run, Bryan Danielson was even part of WWE Creative. It seems Bryan Danielson had low expectations before signing with WWE.

Danielson previously admitted that he felt an odd detachment from WWE despite being in the main event of WrestleMania 37 earlier this year. There was a good reason for that as well.

Danielson had a terrific run in WWE where he went on to become one of the most beloved babyfaces in the company’s history and won several world titles during his time there.

While speaking to The Wrestling Classic, Bryan Danielson talked about his mindset before signing with WWE. Danielson admitted that he had low expectations but signed with the company as he wasn’t sure he would be able to keep up with a schedule in the independent circuit.


“Yeah, so. I mean, the idea. I have always loved wrestling in other places. I just love being an independent wrestler. Yeah realistically, when I signed a deal with WWE, it was mostly due to the fact where I was like ‘oh I’m not sure how much my health can sustain this independent wrestling.’ So it was, it was kind of like, I did not look at it as cashing out, but you know, here is my opportunity to kind of pay off my house or do whatever it is. You know what I mean and kind of going in with very few expectations other than just coming with a good attitude, you know?

Bryan Danielson also recently stated that he feared he would die during WrestleMania 37 this year. Danielson is happy working in AEW and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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