Bryan Danielson is a true veteran in the world of professional wrestling, as he has competed in several promotions over the years. He honed his craft before making a name for himself in WWE as well. It seems he will only work in NJPW under one condition.
It was said that Bryan Danielson received generous offers from both WWE and AEW, which would have allowed him to compete in NJPW. He ultimately chose AEW as he thought it was the best thing for the pro wrestling business.
Danielson made it clear on numerous occasions that he wants to compete in the G1 Climax tournament. In fact, even Vince McMahon would’ve allowed him to compete in the tournament.
While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Danielson revealed that he will not work in NJPW until fans are allowed to cheer, as he simply wants the authentic NJPW experience.
“I really do want to do New Japan, but I also kind of don’t want to do it until fans can cheer. From what I want out of wrestling, just doing it with the clapping, I’d still have fun. I’m one of the few people who enjoyed wrestling in the Performance Center with nobody.
I enjoy wrestling in the Thunder Dome. I tend to find myself enjoying wrestling in any atmosphere it is. From what I want in my experience in New Japan. I would want people to be able to cheer. Hopefully, nothing happens where things get set back again or anything like that, not just because of my pro wrestling, but because of worldwide health. I would really want to wait for that. Somebody brought up to me this idea of me, (Jon) Moxley, and two other people.”
Bryan Danielson was defeated by Jon Moxley at AEW Revolution and William Regal got them to shake hands, seemingly confirming their tag team. We will have to wait and see what the company has in store for both of them.
h/t to Fightful for the quotes
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