Bryan Danielson’s accolades as a professional wrestler certainly need no introduction 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 he was simply just happy about being back to pro wrestling a few years ago.

The former WWE Champion had a terrific run in Vince McMahon’s company 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.

Danielson had to retire from pro wrestling due to injury back in 2016 and fans were simply devasted to see him gone from the ring. However, Danielson eventually got back to the ring in 2018 and competed in his first match back at WrestleMania 34 where he teamed up with Shane McMahon and squared off against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Danielson revealed that he was simply happy to be back in the ring at WrestleMania 34, so he did not care much about the story.


Being able to come back was such a joy, that I wasn’t worried about any of that. I honestly, not that I didn’t care, I did care, I wanted things to make sense. When things pop in your brain of ‘I wish it were this or it could be better if it were this.’ I really find that now to be counterproductive for me, especially in this industry and situations where you don’t have the ability to change them.

I might have had a little bit of that, but I also got to be in the ring with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. That was super cool for me. Those two guys, especially Sami, had been really good friends for such a long time. Was it the best thing it possibly could have been? No. Looking back, it’d be easy to say that we could have done a better job with that whole thing, I eventually ended up turning heel six months later [laughs], maybe less. I wasn’t even thinking (about the story). Maybe that was part of the problem. I was so happy to just be back that I was satisfied with anything.”

Bryan Danielson would eventually leave WWE last year and made his way to AEW, where he has certainly been having a great time working at the top level with numerous talents, especially Jon Moxley right now.

h/t to Fightful for the quotes

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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