Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley have teamed up with William Regal and Wheeler Yuta to form one of the most feared factions in All Elite Wrestling. The Blackpool Combat Club has already proven extremely popular due to their violent approach to professional wrestling. Moxley recently teased that he would be bringing The American Dragon to the independent scene.

At the Defy Wrestling show on April 30, Jon Moxley took Seattle by storm with an outstanding match against Tom Lawlor. After the bout, Moxley teased that he might bring Bryan Danielson with him the next time he appears for the promotion. Tony Khan doesn’t seem keen on letting that happen just yet.

In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer talked about the possibility of Bryan Danielson appearing for Defy. AEW has already told them that they don’t want Danielson to wrestle there until he has debuted for AEW in the Seattle market first. With no Seattle events scheduled, that could be a while.

“As a personality he’s major league Moxley said that Lawlor was a friend of the Blackpool Combat Club and that he considers Defy a friend of AEW. Then he asked the crowd if they like tag team wrestling. He said if you scream loud enough the next he comes he may bring Bryan Danielson with him. The noise was deafening for that.

The basic situation is that Danielson has expressed interest in working for Defy. However, Defy had been told that AEW wants Danielson’s first Seattle match to be when they debut in the market. However, there is no date for that. That’s why I was surprised they didn’t run Seattle in June because they rarely come to the West Coast.”

Tony Khan is always open to talent being allowed to work for select independent dates. He would prefer that Bryan Danielson returns to his home state under the AEW banner. Danielson could still make it to Defy, but it won’t be before AEW hits the Pacific Northwest.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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