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 many 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. He also explained one big reason he went to AEW.

Bryan Danielson made his way to AEW during All Out last year. Since then, he has become one of the highlights of AEW television, competing in high profile matches since day one.

While speaking in a Q&A with Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso, Bryan Danielson revealde that one of the major reasons he signed wit AEW. It is because he wanted to spend more time with his family.

“It’s interesting, I’ve always felt a certain level of guilt in pro wrestling. I also love this thing so much. We actually had a really good conversation about this a couple weeks ago in the locker room. Yes, wrestling does help people, but I still do it for selfish reasons. The Texas shooting is horrible. It almost makes me go, ‘What am I doing right now? I should be home with my kids.’ This can be hard to explain.


“I read this great book, “Four Thousand Weeks”, and I was just telling my friend about it. The book says it’s about time management, but it’s actually a book about philosophy. The average lifespan is only 4,000 weeks. If you look at where I’m at now, I’m 2,000 weeks in, and I’ve got 2,000 weeks left. With all the craziness in the world, do I want to spend the rest of those weeks entertaining people? Or do I want to spend more time with my family? That’s actually one of the reasons why I chose AEW. It allows me the ability to have a little more freedom with my wrestling and wrestle different people with different styles, but it’s also to spend more time with my family.”

Bryan Danielson also wants to face off against Kazuchika Okada at the Forbidden Door event. Danielson will be part of the Blackpool Combat Club, as they will face off against The Jericho Appreciation Society at Double Or Nothing. It remains to be seen who will come out on top in the match.

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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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