Bryan Danielson is true veteran in the pro wrestling business, as he has competed all over the world in his long career. He instantly became a big deal after debating in AEW last year. He has wrestled on AEW Rampage and Dynamite and thus, he even made an amusing joke about his future in the company.

Despite being in the company for over a year now, The American Dragon has yet to win a single championship in AEW. Despite this, Danielson is simply happy wrestling in the company.

While speaking on One Fall with Ron Funches, The American Dragon talked about his time in AEW. Danielson stated that he would be happy competing in AEW Dark and Elevation, but then joked that Tony Khan is paying him too much to wrestle on YouTube.

My goal — I don’t even know if its a goal. What I feel like my job is in wrestling at this point is service, and that’s actually what brings me the most joy… Me being champion or anything like that, if they really wanted me to be champion, if AEW really wanted me to be a champion or whatever it is, I’d do it if they thought it was good for business or whatever it is but that’s not what inspires me or brings me joy.


Being able to get in the ring with younger talent and being able to give back, all that kind of stuff, that’s the stuff that brings value to my life now, especially as an older wrestler, as somebody who’s 41. I don’t need the spotlight, nor do I even really want the spotlight… I love [that] AEW does AEW Dark and AEW Dark: Elevation on YouTube and I love those platforms and I would love just being on those shows and then, I would love to do that but I think Tony Khan pays me too much money to do that [Danielson laughed].

He wants me to be on their TV show and all that kind of stuff but I would be just as happy if probably not more happy, one, because I love to wrestle still, I love being out there in front of the crowd. But being able to wrestle and also helping people achieve their dreams in wrestling as well. So those are the things that really inspire me and light up my brain and the things that I think about when I’m on the road and that sort of thing that are not family-related or thinking about, oh, okay, this would be cool or this would be cool. Oh, when he approached me about wrestling Daniel Garcia, I was like, ‘Man, that sounds great. I would love to do that.’

There is also the belief that Bryan Danielson is under-serviced in AEW. He was also unable to defeat win the ROH World Championship at AEW Full Gear. We’ll have to see what’s next in store for him.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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