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. He was largely booked as an underdog in WWE and it seems Danielson wasn’t a fan of that.

Danielson changed the course of WWE in a huge way by becoming a multi-time champion and breaking barriers for other smaller sized pro wrestlers.

While speaking on One Fall with Ron Funches, Danielson revealed that he didn’t like WWE booking him as an underdog, as it made little sense to him.

They wanted me to be an underdog,” Danielson said. “It was hard for the fans a little bit too, I think to connect with somebody who is an underdog, who, at this point, had won the title multiple times … Married also this beautiful woman who’s got a reality TV show. I’m really not an underdog in life anymore, right? Against Brock Lesnar, it’s super easy to be an underdog,” Danielson added. “When you’re wrestling guys that aren’t that much bigger than you or anything like that — or people who, they may be bigger than you, but from what they’ve done in their career-wise, the fans would expect me to win as opposed to me being the underdog.”


We will have to wait and see what AEW has planned for Bryan Danielson in the future. For the time being, he is happy just being able to wrestle.

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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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