Bryan Danielson is true veteran in the pro wrestling business, as he has competed all over the world in his long career. After a long and eventful career in WWE, he made his way to AEW last year. However, even he was nervous about signing with AEW for a good reason.

Danielson made his AEW debut at the very end of All Out 2021 to thunderous applause. Since then, he has been at the top of his game and competed in numerous excellent matches.

While speaking on One Fall with Ron Funches, Danielson talked about joining AEW. Danielson revealed that the risky things he saw in AEW made him nervous about signing with the company.

“The scary part of it was stepping outside of this comfort zone that I had in WWE,” Danielson said. “And also, in AEW, you see them doing some pretty risky things. I was like, I don’t know if physically I can do that anymore. Over the last year-plus, I’ve proven to myself that I can, which is kind of one of the things I was looking for as I was 40 then, I’m 41 now, to see if I can still do some of those things to physically test myself. A lot of people, my wife included, are like, ‘Why do you constantly desire to test yourself, to test your body’s capabilities?’ And I don’t know why I have that desire, but I do.


Bryan Danielson also didn’t like being booked as an underdog in WWE. He is currently part of the Blackpool Combat Club and continues to be a regular feature on AEW television and that’s all that matters to 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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