There is no doubt that Bryan Danielson is one of the most established names in the world of professional wrestling right now. He is also viewed as a very harmless vegan outside the squared circle and largely maintains that image as well. Now it appears Kevin Sullivan believes Tony Khan should bet the farm on Bryan Danielson.

Bryan Danielson was out of action after NJPW x Forbidden Door due to injury and he ended up returning at AEW Collision, which was sooner than anyone expected. He would then have a solid match against Ricky Starks at AEW All Out, which Danielson won.

Bryan Danielson really stepped up for Tony Khan and AEW as he took on responsibilities in the creative department. Danielson even made it clear he is ready to step up when Tony Khan needs him.

While speaking on his most recent Tuesday with the Taskmaster podcast, Kevin Sullivan talked about Tony Khan putting all his faith in The American Dragon. Sulivan stated that he believes Tony Khan should bet the farm on Bryan Danielson.


I’ve heard that Bryan Danielson is gonna get more involved, correct? I don’t know Bryan Danielson at all, but he seems very smart. I’ll tell you why. He got over when they didn’t want him to get over in WWE. I always hear the, ‘Well, it was organic.’ B******. This guy had a plan, and he stuck to it.

He is obviously a very positive person, and he believes in himself. After he became champion, I started to watch him. He’s damn good. When it’s all said and done, and they talk about Mount Rushmore, he’s going to be on somebody’s Mount Rushmore guaranteed. I think he’ll do an amazing job backstage. I don’t think we’ll see any more physicalities. I don’t think we’ll see any screwy matches that don’t make sense. He grew up in the wrestling business, very hard. I mean, he was an independent guy for a long time. I’m sure he heard that he wasn’t big enough for a long time.

To me, I don’t think they could have chosen a better guy to step into this slot. He seems to be able to handle adversity, and he also seems to be a guy that’s very level-headed. That can get guys to sit down and talk before something explodes I’m really looking forward to seeing what he does. I know that he’s going to do an incredible job.

There are people in the wrestling business that are smart because they love the wrestling business, but they keep up with reading. They keep up with what’s going on in the real world. They keep up with musical trends. They keep up with any kind of fad that’s going on, but he’s basically one of the great technical performers. He can give you any kind of match. I can’t say enough about him because they have a lot of guys there that they could have overlooked Bryan Danielson, but Tony made the right decision here, and if I was in Tony’s place to straighten up a sinking ship, he’s the guy I would go to, and I’m betting the farm on him. I think he’ll turn this thing around, I think we’ll see a different kind of style, I think we’ll see shows that are tied together. I think we’ll see angles that have never been done before because I know in his brain, he’s been thinking about angles that [are] different since the day he broke into the business

We will have to see how AEW uses Bryan Danielson in the coming weeks, was CM Punk’s departure has certainly dealt a blow to the company, whether many want to admit it or not.

What’s your view on this story? Do you think Bryan Danielson is fit to take care of AEW? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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