On the October 25 episode of AEW Dynamite, Bryan Danielson took a significant amount of punishment during a match, including an Orange Punch from Orange Cassidy and a Rainmaker from Kazuchika Okada. Following these moves, he was seen clutching his face and received attention from AEW officials as the show went off the air. Tony Khan, AEW’s president, mentioned after the show that Danielson was able to leave the arena under his own power.

During the October 28 episode of AEW Collision, Claudio Castagnoli provided an update on Danielson’s condition, revealing that he had suffered a broken orbital bone. Claudio wasn’t certain whether the injury occurred during the encounter with Cassidy or Okada, but he expressed his determination to seek revenge.

Claudio made it clear that he intends to find Okada, whether in the United States or Japan. Additionally, he announced that he would face Orange Cassidy for the AEW International Championship on the upcoming episode of AEW Dynamite.

Commentator Tony Schiavone mentioned that Danielson could be sidelined for the remainder of the year following surgery, although the exact timeline for his return to the ring remains uncertain.


Given Bryan Danielson’s injury and the potential for his extended absence from AEW, how do you think this will impact the ongoing storylines and matchups within the promotion, and who do you see stepping up to fill the void during his absence? Leave us a comment below.

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