Bryan Danielson is one of the best wrestlers of our generation, someone who truly understands the art form that is professional wrestling. His contribution to any company is invaluable, and it’s evident in how Tony Khan wants him to have control over the company if, God forbid, something happens to him.
However, the American Dragon isn’t getting any younger and with his previous injuries and wish to spend more time with his family, fans might not see him after a while. Let’s take a look into his contract status with AEW.
Bryan Danielson contract situation
The American Dragon made his shocking debut over 2 years ago at AEW All Out, which changed the landscape of professional wrestling. His move to Tony Khan’s company meant that AEW is here to stay, and WWE might have its toughest competition yet in its long history. The former WWE Champion has been involved in too many instant classics in his short tenure and has also been a class act behind the scenes.
Since CM Punk’s departure, Collision has become his show, as Jim Ross put it, and he has become a real locker room leader behind the scenes. But his contract will expire come next September. Dave Meltzer reported that “In theory, his contract will be over in September. Obviously, Tony Khan could extend it (for injury time), but he’s not gonna be a dirty guy in this situation if Bryan wants to be finished.”
He added, “If Bryan promised he’s gonna be finished at the end of this contract and he wants to be finished… and there’s nothing you can do if he wants to quit, the guy can always quit. He just couldn’t go to #WWE.”
Danielson injury status
Bryan Danielson is getting to face all the opponents he wanted to throughout his career, and with so many possible dream matches due to an incredibly stacked roster, his AEW run has been nothing short of a success. The Blackpool Combat Club is one of the best stables in recent memory, and his work with former WWE counterparts Jon Moxley and Claudio Castagnoli has been great to watch.
However, Bryan Danielson has been injury-prone in his short tenure with AEW and was even ruled out to perform at All In due to an injury Vs. Okada at Forbidden Door. He has come back from retirement after a life-threatening injury but still needs time to get fully fit for the ring. He was written off TV but his injury is legitimate as he broke his orbital bone. It’s still unknown when he’ll return but he’s a fighter and will do anything to be in the mix.
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