Bryan Danielson began his wrestling career back in December 1999, and aside from a three-year injury enforced retirement he has been a near constant presence in the industry. Even while unable to compete he was a regular feature on WWE television. However, the man himself has admitted that his days as a full-time performer are coming to an end.
The American Dragon signed with AEW in September 2021 and has become an important part of the company, although he endured an injury-hit 2022. This has led some to wonder Danielson may begin to start winding down in the ring. Speaking during an appearance on One Fall with Ron Funches, the subject of his final match came up, and more specifically what that match might look like.
Bryan Danielson Says Current AEW Contract Will Be Last As A Full-Time Wrestler
While Danielson said that he had no plans on who he might want his final opponent to be, he said his current AEW deal will be his last as a full-time star.
“No [I don’t have a dream scenario for my final match]… I would like to wrestle a match two weeks before I die, right? And to not know that it’s my last match. That would kind of be my ideal situation but I’m not gonna be a full-time wrestler for much longer [Danielson laughed]. That all said, I’m not gonna be a full-time wrestler for much longer.
When my AEW contract is up, that’s pretty much me being done being a full-time wrestler but I like the way some people like Terry Funk and Jerry Lawler and those kind of guys do it where they do it for fun, right? And don’t do it all the time, they do it here or there, that sort of thing. But as long as I have fun doing it and as long as I experience joy doing it, it’s something I wanna continue doing for the rest of my life.”
Bryan Danielson was most recently in action at AEW Full Gear where he competed in a Four-Way-Match for the ROH World Championship. Despite a strong showing it was Chris Jericho who once again walked away with the gold.
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