AEW News

Bryan Danielson Names Dream NJPW Opponents

Bryan Danielson

AEW star Bryan Danielson has named his dream opponents from New Japan Pro Wrestling ahead of June’s dual-branded supershow, AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door.

Fans have been salivating at the prospect of the best of AEW matching up with the best of NJPW since Adam Cole stole Tony Khan’s thunder and announced the Forbidden Door show that is set to take place on the 26th of June in Chicago’s United Center.

In a conversation with Sports Illustrated Bryan Danielson has commented on who he’d like to face and says although there are several options he’d love, he has his eye on one English star:

“I would love to wrestle Okada. But in the back of my mind, I’m thinking about Zack Sabre Jr. and wrestling him to see who is the best technical wrestler in the world. We have two very different styles of technical wrestling. We wrestled in 2008, and he was just a kid, but I was super impressed with him then. He’s grown into this amazing wrestler, and I don’t ever recall seeing anyone wrestle with his technique.”

“There are a ton of guys I’d like to wrestle. You mentioned Okada, and that’s a match I really want. I want [Tomohiro] Ishii. Tanahashi and I wrestled in 2004, but we are totally different people now than we were then. That would be a lot of fun. Shingo and I wrestled in 2010. That would also be a lot of fun. I was hoping to get a match against KENTA in WWE, but it just never happened, and I would love to wrestle him. I’d also love to wrestle [Katsuyori] Shibata. I’m open to whoever Tony [Khan] and New Japan want me to go up against.”

Away from the wrestling ring, Bryan Danielson has recently been showing off his singing prowess by belting out a Backstreet Boys classic.