Bryan Danielson recently discussed how much he enjoyed working with the WWE creative team during the ‘pandemic era.’
Bryan Danielson left WWE in 2021 where he had his last match on the April 30th edition of Friday Night SmackDown against Roman Reigns. His contract with the company expired soon after and he decided not to re-sign.
Danielson is now in AEW and made his debut for the company at All Out 2021. He is a part of the Blackpool Combat Club alongside new ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli, Interim AEW World Champion Jon Moxley, and ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta.
On a special episode of The Sessions with Renee Paquette at Starrcast V, Danielson spoke about the little bit of time he worked with WWE Creative during the WWE’s pandemic era.
“Yeah, so the pandemic was happening, somebody in one of our segments, it was right before Brie was about to give birth to our son Buddy. A month before that, somebody in one of my segments caught COVID. They called me and were like ‘Hey you were in a segment with somebody who got COVID. A bunch of people in the segment got COVID, you might COVID.’
I tested and I did not have COVID, but then I said that I am probably not coming to work. I requested, I didn’t say ‘Hey I am absolutely not coming to work.’ I would say ‘Hey I don’t think I should come to work, my wife is pregnant and due soon.’ So anyways, they were completely fine with that, they were great with that.”
“Bruce Prichard called me and said ‘Hey, I know you’re gone, but would you like to be a part of the creative team and be a part of the meetings and stuff?’ They were doing them all through Zoom and stuff like that anyway. And I said yeah, so I did that and I loved it. I know that a lot of people have talked a lot of crap about writers, it’s a thankless job. I think that there are a lot of smart, fun writers that I loved working with.”
While with WWE, Danielson had transitioned from being a full-time wrestler to the General Manager of SmackDown and before returning to wrestling full time.
The American Dragon recently made his in-ring return after suffering an injury at Double or Nothing. He made his return at AEW Fight for the Fallen where he was defeated by Daniel Garcia.
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