During his long and storied career Daniel Bryan has shared the ring with some of the greatest talents to ever step inside the ropes.
From his days in Ring Of Honor to his career in WWE, Bryan has has been putting on match of the year candidates all over the world for more than two decades.
However, as the former multiple time world champion begins to look to the future and winding down his full time in-ring career, he has a long list of wrestlers he’d love to face before he rides off into the sunset.
In conversation with Bleacher Report, Bryan revealed that he would love to face WWE’s Gran Metalik calling him a dream opponent, before turning his attention a little further afield, more specifically to NXT and AEW.
Looking across to AEW, Bryan listed three wrestlers who interested him.
“When you look at the AEWs or whatever it is, somebody like Jungle Boy or MJF or Darby Allin,” he said. “Those guys are really interesting to me.
The American Dragon then shifted his focus back to WWE and more specifically, NXT, commenting that there are “so many guys” that he would like to get in the ring with.
When you look at NXT, he’s not young, but I’ve always wanted to wrestle Kushida. That guy’s great. Kyle O’Reilly and I, I don’t know if we’ve ever wrestled. I’ve always wanted to do a singles match with him because he’s gotten so, so good. Finn Balor and I have wrestled on the independents once or twice, and I’d love to do a match with him in WWE. There are just so many guys.”
Meanwhile, back in the present, Daniel Bryan finds himself coming off the back of a show stealing outing with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns at WWE Fastlane.
After tasting defeat at the hands of Reigns via chair shots from Edge and interference from Jey Uso it has been reported that Bryan will be added to the WrestleMania clash between Reigns and the Rated R Superstar.
Daniel Bryan of course has history as a late addition to WrestleMania matches, famously winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 30, defeating Randy Orton and Batista in the main event.