A new report has suggested that Daniel Bryan is expected to make his AEW debut at All Out on September 5th.
It was first reported on on July 21st that Daniel Bryan had signed with AEW, although there has been no official confirmation by either side. The report from Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net detailed that Bryan wanted an easier schedule, the ability to work in Japan and creative input over his character.
At the time it was expected that Bryan would make his debut with the company at their first ever stadium show at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on September 22nd.
However, it has since been reported that Bryan could be in-line for a surprise appearance at All Out.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Melzter confirmed that Bryan is set to appear at the event.
“Obviously Danielson’s debut is not confirmed in the sense by the promotion, but we’ve been told by multiple sources it was scheduled for the show, and Bodyslam.net had been the first to report it publicly. If it doesn’t happen, it would be a change in plans.”
In recent weeks, speculation around Bryan has continued to gather pace, in part thanks to AEW’s most recent signee, CM Punk. Making his debut on Dynamite, Punk teased Bryan’s arrival after fans delivered the now famous ‘Yes!’ chant to the Chicago native’s promo.
Following the show, Punk continued to add to the rumours by posting a photo on social media of himself and Bryan in Ring of Honor.
Speaking in a recent interview, Punk further fanned the flames of speculation. In conversation with The New York Post, Punk said that it was always fun to wrestle Bryan and he would like to do it again soon.
The ‘Voice of the Voiceless’ made his own return to pro wrestling on August 20th where he delivered a passionate promo thanking fans and addressing his decision to come back. Not that Punk was just happy to be there. As the segment came to an end, Punk called out Darby Allin challenging him to a match at All Out.
The match at All Out will be CM Punk’s first competitive outing since the 2014 Royal Rumble.