Bryan Danielson has made no secret of his desire to compete in New Japan-Pro Wrestling again before he retires.
In fact, after Danielson left WWE in 2021 it was reported that part of WWE’s attempts to keep him, involved creating a working relationship with NJPW. The man himself revealed that he had even told WWE he wanted to work with NJPW, although conceded that talks clearly didn’t go very far.
Since joining AEW, Danielson has continued to discuss working in NJPW, potentially wrestling in the G1 Climax Tournament.
During an appearance on the In The Kilq podcast, Danielson’s boss in AEW Tony Khan has now addressed the speculation. Khan admitted that it would be great for Danielson to have the chance to wrestle in Japan, but this came with the caveat that logistically it would be very difficult.
“To be honest. I think it would be great in many ways, but Bryan Danielson, it’s quite possible, could be AEW World Champion. Either way, I mean, I think it’d be hard for him to disappear from the show, especially as the AEW World Champion. I’m not sure he’ll be able to get away from the show that much. We’ll have to see what happens here coming out of Revolution with MJF vs. Bryan Danielson for the AEW World Championship in the 60-Minute Iron Man Match in San Francisco on March 5,”
Bryan Danielson Heading For Huge Match At AEW Revolution
In recent weeks the American Dragon has been on a quest to earn an AEW World Championship shot. After being set a number of matches by champion MJF, Danielson finally booked his ticket for Revolution with a win over Rush.
At Revolution MJF will defend his AEW World Title against Danielson in a 60-minute Ironman Match.
H/t to Fightful