AEW became a bit more nice and a bit more evil when ROH star Danhausen debuted for the company, now Tony Khan says he’s giving fans what they want.
Danhausen built a following for himself on the independent scene with his painted face and penchant for the entertainment aspect of sports entertainment. The star joined Ring Of Honor in 2019, forming an unlikely alliance with renaissance man PCO.
During the Lights Out match between Orange Cassidy and Adam Cole at Beach Break, Cole got more than he bargained for when he attempted to pull a chair out from under the ring and ended up bringing out Danhausen with it in what was his AEW debut.
While some onlookers have criticised Tony Khan’s decision to bring him to AEW, Khan himself explained on Busted Open Radio that he’s giving fans what they want:
“Danhausen is a lot of fun. Speaking of Orange Cassidy, Danhausen is going to be closely associated with Orange Cassidy perhaps, we’ll see.”
“Having seen them together in Wheeler Yuta’s corner and having seen Danhausen help Orange Cassidy in the great Lights Out match. I definitely think the fans enjoy Danhausen and I’m happy to give them what they want. I love listening to the fans.”
Wheeler Yuta took Brian Kendrick’s place in a match against Jon Moxley on Dynamite while watched on by both Orange Cassidy and Danhausen. Neither men could – or even tried to – prevent Moxley from dropping Yuta on his head with a Paradigm Shift for the win.