AEW’s Bryan Danielson has admitted that, now he’s working more hard-hitting matches than he was in WWE, he may need to wrestle less often.
Due to his injury history and the fact the WWE style of match is generally ‘safer’ anyway, Bryan Danielson wasn’t necessarily going full pedal-to-the-metal, but in the past few weeks we’ve been reminded what he’s capable of without those restrictions.
One of the things he spoke highly of when he first joined AEW was that he would have the freedom to go harder, but he’s now admitted that he may have to adjust the frequency of his matches to make up for that.
Speaking with BostonWEEI, he said:
“I’m a little more judicious, but, realistically, the big thing that has changed, and this was a choice when I re-signed my last WWE contract and when I came to AEW, and one of the benefits of AEW, is that I need to be doing less matches because I like to go hard. If you tell me, ‘Go a little bit lighter today’, it’s easy to say but in practice it doesn’t work like that.
“I don’t care if there are 20,000 people like at Arthur Ashe Stadium or if there are 85 people, and I’ve wrestled in front of less than a 100 people many times, the people still pay their money to see the show and you want to give them a great show. It’s hard for people like me to pull back.
“Really, it’s about doing a less number of matches per year and focusing on the quality of those matches and making sure I give the live crowd something they are happy they paid their money to see.”
Danielson’s next match will be against Eddie Kingston on this coming Friday’s episode of AEW Rampage.
He’s undefeated in singles matches in AEW since debuting, with a time-limit draw against Kenny Omega, and wins against Nick Jackson, Minoru Suzuki, Bobby Fish, Dustin Rhodes and Aaron Solo.
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