Bryan Danielson has confirmed the length of his current AEW contract, revealing whether or not he plans to re-sign when his deal expires.
Following Danielson debuting for AEW at All Out in September, the former WWE Champion stated that he’s treating the next few years as the ‘climax of his career‘.
Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour, Danielson confirmed that he’s with AEW for three years, and that his deal allows him to wrestle elsewhere, stating:
(On if his contract allows him to wrestle for NJPW) Obviously, I have to clear it through AEW at first, they have to be my priority. Even going to Japan right now is hard with COVID and that stuff. I’m able to do that. To be fair, WWE was going to let me do that as well. With the contract they offered me and when I was talking to them, it was one of my big things of, I want to be able to go and wrestle these guys all over the world and they were going to allow me to do that.”
When asked if his current agreement will be his last contract in wrestling, Danielson indicated that it’s too early to predict, noting:
“I don’t know, I think so. When I think about it in my head, right now, I feel invincible. My body feels the best it’s ever felt since I was in my 20s. When I signed this deal, (Brie Bella) and I were thinking it would be my last contract. What I’m kind of hoping is that I’m having so much fun and feeling so good, that by the end of the three years that I’ve worked so and had so many intense matches that my body doesn’t feel great. Like, repairable, if I stopped wrestling for six months I’ll feel as good as new, but I’ll feel like, ‘Okay, now I’m kind of done being a full time wrestler.’ The hard part would be thinking, ‘Man, I still feel good,’ and I want to be a full-time wrestler, but because of age or wanting to be there for my kids, stepping away from being a full-time wrestler then would be a lot more difficult.”
Danielson is currently undefeated in AEW singles competition. He will be in action at Full Gear this Saturday, set to take on Miro in the World Championship Eliminator Tournament finals.
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