Bryan Danielson has revealed what he feels the younger AEW roster can offer him that WWE’s current locker-room can’t.
Speaking with Gresh and Keefe on WEEI, Danielson pointed out that he has wrestled most of the WWE roster. Explaining how younger performers can help him view pro-wrestling from a different perspective, Danielson said:
“I never want to put down the WWE roster because those men and women are fantastic, but the thing is, I was there for 11 years and I’d wrestled most of them. Cesaro’s one of my good friends. I actually just visited him this last weekend, but I’ve wrestled Cesaro a decent amount of times.
“I look at the AEW roster, and I see, oh, man, there’s all these fantastic guys that I’ve never wrestled before. Part of me, as an older guy, I feel like younger wrestlers can learn from you.
“That’s one thing, but also from from an older wrestlers perspective, I think you can learn a lot from wrestling younger guys because they got into wrestling for a completely different reason than I did.
“You have to think, I’ve been wrestling now for 22 years. The world has changed dramatically in 22 years. 20-year-old Dante Martin, the reason why he likes wrestling is completely different than the reason why I liked wrestling at 14 in 1995. You learn about what what the younger audience is interested in. I’m just fascinated by it all.”
Danielson recently advanced to the finals of the AEW World Championship Eliminator tournament, defeating Eddie Kingston in the semi-finals on AEW Rampage. The second finalist will be decided on Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite.
Quote via WrestlingInc.