Bryan Danielson has addressed rumors about a potential match against Nigel McGuinness, who has been teasing an in-ring return.
With AEW selling over 65,000 tickets for All In at London’s Wembley Stadium, McGuinness hinted that he will step back into the ring if the show sells out.
During an interview with DigitalSpy, McGuinness named Danielson as a dream opponent.
In the Double or Nothing 2023 media scrum, Danielson shared a harsh warning for McGuinness, arguing that McGuinness doesn’t have the ability to match him physically anymore:
“I think Nigel probably needs to shut his mouth a little bit. At this point in his life, I don’t think he can handle the same intensity that he could in 2006.
“When you watch him on commentary…I think the world of Nigel. I think the world of him as a wrestler and as a commentator, but he no longer has the physical ability to matchup with me.
“He did at one point, but here I am, I’m 42 years old, and I train so hard to stay like this. He stopped training.
“Do you think you can catch back up in three months? No, you can’t. I look at his neck and I think that I’d break it.”
McGuinness hasn’t wrestled since December 2011. He faced Danielson on many occasions in ROH, including in Danielson’s final match for the promotion at ROH Glory By Honor VIII: The Final Countdown in 2009.
Full results from AEW Double Or Nothing 2023 were as follows:
HOOK, Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy def. Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn & Ethan Page
International Championship Blackjack Battle Royal – Orange Cassidy (c) def. 20 others, last eliminating Swerve Strickland
Unsanctioned Match – Adam Cole def. Chris Jericho
AEW World Tag Team Championship (Special Guest Referee Mark Briscoe) – FTR (c) def. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett
TNT Championship Ladder Match – Wardlow (c) def. Christian Cage
AEW Women’s World Championship – Toni Storm def. Jamie Hayter (c)
AEW World Trios Championship Open House Rules Match – Brody King, Buddy Matthews & Malakai Black (c) def. The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn
TBS Championship – Jade Cargill (c) def. Taya Valkyrie
TBS Championship – Kris Statlander def. Jade Cargill (c)
AEW World Championship – MJF (c) def. Darby Allin, Jack Perry, Sammy Guevara
Anarchy in the Arena – Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta def. Adam Page, Kenny Omega & Young Bucks thanks to interference from Konosuke Takeshita w/Don Callis
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