After it was reported that Daniel Bryan was likely joining AEW, it was then revealed the plan was for him to debut at the September 22 AEW Grand Slam show at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.
Since then however, plans have changed, and it is now being widely reported that Bryan, who will likely be going by his real name Bryan Danielson, will be debuting this weekend at AEW All Out.
While further confirmation may not have been needed, Dave Meltzer has backed up these reports in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, writing “several sources” have told him the plan is for Bryan to make an appearance at All Out.
“Obviously Danielson’s debut is not confirmed in the sense by the promotion, but we’ve been told by multiple sources it was scheduled for the show [All Out], and Bodyslam.net had been the first to report it publicly. If it doesn’t happen, it would be a change in plans.”
The haven’t been any reports regarding plans for Bryan once he debuts, but when he does inevitably debut, it will be arguably the biggest name to jump straight from WWE to AEW since the latter was formed at the start of 2019.