“I Never Left Wrestling” – Daniel Bryan Shares Three Major Reasons He Joined AEW

Published 09/11/2021, 8:15 AM EDT
Bryan Danielson at AEW | Courtesy: Getty Images


Bryan Danielson, fka Daniel Bryan, made his surprise debut at AEW All Out in Chicago. He walked out to a huge pop after the main event between Kenny Omega and Christian Cage for the AEW Championship. After the show went off the air, Daniel Bryan took the microphone and addressed the awe-struck Chicago crowd.

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However, Bryan addressed three reasons explaining why he joined Tony Khan’s AEW after getting ‘banished’ from WWE SmackDown.

Daniel Bryan explains why he joined AEW

The American Dragon listed three main reasons he joined the thriving AEW. First, Bryan felt he needed to come to AEW because of the talent on its roster, the passionate fans, and his love for professional wrestling.

“One, the incredible talent that’s here in AEW. One of the reasons that makes it so appealing to come to AEW is because of the work these men [pointing to Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy] the last two years. It’s because of the people who have been here since day one, from the people who came here early and believed in AEW. “

In his second reason, Bryan said he was attracted to AEW because of the die-hard fanbase of AEW and the way these fans are carrying the momentum for the company.

“The second reason I came here is because godd*mn you guys are the best fans in the world. So I’ve been hidden in a trailer in the back and I’ve been watching the show and you guys have been great for every single match and as a performer, you have no idea how much that means to us.”

Danielson is in AEW to ‘wrestle’

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Bryan confessed in his third reason that he never left wrestling. This was obviously a reference to CM Punk, who claimed he left wrestling the day he joined WWE. However, Bryan claimed he loved working for WWE.

“Which brings me to the third reason I’m here. I am a wrestler. I never left wrestling, I took wrestling wherever I went, I said wrestling when I wasn’t supposed to say wrestling and now I am here to godd*mn wrestle!”

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Seeing Daniel Bryan back inside a squared circle is a special feeling for pro-wrestling fans and it is a good time to be a fan of wrestling.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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