“I’m Not Doing It Myself” – Daniel Bryan Reveals Why He’s Not Using His WWE Yes Chants in AEW

Published 09/23/2021, 1:20 AM EDT


The infamous ‘Yes!’ chant is one of the most recognized wrestler chants there is. Started by Daniel Bryan at WWE, now Bryan Danielson, has quickly become a widespread phenomenon.

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The chant has become synonymous with Bryan. However, we haven’t seen the ‘Leader of the Yes Movement’ ever do it in All Elite Wrestling. Speaking with Brandon F. Walker on “Rasslin’“, Danielson gave the backstory of why he doesn’t join in with the fans on the Yes! chant.

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“I have done it because it’s an easy way to get a response and to get fans to show the ability of how excited they are about the potential matchup — I’m not doing it myself because I respect WWE’s intellectual property. I don’t think anything legally, they haven’t threatened anything legally, I had a great conversation with Kevin Dunn before I debuted with AEW.”

“I was very up front with WWE of, ‘I want to let you guys know I’m leaving. This is my debut date.’ They asked me, politely, to respect their intellectual property. Even some things that couldn’t be legally enforced. I’m trying my best to do that. There are also certain expectations fans have of me that they want to be able to do. I’m happy they still get to do that. I’m going to do my best to avoid swinging my arms in the air.”

This shows Bryan Danielson’s professionalism and work ethic. Even though WWE cannot do anything legally about the chants, Bryan kept his end of the bargain. This is exactly the type of behavior that the fans fell in love with.

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Bryan Danielson is another great asset to All Elite Wrestling

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AEW has been on a roll with their new signings such as Adam Cole, Bryan Danielson, and CM Punk, to name a few. Also, another notable aspect is how AEW is using each new wrestler and the old ones. Every wrestler is getting equal importance, something WWE lacks at times.

WWE’s women’s Tag Team division was once a prestigious title, but now it hardly ever features in their card. Wrestlers like Karrion Kross give the fans hope WWE might turn a new leaf and give more importance to others.

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But is it a short-term thing? Comment down below and let us know!

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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