There is no doubt that Bryan Danielson is one of the most established names in the world of professional wrestling right now. He has been at the very top of his game for several years now, but time has finally caught up to him. Now it appears Danielson indicated that he doubts his in-ring career will be over for good.
The American Dragon returned last week on AEW Collision and would go on to defeat Ricky Starks at AEW All Out. On this week’s Collision, Danielson stated that time is running out on his in-ring career, which concerned fans. Reports stated that Danielson will remain special attraction even after his full-time career ends.
While speaking with Sports Illustrated, The American Dragon talked about his future in pro wrestling and made it clear that he doubts his in-ring career will be over for good.
“I don’t think I’ll ever reach a point where I declare I’m absolutely done. I want the ability to show up when I want to show up. Terry Funk is someone I always admired. He retired a million times, but he loved it so much he couldn’t help but keep doing it. And he did it when he wanted. For me, it might be a couple times a year, or it might be years between matches.”
“In my mind, it’s around August of next year. My daughter will say, ‘Daddy, are you going to be done wrestling when I turn seven?’ And I’ll respond, ‘Well, not exactly when you turn seven, but I’ll be on the home stretch.’
“I always thought I’d wrestle until the day I die,” said Danielson. “But it’s not going to be this regular, weekly wrestling. I don’t even know if it’s going to be wrestling at big shows. I’ve always wanted to wrestle for DEFY in Seattle. How easy would it be for me to call the promoter and pop in some weekend? They wouldn’t even need to promote me. I could come in, surprise people, and do my thing.”
Bryan Danielson is set to square off against Zack Sabre Jr. at WrestleDream on October 1st. We will have to wait and see how Danielson will continue to be booked until he ends his full-time in-ring career.
What do you think of this Bryan Danielson story? Will you miss seeing him wrestle every week? Let us know in the comments!
September 13, 2023 11:30 am