Daniel Bryan did an interview with TVInsider.com and here are a few highlights…
Question: What do you make of the landscape of how wrestling has changed in the last year? Do you feel if the pandemic never happened we’d be seeing how it is today?
“I don’t ever focus on if something didn’t happen that already happened. But I think this is a natural reaction to what has gone on. What we do know is people who were paid regular contracts will not have them anymore. For WWE, I think there was an overreaction when AEW started. Even when Ring of Honor got real hot with Cody and the Young Bucks. WWE felt they needed to sign up all the talent. They realized, ‘our business is fine.’ AEW is catching up. They’ve done incredible for a company that has been around for less than three years. WWE is still making a billion dollars, so they don’t need to hoard all these talents.”
Danielson also commented on his future goals in AEW…
“If I can get a group together, I’m thinking of a younger talent or two, and that develops into stories within that. Look at Sammy Guevara and Chris Jericho. By Sammy joining the Inner Circle, he’d become a bigger star. He then stepped up to the plate and hit home runs. That’s how you build young stars. A guy that comes to mind for me is Daniel Garcia.
The one show my wife and I couldn’t stop watching was Game of Thrones. It just made you come back every week. Helping AEW, I want to help that need for viewers to come back every week. I think they’ve already created the best wrestling product in the United States than we’ve seen in years. Helping to get more fans watching and give the feeling like it’s must-see television every week. Those are my over-arching goals, not only for this year, but the three years I’m here.”
When wrestler Bryan Danielson surprised fans by entering All Elite Wrestling at , he could have easily rested on his past accomplishments. After all, he is one of the most decorated and respected names in the industry. Instead, the in-ring savant has amassed quite a list of challenging opponents right out of the gate.