An AEW star has seemingly hit back at speculation suggesting Bryan Danielson has fined them.
Following the December 6th episode of AEW Dynamite, Mike Santana posted “6 Weeks” on social media, which appeared to be in reference to how long it’s been since he had a match for the promotion.
Santana hasn’t wrestled in AEW since beating Ortiz on the October 27th episode of Rampage — the match was taped two days earlier.
The star later deleted the tweet, sparking speculation he’d been fined by Bryan Danielson. The American Dragon’s influence with AEW has grown greatly in 2023 and the veteran is said to be heavily involved in backstage discipline, which includes handing out fines when required.
However, Santana appeared to fire back, writing: “Fined me? Yea. Ok.” with a series of crying laughing emojis. In another post, he wrote: “Thanks for the entertainment while I soak up my beautiful island.😂😎” alongside a photo of himself on the beach.
Thanks for the entertainment while I soak up my beautiful island.
— Mike SANTANA🇵🇷 (@Santana_Proud) December 7, 2023
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Bryan Danielson later confirmed that he was on the panel, although he denied he was in charge.