A top star in AEW has shown an interest in doing more for the company outside the ring.
Bryan Danielson has been one of the greatest wrestlers of the last 20+ plus years and that has extended into his two-plus year run in AEW.
It is well known at this point that Bryan Danielson is looking at 2024 as his final year as a full-time pro wrestler meaning he’s going to cut back on his in-ring career significantly.
In addition to his role as the top wrestler in AEW, Bryan Danielson is also part of a disciplinary committee in the company. Bryan has also confirmed reports that he was involved in the group of people in the company that decided to fire CM Punk following his backstage fight at the All In PPV that put AEW’s Owner/CEO Tony Khan in fear for his life.
While speaking to the Daily Mail recently, Danielson spoke about having additional backstage roles in AEW.
“It’s not something I get paid for. I’m just like the other wrestlers in the sense that I don’t have a contract outside of being a wrestler contract.”
“But I was honored to take on more when they asked me to take on more roles backstage. That sort of thing that’s something that I’m kind of looking at, going forward as far as like, what other things could I do besides being in the ring that could help? So yeah, so it’s been good.”
Bryan Danielson Is Set For Huge Match In AEW Continental Classic
Going into the December 23rd episode of Collision, each wrestler in the Blue League has one match left in the tournament. A win in the tournament earns 3 points, a draw gets 1 point and a loss is 0 points. The updated standings look like this.
Bryan Danielson 3-1-0 = 9 points
Andrade El Idolo 3-1-0 = 9 points
Brody King 2-2-0 = 6 points
Claudio Castagnoli 2-2-0 = 6 points
Eddie Kingston 2-2-0 = 6 points
Daniel Garcia 0-4-0 = 0 points
In the Blue League, these matches will take place on the December 23rd episode of Collision: Andrade El Idolo vs. Eddie Kingston, Claudio Castagnoli vs. Bryan Danielson and Brody King vs. Daniel Garcia.
As for the Gold League, there will be a triple threat match with John Moxley, Swerve Strickland and Jay White on the December 27th episode of AEW Dynamite. That episode of Dynamite will also have the Blue League Finals.
The winner of those Dynamite matches will move on to the Continental Classic Finals at AEW Worlds End on December 30th.