Bryan Danielson has missed several months of AEW action, but he could be back for an upcoming major show.
At the AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view in Toronto back in June, the main event was a first-time-ever dream match featuring AEW Bryan Danielson and NJPW’s Kazuchika Okada.
There wasn’t much of a story going into the match, but many wrestling fans today are aware that Bryan and Okada are in the discussion as two of the best wrestlers of this era over the last 20 years.
That Danielson-Okada match was won by Danielson by submission when he was pulling back on Okada’s arms and the former IWGP World Champion was forced to tap out.
Unfortunately, Danielson suffered a broken arm and wrestled the final ten minutes with the injury. Bryan recently discussed how the injury happened on the Nikki & Brie Show with his wife Brie (Bella) and sister-in-law Nikki.
“He did an elbow drop to me off the top rope. It ended up breaking my arm. I wrestled another ten minutes with a broken arm, which the doctor said made it worse. That said, I find a certain joy in doing things that are hard. Even though it probably caused me a little bit more damage, I got more value out of it that it happened versus if it had not happened.”
Due to the injury that required surgery, Bryan has missed the last two months of action, which included the massive AEW All In London pay-per-view at Wembley Stadium with over 80,000+ fans in attendance last Sunday night. Bryan also won’t be part of the AEW All Out pay-per-view on Sunday night.
Bryan Danielson May Be Ready For AEW’s WrestleDream PPV
The good news is that Danielson may be back in action in about one month.
In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer wrote about how Danielson might be ready for WrestleDream, but it could be a close call. WrestleDream is a new AEW PPV taking place on Sunday, October 1st.
“It will probably need a photo finish, but Bryan Danielson was told he could return in October, and being in Seattle, that would be the place if everything goes well and if he can cross the finish line by those dates.”
Bryan Danielson grew up in the state of Washington near Seattle, so it’s definitely a hometown crowd for him. Danielson is a part of the Blackpool Combat Club group with Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta.