Blackpool Combat Club Should “Never Break Up” Says Bryan Danielson

AEW Blackpool Combat Club Bryan Danielson Wheeler Yuta Claudio Castagnoli Jon Moxley

If it’s up to Bryan Danielson, the Blackpool Combat Club group in AEW will never break up.

The last time “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson wrestled on television was in the main event of the AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view when he defeated Kazuchika Okada in a dream match.

In that match at Forbidden Door, Bryan Danielson suffered a broken arm, yet he still wrestled for about ten minutes during the match.

While Danielson has been out injured, his friends in the Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta) competed in a Blood & Guts Match that they lost mainly because their tag team partners Pac & Konosuke Takeshita walked out on the team.

The Blackpool Combat Club was formed by former AEW talent William Regal in March 2022. The initial members were Danielson, Moxley & Castagnoli while Yuta would join soon after. Even though Regal (who is the Blackpool part of the group since he’s from Blackpool, England) left AEW at the end of 2022 to go back to WWE, the BCC name remains with the four wrestlers.

Bryan Danielson Says The BCC’s Connection Feels Real

During an interview with Sports Illustrated, Bryan Danielson revealed that the group feels real and that Regal is still part of the group chat even though he’s not in AEW.

“Our connection as a group feels real. That’s because it is. The story is we train together and we make each other better. The reality is that wrestling together, we do make each other better.”

“Even when Regal left, we didn’t break. And he’s still on our BCC group chat.”

As for the longevity of the group, Danielson doesn’t want them to ever break up.

“I love this group. This should be a group that never breaks up. Mox and I have wrestled since the BCC started, we wrestled in the championship tournament [last fall]. That didn’t cause any disturbances in the BCC.”

“That’s the story of the BCC. When the BCC loses, we’ll shake hands and go back to training the next day.”

Bryan had surgery on his arm last month and it’s expected that he’ll miss at least three months of action, which will put him out of major shows like All In and All Out.