Don’t expect to see Bryan Danielson competing in an AEW ring anytime soon.
The American Dragon is currently out injured with a broken arm following a victory over Kazuchika Okada at the Forbidden Door pay-per-view. Upon closer examination, the injury was, unfortunately, worse than first suspected. A window of recovery and an expected return date has been reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Danielson received surgery on the arm on July 3rd and was told that he would need 3 months of recovery before stepping back into the ring. While Danielson could beat that by a week or two, it is a certainty that he will miss the All In pay-per-view on August 27th and the All Out pay-per-view on September 3rd.
The show that remains uncertain for The Blackpool Combat Club member is AEW Grand Slam, which will take place on September 20th at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. With the expected return date for Danielson being the beginning of October, an appearance on the biggest episode of Dynamite looks unlikely but not impossible.
When asked about a return date for Danielson, AEW President Tony Khan stated that he is very confident that a return will happen in the near future.
When Did Bryan Danielson Join AEW?
Danielson was one of many surprise appearances to take place at the All Out pay-per-view in 2021. The American Dragon would have his debut match for the company against Kenny Omega at the first Grand Slam show, going to a 30-minute draw against the former World Champion.
Danielson is currently a part of The Blackpool Combat Club faction, which also features Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta. The injury sustained at Forbidden Door meant that Danielson would miss the Blood & Guts match for a second straight year, with PAC being used as a replacement in the violent cage match.