Bryan Danielson Admits “Smoke & Mirrors” In AEW All Out Match

Bryan Danielson

Bryan Danielson had some tricks up his sleeve to get through his AEW All Out match.

Bryan Danielson was back in an AEW ring sooner than many thought possible following the broken arm he suffered back in June. On that occasion, Danielson was wrestling Kazuchika Okada at Forbidden Door but managed to grit his teeth and get through a good portion of the match after already suffering the injury.

Reports had suggested Danielson could be back in an AEW ring in October but in a turbulent week for the company, fans were delighted to see The American Dragon make his return to TV on Collision. It was there he stunned Ricky Starks by signing a contract to face him at All Out in a Strap Match.

It has since emerged that Danielson was a last-minute replacement for CM Punk on the show after Punk was suspended and then subsequently fired for his altercation with Jack Perry at All In.

Bryan Danielson pulls back the curtain on All Out match

Bryan Danielson picked up the win over Ricky Starks in a brutal match and after the show at the media scrum, Danielson admitted there were tricks he was utilising to ensure he did not get re-injured:

“I’ve talked about this before. Magicians don’t necessarily reveal their secrets, but because we have the best fans in the world here at AEW and people are legitimately concerned for my safety, I will pull back the curtain a little bit on this.

“There was a lot of smoke and mirrors tonight and I was in no danger whatsoever, other than the regular danger that you could do getting a hip toss, but I didn’t even throw a strike with my right arm, and I don’t think anybody noticed.”

Bryan Danielson returned to ringside at the end of All Out to celebrate Jon Moxley winning the AEW International Championship with the rest of The Blackpool Combat Club before former champion Orange Cassidy received a rapturous ovation from the Chicago crowd in recognition of his incredible title reign.

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