Bryan Danielson – “You Step Up When You Need To Step Up”

Bryan Danielson

As well as himself, Bryan Danielson has also singled out another wrestler who will step up whenever Tony Khan calls.

It was a shock this past weekend at All Out when ‘The American Dragon’ Bryan Danielson made his return from injury to take on Ricky Starks in a Strap Match. The contest was set up the night before on Collision, when Danielson saved Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat from an attack by Starks.

This was Danielson’s first match since he picked up the injury facing ‘The Rainmaker’ Kazuchika Okada at Forbidden Door 2. It is considered by many that he was drafted in at the last minute due to the firing of CM Punk.

In a discussion on the press conference after All Out, Bryan Danielson the philosophy of both himself and The Blackpool Combat Club when it comes to stepping up.

One of the ethics that I believe in is you step up when you need to step up. It’s interesting when you’re crossing between real life and story, but we as the BCC [Blackpool Combat Club], as a collective, who are real friends, we take stepping up seriously, whether that is in story or real life. Nobody is a better example of that than Jon Moxley, who has stepped up every time we’ve needed him to.

“Nothing We Won’t Do” For Tony Khan

Continuing on, Danielson singled out Jon Moxley for special praise, and expressed how far they would go if asked by AEW head honcho Tony Khan.

I just see it as a way of life for us. ‘If you need us, if something needs to happen,Tony [Tony Khan], I can do this.’ Mox will say, ‘I can do this.’ There is nothing that Tony needs that we won’t do for him. That goes with creative, with doing the match [at All Out], anything like that.

Bryan Danielson had also previously admitted that there was a lot of smoke and mirrors in his All Out contest with it being so close after a serious injury.

With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.