Bryan Danielson wants to wrestle in Japan as much as possible before his career comes to an end.
Danielson has been wrestling almost nonstop since 1999, aside from a two-year period he was considered retired due to an accumulation of injuries. But ever since he came back to wrestling in 2018 he has been trying to make up for lost time and do whatever he can before his body gives up on him for good.
One of the things he wants to do at least one more time is wrestle in Japan. Speaking on an episode of The Nikki & Brie Show, Bryan Danielson is trying to push AEW officials to let him go there and that right now the only thing that’s holding him back is scheduling.
“Wrestling in Japan is one of my favorite places in the world to wrestle, if not the favorite, loved, I’ve loved wrestling in Japan. I would love to wrestle there more. It’s just a matter of schedule.”
Bryan Danielson has a long history with Japanese wrestling
Danielson has wrestled both in Japan and against Japanese wrestlers stateside on many occasions over the decades. He mentioned once in the past that his in-ring style is inspired by, among others, AJPW legends Mitsuharu Misawa and Toshiaki Kawada.
He once wrestled KENTA in ROH and then they had a rematch in NOAH three months later. And he wrestled on several NJPW tours throughout the early 2000s and even won the IWJP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships with Curry Man on one occasion.