Bryan Danielson believes a future AEW bout with Nigel McGuiness is a real possibility.
The former WWE Champion returned to in-ring competition on the 3rd December edition of AEW Collision having missed several weeks with a broken orbital bone suffered during a bout with Andrade El Idolo in October.
The Aberdeen, Washington native has been open about his desire to retire from the ring in the not too distant future in order to spend more time with his young family, but it appears he still has his sights set on some high profile bouts before he bows out.
Injury forced Danielson to miss the record breaking AEW All In at London’s Wembley Stadium in August 2023, but ‘The American Dragon’ has no intention of missing out when AEW returns to the United Kingdom in 2024 with AEW President Tony Khan already confirming Danielson’s participation at the event.
With his involvement confirmed, rumours about a potential opponent for Danielson are already rife and during a discussion with the Daily Mail, the former WWE Tag Team Champion floated the name of former foe Nigel McGuiness as a possibility:
“Maybe one day I can get a rematch with Nigel McGuiness at Wembley.
I know Nigel was really big on it last year but I at the time I wasn’t sure if he could hang with me. Now, he has worked his ass off and got himself in great shape, since then my health has a little bit deteriorated, so now I see that as a real possibility.”
Bryan Danielson Explains Why Nigel McGuiness Would Make A Good Wembley Opponent.
Danielson noted that he is keen to battle Nigel McGuiness on a bigger stage having previously battled the Brit in highly rated bouts in Ring Of Honor over a decade ago:
“He and I had some incredible matches that comparatively few people saw right like when you’re talking about like the matches we had in 2006 through kind of 2009, the Internet wasn’t what it is today.
Our generation has such a nostalgia for Wembley and especially UK wrestlers, especially Nigel, has talked about the SummerSlam in 1992 and as an American I never even thought I’d see Britain, so I’ve just marvelled at this thing.”
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