Bryan Danielson opened up about telling Tony Khan he never wants to main event another AEW pay-per-view.
At Forbidden Door, Bryan Danielson took on Kazuchika Okada in a highly-anticipated dream match in the main event of the show. Despite breaking his arm mid-match, Danielson was eventually able to make Okada tap out for the first time in years.
Now, he’s scheduled to take on another top NJPW star when he faces Zack Sabre Jr. at WrestleDream on October 1st. Speaking to Mike Johnson of PWInsider ahead of the pay-per-view, Bryan Danielson admitted he hopes that he and Sabre aren’t in the main event of the show.
“Well, so I’m hoping we’re not at the end of the pay-per-view. So that’s my hope. I have joked but only half joking with Tony Khan. I was like, “I never wanted a main event, another AEW pay-per-view ever again.” Right? And this is a positive for AEW.”
Bryan Danielson Trying To Convince Tony Khan To Put Someone Else In The WrestleDream Main Event
Continuing, Danielson explained that it’s a lot of pressure to be in the main event when AEW pay-per-views consistently have so many quality matches.
“The AEW pay-per-views are outstanding, right? And it is hard for me as a 42-year-old still trying to do this professional wrestling thing to match, say for example, the physicality of something like the Kenny Omega-Will Ospreay match before. So when I wrestled Okada, we had to follow that match and it’s in Canada with Kenny Omega and it’s like oh my gosh. And at the end of a very long show, that’s a tough ask.
“And so I was very grateful that me and Ricky Starks were in the middle of all out for our Strap Match. And that’s why I was so awed by Jon Moxley and Orange Cassidy from All Out is because being the last match on an AEW pay-per-view is tough. It’s a tough, tough thing, and they did a fantastic job. So yeah. I’ve been trying to convince Tony this whole time that me and Zack should not be in the main event.”