Bryan Danielson’s injury at Forbidden Door put a halt to considerations of a major singles match at AEW All In.
The main event of Forbidden Door saw Bryan Danielson go head to head with Kazuchika Okada in a highly-anticipated dream match.
While Danielson was eventually able to make Okada tap out for the first time in years, he didn’t escape the match unscathed. With about ten minutes to go in the bout, Danielson suffered a fractured forearm when his arm was out of position during an elbow drop from Okada. His wife Brie Garcia later shared a photo of his X-ray on social media, saying the break was worse than they’d anticipated.
Unfortunately, the injury took Danielson out of Blood & Guts on July 19th and he’s also set to miss the company’s UK debut inside Wembley Stadium at All In on August 27th. According to a new report from Fightful Select, a bout between Danielson and former AEW World Champion Kenny Omega was considered for All In prior to the unfortunate arm injury, and the match was even briefly considered after the injury when there were hopes he could return in time.
However, other AEW sources told Fightful Select that other matches were planned for Omega, though there is no information on what those matches were. According to Fightful, sources were firm on the fact that Danielson was considered but not planned outright.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Kenny Omega is rumored to team with Adam Page and Kota Ibushi at All In to take on the team of Konosuke Takeshita, Jay White, and Juice Robinson.
Bryan Danielson Isn’t The Only Injured Star Missing AEW All In
Along with Danielson, British stars Jamie Hayter and PAC are also set to miss All In due to injury. Hayter hasn’t wrestled since losing the AEW Women’s Championship to Toni Storm at Double or Nothing, and a previous Fightful Select report revealed that barring a medical miracle, the star will not be cleared in time to compete at Wembley Stadium. While the company had tentative plans for her at the blockbuster event, her injury is reportedly worse than anticipated. In fact, according to the report, she’s not expected to return to in-ring action by the end of 2023.
Tony Khan announced on the August 4th episode of Rampage that the recently-returned PAC is also dealing with an injury and will not be able to compete for “quite a while.”