Nigel McGuinness: “If It Weren’t For Bryan Danielson, I Would Probably Be Wrestling Again”

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Nigel McGuinness revealed that Bryan Danielson’s injury put a stop to his potential in-ring return at AEW All In.

Back in April, Nigel McGuinness made as shock appearance at ROH Supercard of Honor, returning to his Ring of Honor roots and serving as color commentator for the show. Soon after, it was announced that he was officially All Elite.

McGuinness soon aided Tony Khan in announcing that the company would be making its UK debut on August 27th inside Wembley Stadium when the company presents AEW All In. The blockbuster event has been a massive success, beating the previous all-time wrestling attendance record set by WWE at WrestleMania 32.

With reports that McGuinness could be returning to in-ring action, fans began to speculate whether he might make a wrestling comeback in front of the largest wrestling crowd in history. According to the man himself, that was very much a possibility, but his potential comeback was thwarted when Bryan Danielson suffered a broken arm in a match against Kazuchika Okada at Forbidden Door.

Nigel McGuinness Poked Fun At Bryan Danielson’s Injury

McGuinness and Danielson share a long history, dating back to their early days in Ring of Honor. Speaking to Kenny McIntosh of Inside the Ropes, McGuinness revealed that Danielson’s injury put a stop to any plans to come out of retirement inside Wembley Stadium as he doesn’t want to return to the ring unless the moment is right.

“Well truth of the matter is were it not for Clam Digger Bryan Danielson or Clam Digger Brittle Danielson as some people are calling him these days, I probably would be wrestling again. But as you know, he hurt his arm, so that’s not going to happen. I’m not just somebody who wants to just come out of retirement for any specific reason, it has to be the right person and the right match and it seemed like it would be it.

“How ironic that Bryan said that he would break my neck if he ever got the chance to wrestle me and then what happens? He breaks his arm! Karma, I think is a bitch. And on an elbow drop as well. It’s like bending over to pick up your groceries and oops, broke me arm. On top of that, if that is not pathetic enough, 206 bones in the human body, 205 of his are perfectly ok.”

h/t Inside the Ropes