Bryan Danielson missed out on All In at Wembley Stadium but the AEW star knows he was a wanted man on that night by an old rival.
Bryan Danielson suffered a broken arm at AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door against Kazuchika Okada causing him to miss All In two months later. However, Danielson was back in action a week after the Wembley show at All Out, taking CM Punk’s place in a match against Ricky Starks. CM Punk was fired by AEW following his part in a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at All In.
However, one man who might have been disappointed more than most that Danielson was taken out of All In was Collision commentator Nigel McGuinness. McGuinness made no secret about his desire to wrestle Danielson one more time after their days in Ring of Honor but McGuinness himself has not competed since retiring from the ring in 2011.
Bryan Danielson Open To Nigel McGuinness Match In AEW
Speaking with MailOnline, Bryan Danielson explained why he was originally hesitant to face McGuinness but as time has worn on and the two men are in different shape since the first All In, things may have changed:
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 a** 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.
The second AEW All In show will take place in Wembley Stadium on August 25th and it would be a fitting place for Danielson to once again face the man who he faced in his last Ring of Honor match in 2009 before joining WWE.