Tony Khan On Bryan Danielson Possibly Wrestling In NJPW G1

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Tony Khan isn’t ruling out the idea of Bryan Danielson competing in NJPW’s G1 Climax tournament.

The G1 Climax has been considered the premiere singles wrestling tournament for several years now. The month-long tournament marks the one time per year that stables and alliances are put aside in favor of personal glory.

The G1 has been host to some of the best matches in modern times and has served as the launching pad for many wrestlers, including Kenny Omega, Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, and many others.

However, the tournament has largely been a cloistered affair with very few outsiders participating in recent years. AEW’s Tony Khan is looking to change that, especially as it concerns Bryan Danielson, who has long been a fan of New Japan’s style and wanted to wrestle there for many years.

Speaking on an edition of the In The Kliq Podcast, Tony Khan is willing to let Bryan Danielson compete in the G1. However, this may prove to be challenging if Danielson emerges from AEW Revolution as AEW World Champion.

Should Bryan beat MJF in their upcoming 60-minute Ironman match and become World Champion, Bryan will have a hard time juggling the G1 with the time commitment that comes with carrying AEW’s most valuable prize.

“To be honest, I think it would be great in many ways, but Bryan Danielson, it’s quite possible, could be AEW World Champion. Either way, I mean, I think it’d be hard for him to disappear from the show, especially as the AEW World Champion. I’m not sure he’ll be able to get away from the show that much. We’ll have to see what happens here coming out of Revolution with MJF vs. Bryan Danielson for the AEW World Championship in the 60-Minute Iron Man Match in San Francisco on March 5.”

The G1 usually takes place between mid-July and mid-August, with tournament brackets normally announced at NJPW’s annual June PPV, Dominion.

h/t Fightful for the transcription