Tony Khan has given an update on Bryan Danielson’s recovery from injury.
Bryan Danielson suffered a broken orbital bone in a freak accident during his match with Andrade El Idolo on the October 21st edition of AEW Collision. Incredibly, he wrestled just four days later in team action on Dynamite, however, he’s been out of action since.
In recent days, Danielson was back in the news after it was announced he’d been pulled from WrestleCade due to “unforeseen circumstances.” The announcement was somewhat controversial as it came days after the American Dragon appeared on Collision.
Speaking on the AEW Full Gear media call, Tony Khan said he didn’t know the details behind his removal from WrestleCade, but noted that he’s still unable to fly due to his injury. Bodyslam.net had previously stated that this is why he was pulled from WrestleCade.
“I don’t want to speak for him on that, but I know Bryan always puts the wrestling as a priority,” he began. “There’s also the issue of we’re waiting for Bryan to get final clearance to fly. He was able to come to Collision in Oakland this past weekend because it was a drive that he was able to make.
But he’s not able to fly; he can ride in a car. So, Pittsburgh is a long way from where he lives, and also WrestleCade, I believe, was a long way from where he lives. So there’s a couple of things still at play there. But I would let him speak to that. But I’m not too familiar with that event. So, I can’t say.”
Bryan Danielson Makes Huge Wrestle Kingdom Challenge
Despite the injury, Bryan Danielson recently laid down a challenge to Kazuchika Okada. In a video shared by NJPW on social media, Danielson said he wants revenge for Okada breaking his arm at Forbidden Door, challenging the star to a huge rematch at Wrestle Kingdom in the Tokyo Dome on January 4th.
The American Dragon hasn’t wrestled in the Tokyo Dome since 2004.
H/t to Haus Of Wrestling