Tony Khan Praised For Signing Former WWE Star

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Tony Khan has been lauded for one of his signings.

Bryan Danielson made his surprise AEW debut at the end of All Out in 2021. Since then, Danielson has continued to cement his legacy as one of the best in-ring performers of the modern era, not just in the world today.

Meanwhile, the American Dragon has been steadily gaining influence backstage, and he’s heavily involved in the running of Collision.

As Danielson continues to wind down his full-time career, his impact on AEW and wrestling in general has come into sharper focus. Speaking on an episode of his What Happened When podcast, Tony Schiavone said Danielson was one of Tony Khan’s best-ever hires.

“Bryan Danielson was one of Tony Khan’s best hires, as far as the talent is concerned, for a number of reasons. Number one because his performance, and number two because he just has great ideas. He is a great leader, and he also knows talent, and he can pick out guys that he thinks are great. He can pick out talent, he can pick guys that he thinks, ‘Hey, we need to use them a lot more.’ He’s so valuable to this company for everything.”

Tony Khan Hints At More AEW Surprises

Meanwhile, AEW is preparing to celebrate its fifth anniversary with Double or Nothing on May 26th. The event was the first to be run under the AEW banner back in 2019 and was headlined by a singles match between Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega.

Speaking ahead of Double or Nothing, Tony Khan said he’s got a “lot of really cool things planned” to celebrate the special anniversary.

H/t to Fightful