Update On Bryan Danielson’s Health And Role In AEW

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Many people still consider Bryan Danielson to be the best in-ring wrestler active today, yet he hasn’t been seen in the ring that much as of late and fans are starting to wonder why.

Bryan wrestled in one of the biggest and most physically taxing matches of his life back in March at Revolution when he took on MJF in a 60-minute Ironman match. And not only did he lose that match, but on the first episode of AEW Dynamite following that event, Bryan teased “disappearing” and cut a promo questioning his future. This in turn led some people to wonder what his future in wrestling would be.

Bryan did return weeks later, but since returning and joining the Blackpool Combat Club, Bryan has only taken part in one official match and that was the ten-man Anarchy in the Arena match at Double or Nothing. Other than that, Bryan has mostly been limited to beat-down segments and doing commentary.

This lack of Bryan Danielson matches has caused some people to worry about Bryan’s physical condition, especially since he’s going to wrestle Kazuchika Okada this Sunday at Forbidden Door and Okada wrestles in a conditioning-heavy style.

Well according to Fightful Select, the reason for this dearth of wrestling from Bryan is because he’s banged up in general. Bryan has been wrestling since 1999 and the damage he has sustained over the years continues to pile up.

According to the report, this is why Bryan didn’t have that much of a role in the Anarchy in the Arena match compared to everyone else and is why he didn’t wrestle a single match between Revolution and Double or Nothing.

But this doesn’t mean that Bryan hasn’t tried contributing to AEW’s success in other ways. Aside from doing commentary for BCC matches, he has also been involved in the creative aspect for AEW Collision behind the scenes and was said to be directly involved in the overall creative scheme for the first few episodes of AEW’s newest program.

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