Bryan Danielson praises working with younger AEW talent

Bryan Danielson is in the twilight of his career. The American Dragon has made it known that he is currently struggling with his last full-time contract as he envisions moving to a limited schedule when it expires in 2024. Regardless of the ticking clock, Danielson has shown no signs of slowing down since then. joining All Elite Wrestling in the summer of 2021. In his first year with AEW, Danielson wrestled to a 60-minute draw with Hangman Page, realized a dream match with Kenny Omega, and showed his villainous side in violent fights with the Blackpool Combat Club .

That said, Danielson has no hardware to show for his AEW run. In conversation with Ron Funches op A fallDanielson emphasized that he is more than okay with his lack of championships so far.

“What I feel like my job in wrestling right now is serve,” said Danielson (h/t competitive). That’s actually what I enjoy the most. That I’m champion or something like that, if they really wanted me to be champion I would, if they thought it was good for business, but that’s not what inspires or brings me. me joy. Being able to get in the ring with younger talent or give something back, those are the things that add value to my life. Especially now, as an older wrestler.’

While he’s been stuck on a schedule with 52-year-old Chris Jericho for months, Danielson has had the chance to join AEW’s youth, including Sammy Guevara and Daniel Garcia, in recent weeks. The setting for those periods has been AEW dynamitebut Danielson noted that he is open to bringing his talents to AEW’s YouTube page.

“I don’t need the spotlight, and I don’t really want the spotlight. I love AEW Dark and AEW Dark Elevation. I would love to just be in those shows. I would love to,” Danielson continued. “Tony Khan pays me too much money to do that. He wants me to be on TV and things like that. I’d be just as happy, probably even happier, because I like wrestling, but to be able to wrestle and helping people achieve their dreams in wrestling. Those are things that inspire me and enlighten my brain. When he approached me wrestling Daniel Garcia, I thought, ‘That sounds great, I’d love to do that.'”

Stay tuned to ComicBook.com for updates on Danielson’s AEW future.

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