Bryan Danielson has come to AEW with a purpose after making his shocking debut at the end of AEW’s All Out pay-per-view.
The former Daniel Bryan came to the aid of Christian Cage and Jurassic Express after Cage’s unsuccessful attempt at the AEW World Champion Kenny Omega, who had The Elite join him in the beatdown including new member Adam Cole.
It looked like Cole may have been the only surprise to end the show, as it looked like he was coming to the aid of Cage, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus but instead joined his Elite teammates by kicking Jungle Boy in the head.
However, before ‘The Cleaner’ could close the show in his usual stylish fashion, Ride Of The Valkyries hit and Danielson made his return to professional wrestling and helped clear the ring.
Danielson then took part in the post-show media scrum, and discussed a number of his reasons for joining AEW. Whilst the also debuting CM Punk has made a point that he will be looking to assist younger talent like his first opponent Darby Allin, ‘The American Dragon’ is taking a very different approach.
When you have a wife and kids, your life becomes a little bit tame. I love it, but it’s a little bit tame. I need one part of my life that’s a little bit wild, right? You see these guys doing these crazy things and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, can I do that?’ Yes, I can. I don’t care. Like, I’m going to go out there and I’m going to show everybody here what ‘elite’ really looks like this, this is what ‘elite’ looks like. I’m not, you know, Punk can come in and said like,’ Oh, I want to help the young guys and all that kind of stuff.’ Nah man, I’m going to kick their f*cking head in.
With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.