In a shocking return to AEW last week, Bryan Danielson, known to fans as the “American Dragon,” left the wrestling world in awe as he unleashed a brutal assault on Ricky Starks in a blood-soaked showdown at All Out. On the latest episode of “Collision,” Danielson addressed what the future holds for him in the world of professional wrestling.
Danielson began by revealing a deeply personal motivation for potentially winding down his illustrious wrestling career. He explained that he had promised his daughter that he would step away from the ring once she turned seven years old. With her sixth birthday now behind them, it appears that this year could mark the final chapter of his storied career. Determined to make it unforgettable, Danielson made a bold announcement, declaring his intention to have the most epic year of his career.
In a move that sent shockwaves through the wrestling community, Danielson called his shot for a dream match against NJPW World TV Champion Zack Sabre Jr. The highly anticipated showdown is set to take place at the “WrestleDream” pay-per-view on October 1st in Seattle, Washington, and was later officially confirmed by AEW.
Bryan Danielson wasn’t ready for Ricky Starks
However, the dramatic events took an unexpected turn when Ricky Starks and the imposing Big Bill made their presence felt. Starks, who had previously battled Danielson at All Out, asserted his toughness, highlighting his refusal to submit to the American Dragon in their brutal encounter.
In a surprising twist, Danielson, clearly impressed by Starks’ resilience, was on the verge of extending an offer for membership into the Blackpool Combat Club (BCC), a faction known for its grit and tenacity. But before he could make this formal offer, Big Bill launched a sudden and vicious attack on Danielson.
Starks quickly joined in on the beatdown, using the same shirt that was about to symbolize potential membership in the BCC to choke out Danielson. This chilling moment bore an eerie resemblance to the infamous incident in 2010 when Danielson, then known as Daniel Bryan, choked out Justin Roberts during the Nexus debut angle in WWE.
As the wrestling world eagerly anticipates the clash between Bryan Danielson and Zack Sabre Jr., the sudden assault by Starks and Big Bill leaves fans speculating about the potential ramifications for Danielson’s career and the landscape of AEW. Will the American Dragon recover from this ruthless attack and pursue his quest for an epic final year in wrestling? Only time will tell as the story unfolds in the world of AEW.
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