Bryan Danielson Comments On AEW All Out Drama

Bryan Danielson
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AEW put on their biggest show of the year last month, All Out. The show featured a lot of great moments. MJF made his triumphant return, The Acclaimed and Swerve In Our Glory put on a tag team classic, and CM Punk won the AEW World Championship in front of his hometown fans.

However, the thing everyone was talking about happened after the show. Punk spoke at the media scrum following the event and launched into a tirade against a number of AEW talent.

That tirade led to a fight backstage between Punk, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Ace Steel. Numerous suspensions were handed out and the fallout from this incident has yet to be fully known.

One of AEW's biggest stars has commented on his thoughts regarding the drama in an exclusive interview with Sports Illustrated.

His Thoughts

Bryan Danielson referenced a statement from AEW owner Tony Khan about the incident on an episode of Dynamite. Other than that, the American Dragon said he had his focus elsewhere.

“Tony made a statement on Dynamite. I hate to say, ‘Oh, this is what happened,’ when I wasn’t in the room. I tend to focus on what I can control and focus on the opportunities that present themselves whenever there is any type of disruption—whether it is something like this or even something, for example, like the pandemic," Danielson said.

Pandemic Wrestling

Speaking of the pandemic, wrestling changed a ton during the heart of it. And Danielson experienced firsthand what it was like wrestling major events with no fans in attendance. However, he didn't find the experience to be a negative one in the least.

“Wrestling in front of nobody was a real opportunity to hone my craft. It became what William Regal likes to call ‘close-up magic.’ We didn’t have the crowd or anything like that, and I learned so much about myself and what worked from a wrestling standpoint. It was no longer theater. It became cinema. There were things you could do there that you couldn’t do in front of a live crowd. It was a lot of fun mentally to try to figure that out.” said Danielson

State Of Investigation

AEW brought in an external third party to investigate the incident after the All Out media scrum. As of now, the investigation is still ongoing. However, we recently received an update.

No one has been let go, despite reports that Steel had been let go over his role in the brawl. As of now, there is no timetable for any of the suspended parties to return. According to Wrestling Observer, this is due to one party involved being uncooperative and threatening legal action.

American Dragon

As for Danielson, he benefited a bit from the AEW World Championship being vacated. He entered a Tournament of Champions for the vacant title, and he made it to the finals where he lost to fellow Blackpool Combat Club member Jon Moxley.

Currently, Danielson is embroiled in a feud with current Ring of Honor World Champion Chris Jericho over the respect of "Red Death" Daniel Garcia.

I have experience covering sports going back to 2014. Major The Last of Us fan. #1 Jar Jar Binks propagandist. I am currently pursuing a degree in communications.

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