Bryan Danielson is currently a doubt for wrestling at All In, with the former WWE Champion reportedly “banged up” and suffering from injuries.
Danielson has worked a limited in-ring schedule for AEW since AEW Revolution 2023. He lost in a 60-minute Iron Man Match to MJF on the show, and has wrestled very little ever since.
In fact, the only match he has taken part in for months has been the Anarchy in the Arena match at AEW Double or Nothing 2023.
Even then, he took very few bumps in the match, and seemed much less involved in the action than his teammates.
The report confirmed The American Dragon is “banged up”, and is suffering from some unknown injuries that were not revealed.
He has been kept out of the ring since then, mainly spending time on commentary during the Blackpool Combat Club’s matches.
This could have been a safety measure, given the concussion that he suffered at last years event.
In the 2022 edition of Anarchy in the Arena, Danielson suffered a concussion that forced him to miss Forbidden Door 2022, and a dream match against Zack Sabre Jr.
Given the enormity of this years event, it seems clear that the company is keeping him safe for another huge dream match, even though he hasn’t wrestled for months.
However, he is currently booked to wrestle against NJPW’s Kazuchika Okada at Forbidden Door 2023. This will be his first singles match in months, even though his physical condition is less than ideal at the moment.
Bryan Danielson is rumoured to be wrestling against Nigel McGuinness at All In later this year, when AEW make their first trip to the UK.
The show is booked for Wembley Stadium, with over 65,000 tickets already sold. This makes All In one of the biggest shows in the history of wrestling, even though no matches have been announced yet.
The injuries to Bryan Danielson have fans worried he could miss the show.
However, with him seemingly fit to wrestle against Kazuchika Okada at Forbidden Door, the signs are good he will be ready to do battle at Wembley Stadium, for his first trip to the UK in nearly half a decade.
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