Bryan Danielson was worried about stepping out of his comfort zone when he joined AEW, over a decade after working for WWE.
In September 2021, Danielson debuted for AEW at the All Out pay-per-view event, mere months after departing WWE.
During a recent appearance on “One Fall” with Ron Funches, Danielson spoke about being worried ahead of his debut. He said,
“The scary part of it was stepping outside of this comfort zone that I had in WWE. And also, in AEW, you see them doing some pretty risky things. I was like, I don’t know if physically I can do that anymore.
“Over the last year-plus, I’ve proven to myself that I can, which is kind of one of the things I was looking for as I was 40 then, I’m 41 now, to see if I can still do some of those things to physically test myself. A lot of people, my wife included, are like, ‘Why do you constantly desire to test yourself, to test your body’s capabilities?’ And I don’t know why I have that desire, but I do.”
Danielson is now part of the Blackpool Combat Club but is yet to hold championship gold in AEW.