On a recent edition of the “Busted Open Radio” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray analyzed Bryan Danielson vs. Zack Sabre Jr. at AEW WrestleDream 2023.
Danielson defeated Sabre in a non-title match via pinfall.
Ray criticized the matchup, calling it “too clean.”
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Bryan Danielson at AEW WrestleDream: “Last night, I watched Danielson and Sabre and I’m like, ‘I’m just not into this one.’ And then I realized why. There was no struggle. Thatcher and Riddle [in NXT] showed me struggle in their style. Zack Sabre did not have that … it almost looked too clean, too perfect, too good. And I think the lack of the struggle is what made it not as entertaining for me.”
On how the match didn’t feel like a fight: “I know that match was entertaining to everybody else and they loved it, and five stars and screamed to the top of my lungs. But it just wasn’t my taste because there was no in-between, there was no struggle to fight. Zack Sabre barely had a glisten of sweat on him when that match was over. I just didn’t feel like it was a fight, a wrestling match that had something more to it than what I got.”