Bryan Danielson Addresses Always Losing AEW Title Matches

Bryan Danielson on losing AEW title matches

There is one man who absolutely loves losing title matches in All Elite Wrestling and his name is Bryan Danielson. The American Dragon has been a part of AEW since 2021 and he has been a tremendous failure when it comes to winning championships in the promotion. 

Danielson has had eight matches for titles in AEW, having challenged for the AEW World Championship, ROH World Championship, TNT Title, and Continental Crown, and he has failed to win any of them. Such is Danielson's regularity at losing title matches that it has become a meme, with one fan tweeting bowler Pete Weber's "Who do you think you are? I am" clip as a reaction to Danielson being able to lose another title match at Revolution 2024.  

Appearing at an SXSW panel this week, Danielson addressed always losing championship matches in AEW. 

"The idea is to pass on what stardom I have been given to try and pass it on to the younger wrestlers. I've had some people ask me or say things to me like, 'Oh Bryan, you should be champion, or you should've been champion, or you should of this or you should of that. And the reality is to me, no, the champions that we've had have been great. Hangman was a great champion, MJF was a great champion and it elevated these younger people to now these people are stars. You put Hangman on TV now and he draws a rating, you put MJF now on TV (and) he draws a rating. It would be easy to just take stars of the past and make them your champion and make them your top guy, that's the easy way. It's much harder to take somebody like MJF who hadn't been on national television and turn him into a star that draws ratings. That was my bigger goal, is to transfer stardom from one generation to another," Danielson said.

Although he hasn't won a belt, Danielson is hugely influential within AEW as part of the creative team. He is also a member of the AEW disciplinary committee. 2024 will be the former ROH World Champion's last year as a full-time wrestler. 

H/T F4WOnline

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