Bryan Danielson: AEW Have Done A Great Job Creating New Stars

Hangman Page as an example

Boasting a roster containing the likes of Kenny Omega, CM Punk, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley and Matt Hardy, All Elite Wrestling have filled their ranks with established stars since the company was founded in January 2019.

Several wrestlers have become stars in AEW, though, namely the four pillars of MJF, Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin and Jungle Boy. 

Speaking to Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald, Bryan Danielson noted AEW have done a "great job" of creating new stars and The American Dragon pointed to the reaction to Hangman Page's return on October 6 as evidence. 

"I feel like that's what's happening with AEW is that AEW and Tony Khan specifically and the wrestlers know, understand what the fanbase wants very well and they give it to them, you know? And so when you come to an AEW show, you have certain expectations and usually the show exceeds those expectations and people just have a great time so I think that's why you see those reactions like that," Danielson stated. 

"I also think AEW's done a great job of creating new stars people are super into. Like Hangman Adam Page just came back in Philadelphia and you think like, 'Oh, Bryan Danielson main evented a couple WrestleManias. CM Punk, he's like a huge superstar. Certainly, one of those guys is gonna get the biggest reaction of the night.' No, Hangman Adam Page got the best reaction, you know what I mean? So it's like they've created these new stars that people are super into and super behind so I think that's what makes the crowd so rabid."

Hangman Page ultimately won the Casino Ladder Match upon his return and The Anxious Millenial Cowboy will challenge Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship at Full Gear on August 13. 

H/T to POST Wrestling

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