Bryan Danielson Considered ROH Return In 2018
Bryan Danielson could have rejoined Ring of Honor in 2018
To some Daniel Bryan is a WWE guy, to others Bryan Danielson is an AEW guy, but before either of those, Bryan Danielson was first and foremost a Ring of Honor guy, with the ‘American Dragon’ one of the most celebrated names of ROH’s golden era.
When Danielson’s WWE deal was set to expire in 2018, ‘Dragon’ actually considered a ROH return, telling Inside the Ropes:
“It was really interesting. My contract with WWE was up in 2018 and I was considering going to Ring of Honor and I was talking to The Young Bucks and I was talking to Cody [Rhodes] just to kind of see — all their contracts were up with Ring of Honor and I was like, ‘What are you guys gonna do?’ Because even my lawyer, who doesn’t know anything about pro wrestling, he said, ‘Hey, I don’t think you’d wanna sign with Ring of Honor if these Young Bucks aren’t going because they’ve got this YouTube show. I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, called Being The Elite’ and it’s essentially the driver for the popularity of Ring of Honor at the time, right? And so those guys go away, we don’t know if Ring of Honor will nearly still be as popular and then with Cody’s contract coming up, if they leave and Cody leaves, what will Ring of Honor’s popularity be like?’ So that was a part of the discussion,” said Danielson.
Danielson would eventually sign with AEW in 2021, and with AEW President Tony Khan buying ROH in 2022 then there’s a good chance we could see Danielson compete in an ROH ring once more.
H/T: POST Wrestling