Daniel Garcia In A 'Contract Year' With AEW

Daniel Garcia eyeing his next deal in AEW

Daniel Garcia is one of All Elite Wrestling’s hottest prospects with the self proclaimed ‘sports entertainer’ earmarked for big things in the company.

Garcia recently received his first shot at the AEW World Championship, but could not defeat MJF to bring the gold home. Regardless, Garcia sees this as another step in his career, revealing to The Walkway to Fight Club that he is in a ‘contract year’ in the company:

“I mean, the champion is the person who gets to put the company on their back. They’re the one who’s on every poster, every pay-per-view, every TV show, they make the most money. It would mean a lot for me. This is a contract year for me. So I’m doing everything I can to solidify my next deal, where I end up. So I feel like winning the title, it would be the biggest deal in the world for the place that I’m at right now. It would be amazing," Garcia said when asked about winning the big one.

The former ROH Pure Champion also revealed that he hasn’t been on a solo branded AEW pay-per-view since Double or Nothing 2022, but he uses this as further motivation to get to where he wants to be:

"I haven’t been on a strictly only AEW pay-per-view since Double or Nothing 2022. That’s the only strictly AEW pay-per-view I’ve been on. That’s the only one I’ve ever wrestled on. I’ve been on Forbidden Door, I’ve been on some of the Ring of Honor [events], but that’s the only AEW pay-per-view I’ve ever wrestled on. 

“Like I said, opportunities are hard to come by. I get frustrated and I get mad in a good, motivated way, where I see these pay-per-views pass by. I’m just sitting there, not on them. When I see the intros to the TV show and I’m not on them, when I see the faces on the truck and I’m not on them. So I feel like winning the title, it’s gonna force the hand. They’re gonna have no choice but to put me on every pay-per-view and on the trucks and on every merch, and on everything. I want Daniel Garcia’s beautiful, gorgeous, Hispanic face to be on every AEW-related thing possible. I want to be on Dynamite, Rampage, Collision, Ring of Honor every single week. That’s my aspirations. I’m not somebody that wants to win the title just to say, ‘Look, I have this metal object that I can flaunt around and bring through TSA. I want to be the person to carry AEW into the future, and I want to be the person to put it on my back and lead AEW in the right direction," Garcia said.

H/T: Fightful

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