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Report: Daniel Bryan's AEW Debut Tentatively Set For September

A big debut for The American Dragon

All Elite Wrestling have some big plans on the horizon.

It emerged last night courtesy of Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net that Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) has "100% already signed" a contract with AEW and he is "locked in" for the promotion.

Bryan reportedly wanted a deal for fewer dates with comparable money, the ability to wrestle in Japan and creative input on his character, all of which were accepted by Tony Khan's company. 

In an update, Haynes has noted tentative plans are in place for Danielson to make his AEW debut at Dynamite: Grand Slam on September 22 inside New York City's Arthur Ashe Stadium. 

AEW planned to hold off on The American Dragon's debut until they had wrapped up their storylines for All Out, but CM Punk's possible debut may have caused plans to change. The Voice Of The Voiceless is reportedly in talks with Tony Khan's promotion about an in-ring return.

Bryan Danielson spent the last 11 years wrestling in WWE but his run with the company came to an end in April 2021 after his contract expired. He last wrestled for the company on April 30 in a Universal Title match against Roman Reigns. 

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