Bryan Danielson recently noted in an AEW Collision promo that he would be winding down his full-time wrestling career next year as he promised his daughter he would do so. He never said he would retire from wrestling.
In a new interview with Cincinnati ESPN 1530, Danielson’s Blackpool Combat Club stablemate Jon Moxley talked about Danielson’s comments.
“I find it hard to imagine a world where a healthy Bryan Danielson stops wrestling at all, but I definitely feel like he’s a hundred percent serious saying he wants to wind it down and not be wrestling as frequently, on the road and being away from his kids every week. I one hundred percent buy that, it’s true. I find it hard to imagine him actively being [for sure] he’s never going to wrestle again, I find that hard to imagine, not saying it couldn’t happen.”
“We’ve seen people be here one day, and their careers are over the next. Every time you get to see these greats wrestle — Terry Funk was here a couple weeks ago, now he’s not. Any time you get to see these greats wrestle, you should really stop and pause and think about how fortunate you are to be seeing this. Once Micheal Jordan retired, you can’t turn on the TV and watch Micheal Jordan play basketball anymore. You got a chance to see Bryan Danielson on Dynamite, you know, stop and pause and really enjoy it while it’s here because you’re enjoying something special.”
In a recent AEW Collision promo, Bryan Danielson made an announcement that he would be winding down his full-time wrestling career next year. However, he clarified that he did not say he would retire from wrestling altogether. This statement has sparked curiosity and speculation among fans and fellow wrestlers alike.
One person who shared his thoughts on Danielson’s comments is his Blackpool Combat Club stablemate, Jon Moxley. In an interview with Cincinnati ESPN 1530, Moxley expressed his thoughts on Danielson’s decision. He mentioned that while it is hard to imagine a world where a healthy Bryan Danielson completely stops wrestling, he believes that Danielson is serious about wanting to reduce his wrestling commitments.
Moxley acknowledged that Danielson wants to spend more time with his family, particularly his children, and not be on the road as frequently. He emphasized that he fully believes in Danielson’s intentions and understands the desire to prioritize family over a full-time wrestling career. However, Moxley also mentioned that it is difficult to imagine Danielson completely ruling out the possibility of wrestling again in the future.
Moxley drew attention to the unpredictable nature of the wrestling industry, where careers can abruptly come to an end due to unforeseen circumstances. He highlighted the importance of appreciating and cherishing the moments when fans get to witness legendary wrestlers perform. Moxley referred to Terry Funk’s recent appearance and subsequent retirement, emphasizing that fans should pause and reflect on the privilege of witnessing these greats in action.
He drew a parallel with other sports, such as basketball, mentioning how once Michael Jordan retired, fans could no longer watch him play. Moxley urged fans to savor the opportunity to see Bryan Danielson wrestle on AEW Dynamite, as it is a special experience that may not last forever.
In conclusion, Bryan Danielson’s announcement about winding down his full-time wrestling career has generated intrigue and speculation within the wrestling community. Jon Moxley, Danielson’s stablemate, expressed his belief in Danielson’s intentions to spend more time with his family. However, Moxley also acknowledged the unpredictable nature of the wrestling industry and encouraged fans to appreciate and enjoy the moments when they get to witness legendary wrestlers like Bryan Danielson in action.