After Bryan Danielson made his All Elite Wrestling debut last night at All Out, Danielson took to the media scum where he was asked about why he made the decision to leave WWE after over a decade long run in Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment powerhouse.
“The reason why I’m here is not to see how good I am, I know I’m good, I think everybody knows in pretty good and I’m not cocky about it, I’ve just been around the world and I’ve been in the ring with the best guys. I want to see how good these guys are, because you can only see so much by watching them, right, I’ve watched Kenny Omega, and I think, man. The last time I wrestled him I think was 2007 or 2008 or something, and I’m like man, he looks like he’s gotten good, is he? Is he as good as he looks? When I see Jungle boy, when I see Darby Allin, when I see all of these people, I’m like ‘their good’, I wonder how good they are. That type of thing excites me. I am excited by the idea of new and the idea of fresh and I’m excited by the things they’ve built here.”
Bryan was then asked when he made the decision to leave WWE and head to Tony Khan’s alternative promotion.
“You know honestly, it was an internal battle the whole time, because in my promo what I said out there, none of that was promo, it was real, I loved where I worked before, I did. I loved the people I worked with you know, but there was never a moment that I was like ‘now I know’, it’s just I kept seeing it and I kept being like ‘God’. One of the things, and I don’t know how many of you are married or have kids, when you’re married and have kids, it’s like your life becomes a little bit tame, I love it, but it becomes a little bit tame. I need one part of my life that’s a little bit wild, like ‘oh man’, you see all these guys doing these crazy things and you’re like ‘can I do that?’ And hell yes I can, I don’t care, I’m going to go out there and show everyone here that, what Elite really looks like. This is what elite looks like, and Punk came in was like ‘I want to help the young guys’ and all that kind of stuff, no man I’m here to kick their f**king head in.’”
Reporters also asked Bryan if his wife, WWE Superstar Brie Bella, would be coming to join him in All Elite Wrestling.
“That would be very difficult, it was hard for me to come here right, because I have so many ties within WWE. She’s happy there, she has so many business connections there, so I don’t know”
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