Bryan Danielson – “I Need To Be Doing Less Matches Because I Like To Go Hard”

Bryan Danielson kicks Dustin Rhodes

Bryan Danielson has revealed that one of the benefits of joining AEW is that he can wrestle fewer matches and maintain his hard-hitting style.

Bryan Danielson made his AEW debut at All Out on September 5th, since then, he has racked up a six-match undefeated streak. His biggest bout for the promotion to date was the dream match that took place between him and AEW World Champion Kenny Omega on the Dynamite Grand Slam special. The contest may have ended in a 30-minute time limit draw, but it more than lived up to fan expectations.

One noticeable change to the ‘American Dragon’s wrestling style since moving from WWE to AEW is that he is now harder hitting than ever before.

During an interview with WEEI in Boston, Danielson spoke about his style and the fact that he needs to wrestle less so that he can go all out every time.

“I’m a little more judicious, but, realistically, the big thing that has changed, and this was a choice when I re-signed my last WWE contract and when I came to AEW, and one of the benefits of AEW, is that I need to be doing less matches because I like to go hard. If you tell me, ‘Go a little bit lighter today,’ it’s easy to say but in practice it doesn’t work like that.

“I don’t care if there are 20,000 people like at Arthur Ashe Stadium or if there are 85 people, and I’ve wrestled in front of less than a 100 people many times, the people still pay their money to see the show and you want to give them a great show. It’s hard for people like me to pull back. Really, it’s about doing a less number of matches per year and focusing on the quality of those matches and making sure I give the live crowd something they are happy they paid their money to see.”

Bryan Danielson was most recently in action against Dustin Rhodes on the latest episode of Dynamite. The match was part of the first round of the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament. The tournament feature eight men who are all vying for the opportunity to face the winner of the AEW World Championship match between Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page at Full Gear.

H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.