Bryan Danielson’s AEW In-Ring Debut Announced

Kenny Omega & Bryan Danielson

Bryan Danielson will have his first AEW match at the bumper Dynamite from Arthur Ashe Stadium and will take on Kenny Omega.

Having had the upper hand since debuting at All Out, the former Daniel Bryan came out on this week’s Dynamite to lay down a challenge to the AEW World Champion. Saying he was not interested in getting a title shot, Danielson’s request for a match with Omega was initially rejected by Don Callis before more goading from the former WWE Champion got the match signed.

The contest is one of a number to be added to next week’s AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam, which is set to have the largest crowd in AEW history, with 18,000 fans set to attend the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York.

As well as the already confirmed Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black and MJF vs. Brian Pillman Jr contests, the AEW Women’s Championship will be on the line as Britt Baker defends against Casino Battle Royale winner Ruby Soho, FTR taking on Darby Allin and Sting, and a live CM Punk interview.

AEW will also be presenting a Grand Slam edition of Rampage, which will feature Adam Cole and The Young Bucks facing Jurassic Express, CM Punk’s second AEW match against Powerhouse Hobbs, and Chris Jericho & Jake Hager vs. Scorpio Sky & Ethan Page.