• Daniel Bryan Joined AEW For The Same Reason Mick Foley Joined TNA
Former WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan recently joined Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling under his real name Bryan Danielson.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Bryan joined AEW to increase competition as that’s good for the entire pro-wrestling industry:
“Both offers (WWE & AEW) were money wise similar and both would have allowed him to do New Japan. WWE was going to allow him to do New Japan and he was trying to open the door for other people in WWE that wanted to go to New Japan to be able to do that but that seems to be a dead issue right now from a WWE standpoint. I haven’t heard anything about WWE guys going to New Japan.
One of the things that he was talking about making his decision about was what would be the best thing for the industry as a whole as opposed what would be the best thing for him…perhaps, probably in looking at the picture, he may have felt like what Mick Foley did many, many years ago when he went to TNA, that the best thing for the industry is competition at a high level and Mick Foley went to TNA years ago for that reason.
At the end of the day, I am sure that he probably got along really good with Tony Khan but he is a big Vince McMahon fan, more than people really understand. He’s a big fan of Vince McMahon as a person, so it was not an easy decision. His wife and his sister-in-law are probably gonna be back in WWE. They have said that.
They are not going to AEW as far as I know…It was (John Laurinaitis’) job to make sure that Bryan signed and did not go so that’s a tricky thing there but at the end of the day, he made the decision to go.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (September 19, 1992) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Civic Center in Dothan, Alabama and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1992’ PPV.
The match-card of the show can be found here:
Johnny B. Badd & Marcus Alexander Bagwell vs. Tracy Smothers & Bob Cook
Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes vs. Mark Canterbury & Pat Rose
The Barbarian vs. Chris Sullivan
Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton vs. Pez Whatley & Ian Weston
Nikita Koloff vs. Jake Roberts