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Former WWE Champion Is Tired Of Losing Big Matches In AEW

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Bryan Danielson is set to face Shingo Takagi in a quarterfinal match in the Men’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament at this Sunday’s AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door PPV.

In a digital exclusive, Danielson expressed his thoughts on the upcoming match and his feelings toward Takagi. He initially had high hopes for a respectful and competitive bout, noting Takagi’s impressive credentials as a former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion.

However, Danielson’s perspective changed after Takagi brushed past him and attacked Yuta Wheeler, who Danielson considers like a son. This incident led Danielson to lose respect for Takagi and intensified his resolve to win.

Reflecting on the past year, Danielson admitted that his approach of wanting to face the best wrestlers and simply compete hadn’t been successful. He stated that he is tired of disappointing his fans, family, and himself. At AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, Danielson vowed to bring a different attitude and ensure that Takagi would face the consequences of his actions.

Here’s what Bryan said:

“What he did to Wheeler Yuta, especially with Yuta coming off of injury, makes me lose a little bit of respect for Shingo. Now I realize this attitude that I have, this attitude that I have of, ‘Yeah, okay, I respect this guy. I wanna go out there and wrestle and I wanna see who’s better.’ You know what, quite frankly, the last year that I said was gonna be the most epic year of my career, that really hasn’t worked out for me, has it?

So Shingo, you wanna take out a guy who just came back from injury, who’s part of the BCC, who I personally took under my wing? He’s like my child. He’s like my son. You want to try to take him out just to get at me? Well guess what? This Bryan Danielson who’s just going out there and happy to just compete and wants to wrestle the best wrestlers, that’s not the guy who you’re gonna see on Sunday.

Shingo, I’m tired of it. I’m tired of all of it. I’m tired of your disrespect. I’m tired of you trying to hurt the people that I love. You know what else I’m tired of? I’m tired of getting in these matches, I’m tired of losing. I’m tired of disappointing my fans, of disappointing my family, disappointing myself.

Sunday, Forbidden Door, that ain’t gonna happen. Shingo, you’re gonna get the worst of it.”

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