• WWF Legend Says Bryan Danielson Shut Ric Flair Down Last Week
On last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite “Winter Is Coming”, Bryan Danielson wrestled “Hangman” Adam Page for the AEW World Championship in a 60-minute time limit draw.
Prior to this match, 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair said on his podcast that Bryan’s work in the ring is ‘okay’ and that he’s not on AJ Styles’ level, and that Triple H ‘made’ Bryan by losing to him at WrestleMania XXX.
You can read Flair comments below:
“I didn’t say he wasn’t a good worker. When Hunter put him over at [WrestleMania 30 in 2014], that made him. He’s a very talented kid, don’t misunderstand me, but you have to have one match, one place, one day, somewhere that makes you who you are. Hunter, who only wrestles once in a while, came out and the match started off slow but they ended up having a world-class match.
He’s a hell of a performer, I don’t see him as being Kenny Omega. As a babyface, he’s not Ricky Steamboat. As a heel, he’s not me. If that pisses people off, they have to live with history.
[Triple H & Daniel Bryan] tore the joint down. That is the night that made Bryan. I like him a lot personally. He’s got a style…he’s not AJ Styles by any means. He’s a little bit smaller than AJ. He’s not AJ Styles. I like his conditioning, he works hard, he’ll do anything and sacrifice his body at all odds. He’ll throw himself around and take incredible bumps. He’s a hell of a hand.
You’re asking me who is good and who is great. He’s very good. As a babyface, it’s more believable. He can sell his a$$ off so when he’s making a comeback, it’s more fun to watch him make a comeback against bigger guys. It’s harder for me to believe he’s going to hold someone down.
As a babyface, who is just average size but loaded with talent, I much prefer to see him fighting from underneath.”
After watching the AEW World Title match between Bryan and Page, Flair tweeted the following:
“I’ve Done So Many Hour Draws, Some Great, Some Average! Tonight, You Gentlemen Set A New Bar!! The Wrestling World Can Learn From Adam Page & Bryan Danielson! CONGRATULATIONS! WOOOOO!”
Old School WWF Legend Jim Cornette addressed Flair’s comments about Bryan and said that Bryan shut Flair down with his performance.
Here’s what Cornette said:
“History is, just a day after Ric’s comments came out, Bryan Danielson went out and had the best Title match in AEW’s history and did something Kenny Omega simply could not do with Hangman Page because this match was tons better.
So Danielson shut Ric down by going an hour and wrestling the best AEW World Title match since the company started. Honestly, it was the best TV match in years.
So Bryan Danielson just went ‘take that back Ric!,’ and proved him wrong without saying a single word.”
You can watch the last few minutes of this match below:
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 20, 1986) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania III’ PPV.
Here is the match-card:
1. The Islanders vs. Magnificent Muraco & Bob Orton Jr.
2. Kamala vs. Pedro Gonzales
3. Honky Tonk Man vs. Jose Luis Rivera
4. King Kong Bundy vs. Steve Gatorwolf
5. Butch Reed vs. Jerry Monti
6. Koko B. Ware & The Killer Bees vs. Dennis Stamp & Mike Luca & The Raider