Back on July 21st, I had reported that former WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan, once again going by his name Bryan Danielson, had signed with AEW.
I also reported that Danielson had asked for fewer dates and comparable money, the ability to work in Japan, and creative input, which he got. Additionally, I had originally stated that the plan was for Danielson to make his AEW debut at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, on the September 22nd episode of Dynamite. However, with the signing of Punk they were looking at possible ways to capitalize and maximize the buzz around the new developmentments. Which, now it appears that plans have changed.
After speaking with multiple sources within AEW, I can now confirm that the company has upped plans for Bryan Danielson’s debut. The new plan I was told is for Danielson to debut at AEW’s All Out PPV on September 5th, 2021. I had initially heard this rumor a couple weeks back, but was able to confirm the plan with multiple sources.
I was also told that the decision was made after concern continued to grow internally over covid-19, as mandates and restrictions have tighten in New York. So unless the decide to push the debut even further to TNT, it looks as though Danielson’s debut is a lock for Chicago.
AEW heads to Chicago with Wednesday episode of Dynamite, and again for Friday’s Rampage, all leading to Sunday’s huge All Out PPV which is already set to see CM Punk return to the ring for the first time in over seven years.