Bryan Danielson: Being AEW Champion Doesn't Bring Me Joy, Working With Younger Talent Does

Bryan Danielson just wants to wrestle.

Danielson has yet to hold gold in AEW despite multiple cracks at the AEW and ROH World Championships. Danielson is widely considered to be one of the best wrestlers in the world, but for him, the ability to get in the ring is more important than winning any title.

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"What I feel like my job is in wrestling at this point is service," Danielson said in an interview with Ron Funches on One Fall. "That's actually what brings me the most joy. Me being champion or anything like that, if they really wanted me to be champion, I'd do it, if they thought it was good for business, but that's not what inspires me or brings me joy. Being able to get in the ring with younger talent or being able to give back, that's the stuff that brings value to my life. Especially now, as an older wrestler. I don't need the spotlight, nor do I really want the spotlight. I love AEW Dark and AEW Dark Elevation. I would love just being on those shows. I would love to do that. Tony Khan pays me too much money to do that. He wants me to be on TV and that kind of stuff. I would be just as happy, probably more happy, because I love to wrestle, but being able to wrestle and then also helping people achieve their dreams in wrestling. Those are things that inspire me and light up my brain. When he approached me with wrestling Daniel Garcia, I was like, 'That sounds great, I would love to do that.''

Danielson had the opportunity to capture the ROH World Title at AEW Full Gear, but lost in a four-way bout that also featured Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, and Claudio Castagnoli. Jericho was victorious in the bout, retaining the ROH World Championship.

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