After signing with AEW, Bryan Danielson commented that he believes he has a three-year climax in AEW.
Following his three-year run, he is unsure if he'll be a full-time wrestler.
What would be next for Danielson when he eventually walks away from the ring?
"I don’t know. Because it’s really hard for me to imagine being around wrestling and not wrestling. I think one of the things that I do like – I like doing the training. How to make people better, and all that stuff. But for me, the trade-off is the travel. If I was just training or I was just helping people get better at wrestling, would I really wanna do the travel? Because the travel is what I feel like the work is, right? Getting on the plane, being away from my kids, being away from my wife – that’s the work. The wrestling is never the work, the training people is never the work," said Danielson in an interview with Alistair McGeorge of Metro. "So, if I wasn’t doing the part that brings me the absolute most joy – which is in the ring – would the work be worth it? That’s what I don’t know. When I was forced to retire and before they had me come in and be the GM, I was just focused on getting away from wrestling entirely because it hurt too much to be around it. I don’t know if it was a voluntary decision if that would be the same way. But I’m also interested in so many different things. It’s like, I feel like I could live a thousand different lives and never run out of things to be interested in."
Danielson has been very open about wanting to spend more time with his family, even saying that he thought about not returning to wrestling after his WWE contract expired as he enjoyed taking the summer off to be with his family.
"When people tell me that they’re bored, I just go, 'How is that possible?!' So, my daughter loves dinosaurs, right. I’m trying to learn more about dinosaurs so that I can teach her about dinosaurs. It’s endlessly fascinating, and there’s so much new stuff," he said. "There’s this book called the Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs that I read that was just blew my mind and all the things we don’t know. I could have easily seen myself being a paleontologist, going round the world looking for dinosaur bones.’ I don’t know that when I’m done wrestling if it would be just… do I wanna keep doing wrestling, or do I wanna pursue the 10 zillion things that are interesting on planet earth in this one life that I have to live?"
Danielson is set to battle Jon Moxley at AEW Revolution.
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Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Revolution beginning at 7 p.m. ET with the Buy-In show on Sunday.