Bryan Danielson Confirms WWE Talked About Working With NJPW: 'It Couldn't Have Gone That Well'

Bryan Danielson has confirmed that he asked WWE to work in Japan as part of him potentially re-signing with the company.

In May it was reported by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer that WWE and NJPW were "in talks" regarding a potential partnership and that Danielson was the "main crux" of the negotiations.

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Speaking on In The Kliq podcast, Danielson was asked about the negotiations between WWE and NJPW.

"I don't know how far along the talks went and I don't know even if I was the start of them, for sure, but one of the things when I was talking to them when WWE was trying to re-sign me was, I said, 'I want to be able to work in Japan.' They were trying to come up with an agreement to where I would be able to go and do that. It was definitely something that was talked about. I don't know where it went or anything, all I know is now it seems like AEW has a really great relationship with New Japan. So, I feel like it couldn't have gone that well," Bryan said with a laugh.

Danielson has said many times that he hopes to compete in a G1 in NJPW as he wants to test himself.

Danielson is coming off a victory over NJPW star Minoru Suzuki on AEW Rampage and followed that up with a victory over Bobby Fish on AEW Dynamite. You can find results from both shows at Fightful's results section.

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