Bryan Danielson would love to step in the ring with Jonathan Gresham.
After winning the original ROH World Title at ROH Final Battle, Jonathan Gresham stated that he needed to wrestle CM Punk and Bryan Danielson, two of the most decorated ROH Champions in history, to make the ROH World Title the best wrestling title.
Danielson is up for the challenge.
“I’d love to wrestle Jonathan Gresham. I love his style. He’s got a great mat-wrestling style. I think he’s one of the guys who have really carried on the tradition of real ‘technical wrestling’ wrestling, and I think that match would be a lot of fun," Danielson told The Dallas Morning News.
ROH Final Battle 2021 marked the End of an Era for Ring of Honor. Danielson honed his skills in the promotion, holding the ROH World Title for 462 days.
Speaking about the end of ROH as fans know it, Danielson said, "As far as the future, who knows? I don’t even know what they’re thinking or how they’re going to restructure or anything like that. The wrestling industry is a hard industry to be profitable in, and especially with WWE and AEW already taking up so much of the wrestling fans’ mental space, you know, it’s interesting to see where a company like Ring of Honor fits in. … I hope the best for them, especially because of how much they meant for my career.
“I was on their first show in 2002, and I had made a little bit of a name for myself a year before, but Ring of Honor is where most people for sure had heard of Bryan Danielson, obviously before WWE. But they not only gave me a ton of exposure and opportunities, but they gave me a platform to work against some of the best wrestlers around that time. You look the legacy if people who have come through there and how successful some have been – Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, CM Punk – that’s just some of those who have just been uber-successful thanks to the opportunities Ring of Honor gave.
“I think one of the cool things too is that it served a fan base that now AEW serves, which is that fan base that wants wrestling, that wants more in-ring action, as opposed to more the soap-opera style of entertainment. So, yeah, Ring of Honor holds a special place in my heart.”
Danielson sent in a video message that aired during Final Battle, thanking ROH for helping him become the wrestler he is today.
Danielson is set to challenge Hangman Page for the AEW World Title at AEW Winter is Coming. Fightful will have live coverage of the event beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.