Bryan Danielson: I Told Vince McMahon, 'I Want To Bleed.' He Said, 'I Can't Give You That'

Bryan Danielson just wanted to bleed.

Danielson has openly spoken about how much he enjoyed his time in WWE and how it was tough for him to leave following his contract expiring in April. Danielson took the summer off before joining AEW at All Out in September.

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Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Danielson gave further insight into his decision to join AEW.

"There wasn't necessarily one thing, but when I did the checks and balances as far as; what do I want from my life, where would I make a bigger impact and help more people, what would my quality of life be like for my children as far as being on the road. Two things that are not related at all are that I would be able to spend more time with my family and then I'd also be able to bleed [laughs]. I don't like to divulge my conversations with Vince at all because I know he's a very private person, but I will say that's one of the things, I wanted to tell him before I told anyone else, I don't remember I told Vince before I told Tony. When I finally made my decision, 'Okay, I'm set on this decision.' He was asking me why and I said, 'Part of me just wanted to be able to bleed.' He immediately said, 'I'm sorry, I'll never be able to give you that.' It's not like I want to do it all the time, but there's something incredibly life-affirming about it, as strange as that sounds," he said.

Danielson was able to bleed at AEW Revolution when he collided with Jon Moxley. The bout not only featured blood, but the post-man featured a familiar face as William Regal made his AEW debut.

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