Bryan Danielson On How He Benefits By Not Using A New Catchphrase

Bryan Danielson will not be looking for the AEW version of the Yes! chant anytime soon, if at all.

When Danielson wrestled in the WWE under the name Daniel Bryan, there were moments he created that are still shown in clips today. Whether it was when he won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 30 and the entire crowd chanted “Yes!” or the different times he would run down the ramp at Raw waving his arms while yelling the word “no.”

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During a Starrcast V press scrum in Nashville, Tennessee (via WrestleZone), Bill Pritchard asked Danielson whether he'd want to use another catchphrase. Danielson responded by explaining that it had become a hindrance and he preferred to have the freedom to express himself.

“So it’s interesting, one of the things that I’ve tried to avoid is doing any sort of catchphrase. The reason why is, it came to become a crutch, and when people expect something of you, and you need to give that to them, that almost feels like it pins me down more than it helps me. One of the people I really respect from an artist’s perspective is Bob Dylan. So if you go to like an Aerosmith concert, you’re gonna want to see the hits, right. When you buy a ticket to a Bob Dylan concert, you might want him to play certain songs, but you know going in, he’s gonna play whatever the fuck he wants, and that’s kind of what I want my wrestling career to be now. I want people, ‘Ah maybe I hope that he does this,’ but they’re gonna be happy with kind of whatever, just me being creative and doing what I love to do.”

Bryan Danielson returned to action on last week's AEW Fight for the Fallen after being out of action with an injury. Danielson would come up short and lose to Daniel Garcia. The full results for AEW Fight for the Fallen can be seen by clicking this link here.

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