Ric Flair On Bryan Danielson: His Work Is Okay, He's A Hell Of A Hand

Ric Flair gives his take on Bryan Danielson.

While many consider Danielson to be one of the best wrestlers in the world, and even of all-time, Ric Flair doesn't quite agree.

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When asked by Mark Madden on his Wooooo Nation UNCENSORED podcast about Danielson's work, Flair replied, "It's okay."

Madden said Flair was going to upset people with that opinion, leading Flair to say, "I didn't say he wasn't a good worker. When Hunter put him over at [WrestleMania 30], that made him. He's a very talented kid, don't misunderstand me, but you have to have one match, one place, one day, somewhere that makes you who you are. Hunter, who only wrestles once in a while, came out and the match started off slow but they ended up having a world-class match. He's a hell of a performer, I don't see him as being Kenny Omega. As a babyface, he's not Ricky Steamboat. As a heel, he's not me. If that pisses people off, they have to live with history."

Flair circled back to WrestleMania 30 -- Flair couldn't remember the event or the location where Triple H vs. Danielson took place during the conversation -- to discuss how Hunter "made" Danielson on that night, which also featured Danielson defeating Randy Orton & Batista in a triple threat match to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and his ability as a worker compared to AJ Styles.

"They tore the joint down. That is the night that made Bryan. I like him a lot personally. He's got a style...he's not AJ Styles by any means. He's a little bit smaller than AJ. He's not AJ Styles. I like his conditioning, he works hard, he'll do anything and sacrifice his body at all odds. He'll throw himself around and take incredible bumps. He's a hell of a hand. You're asking me who is good and who is great. He's very good," he said. "As a babyface, it's more believable. He can sell his ass off so when he's making a comeback, it's more fun to watch him make a comeback against bigger guys. It's harder for me to believe he's going to hold someone down. As a babyface, who is just average size but loaded with talent, I much prefer to see him fighting from underneath."

Flair said he believes he and Danielson could have a great match as long as Danielson was the babyface because he would take his offense and make it look good.

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.

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