Rocky Romero details the lead-up to his match with Bryan Danielson.
Appearing on The Battleground Podcast, Romero revealed that he got the call from Tony Khan just a few days before the show and was taken aback, momentarily, when they asked for him to be Danielson's opponent on Dynamite. He said the following:
"It was really cool because, I mean, it kind of happened short notice, too. I think I got the call on a Friday and then I showed up on Dynamite on that Wednesday. Tony called me and he was like, 'Hey, I was talking to Danielson and I was thinking, 'Man, it'd be cool if we had some forbidden door action this next week on Dynamite.' Danielson's been getting ready for the PPV, it might be an opportunity to do something with Danielson.' So I was thinking, 'Of course, who are they going to be interested in? Maybe like Juice or Finlay or somebody.' Then he goes, 'So we were thinking maybe Danielson vs. Rocky Romero.' It took me a second because I was like, 'Oh, me? Oh, you want me.' I'm like, 'Well that makes sense because obviously Danielson and I have so much history going back to the original LA Dojo, training together, and making our debut in New Japan in October of 2002. Just two young kids.' So, why not? Yeah, that's kind of cool, that's a really cool thing. I was just really happy with how it turned out and I thought the match was really, really cool and first time being on Dynamite and TNT was awesome and to do it against someone that I have that kind of history with, and obviously, he's a huge freaking superstar now, so getting to go toe-to-toe with him and showing what I got was amazing."
Romero and Danielson had a hard-fought encounter, but it was The American Dragon who would ultimately emerge victoriously. Earlier in the night, Romero was involved in a segment in which he extended an invitation to Orange Cassidy and Best Friends to join New Japan's CHAOS faction.
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