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Amid rumors that Daniel Bryan is residence to affix All Elite Wrestling, one ingredient that reportedly carried out into his decision was the opportunity to work with Recent Japan Skilled Wrestling.
Per Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Jason Ounpraseuth of Wrestling Inc.), AEW “has a relationship” with NJPW according to Lance Archer a success the IWGP title from Jon Moxley on Wednesday evening’s episode of Dynamite.
Meltzer added that “the company with the connection with Recent Japan was going to be the accepted” to set apart Bryan.
Meltzer said he did no longer know if Bryan has officially signed with AEW, but all indications correct now are that a deal has been finalized.
Early in his wrestling occupation, Bryan labored for NJPW from 2001-04 when he adopted the American Dragon gimmick. He received the IWGP junior heavyweight set apart workers championship one time with Curry Man.
The old WWE world heavyweight champion has spoken openly about his deserve to work with wrestlers in various companies, collectively with AEW and Recent Japan.
In a March interview with B/R’s Graham GSM Matthews, Bryan singled out Kazuchika Okada, Jungle Boy, MJF and Darby Allin as ability dream opponents he’d luxuriate in to struggle.
Bryan’s last match in WWE came on the April 30 episode of Friday Evening SmackDown when he misplaced a fashionable title match to Roman Reigns with the stipulation he would possibly per chance be banished from the blue set apart.
Per Fightful Rep out (h/t WrestlingInc.com’s Marc Middleton), Bryan’s contract with WWE expired all around the time of his match with Reigns.
Bryan has spent most of the outdated 12 years in WWE. He debuted on the first-ever episode of NXT in 2009 when he misplaced a singles match to Chris Jericho.
Moxley defended the IWGP United States title on both nights of Fyter Fest. He efficiently retained the crown on Evening 1 against Karl Anderson earlier than losing the strap to Archer.
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