Posted on 9/13/123 by Colin Vassallo
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Bryan Danielson admitted
that his full-time gig as a wrestler might soon come to an
end but he’ll always be around and will never really retire.
Last week on Collision, Danielson said that he promised his
daughter that when she turns seven, he will dial it down and
step away from the ring. His daughter is now six, and
Danielson said that he thinks it will be around August of
next year when he will start thinking about walking away. He
also revealed that his AEW contract is up shortly after his
But, despite not wrestling full time, he ain’t going
“I didn’t get a chance to do All In this year. I would like
that chance next year,” Danielson told SI. “We have a show,
WrestleDream, this October 1 in Seattle where I’m wrestling
Zack Sabre Jr. If we have another next year in Seattle?
Maybe it will be then. My daughter turns seven in May, so
it’s a good time to close down the shop.”
Danielson admitted that over the past year, every time he
wrestled he got injured and he sees that as a sign.
“I always thought I’d wrestle until the day I die,” he
continued. “But it’s not going to be this regular, weekly
wrestling. I don’t even know if it’s going to be wrestling
at big shows. I’ve always wanted to wrestle for DEFY in
Seattle. How easy would it be for me to call the promoter
and pop in some weekend? They wouldn’t even need to promote
me. I could come in, surprise people, and do my thing.”
The full interview can be read at si.com.