Pro wrestling icon and reality star Bryan Danielson hints at retirement after grueling and bloody Iron Man match

  • It looks like Bryan Danielson could retire, again.
  • The professional wrestling icon and reality star delivered a dramatic speech on Wednesday.
  • “It’s time for me to go home,” he said, days after wrestling MJF for an hour at AEW pay-per-view.

wrestling icon bryan danielson hinted in a dramatic speech this week that it may be time to end his career, again.

He AEW wrestler, former Daniel Bryan in WWEendured a grueling, blood-soaked Iron Man match at Sunday’s “Revolution” pay-per-view event, which AEW held on March 5 at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

Danielson headlined the show alongside the charismatic and polarizing Maxwell Jacob Friedmann (MJF), and lost 4-3 in a sudden death overtime match that lasted 65 minutes and 20 seconds.

From the entrances and characters involved to the in-ring skills, the match received rave reviews as critics called it. “pro wrestling perfection”.

However, if it’s not Danielson’s last fight, it may well be one of them, as the 41-year-old made a promo during Wednesday’s “Dynamite” show on TBS, saying it was time for him to go home. .

Danielson said his body ‘had no strength anymore’

Bryan Danielson.

Bryan Danielson.

Photo by AEW

“I always thought I was doing this for my kids,” said Danielson, who shares two children with his wife, fellow WWE star Brie Bella.

Danielson referenced a previous retirement, when he closed his WWE career in 2016 for medical reasons. He returned to the ring two years later.

Danielson, who was a regular on the Total Bellas reality show from 2016 to 2021, left WWE two years ago, but made a surprise appearance on AEW that same year.

“When they forced me to retire, I wanted to teach them that if you love something, you have to fight for it,” he said.

AEW match between MJF and Bryan Danielson.

AEW match between MJF and Bryan Danielson.

Photo by AEW

Danielson later noted that, between waking up “from being unconscious” and finding himself “in a LeBell Lock”, his instinct was to fight, but his body was giving out. “My left leg no longer had strength.”

He added: “When Max said, after the Iron Man Match, that I wouldn’t be able to play with my kids…I realized it. He’s right.

“I was putting myself before my family,” Danielson lamented. “More than tapping, that embarrassed me more than anything else. It’s time for me to go home.”

Check out the promo right here:

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