Prior to his unfortunate injury, Bryan Danielson was reportedly set to wrestle on TV more, including at Blood and Guts.
This past Sunday saw AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling come together to put on the second annual Forbidden Door. The show saw Will Ospreay reclaim the IWGP United States Championship over Kenny Omega and was main evented by a dream match between Bryan Danielson and Kazuchika Okada.
However, despite earning a submission victory over the NJPW icon, Danielson suffered a forearm fracture ten minutes before the end of the contest. As is his nature, The American Dragon finished the bout before his injury was revealed post-match.
To provide an update on what may have been planned had Bryan not picked up his injury, Fightful Select have reported that the 42-year-old was set to compete on AEW TV much more frequently following Forbidden Door, with him even being lined up to compete in this year’s Blood and Guts match.
“Unfortunately, Danielson’s injury occurred, and caused several adjustments creatively for AEW. There were plans for Danielson to wrestle more on television following Forbidden Door, and he was to be involved in Blood and Guts, targeted for July in Boston.”-Fightful Select
Of course, Danielson’s injury comes as a serious blow to AEW, with Bryan himself addressing the injury at the post-show media scrum and estimating that he may be out for around six to eight weeks.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on the injury status of Bryan Danielson as well as AEW’s creative plans without him as we hear more.