On the August 10th, 2021, edition of AEW Dark, Daniel Garcia picked up his first win as a part of the company as he defeated Fuego Del Sol. Garcia had featured on Dark a number of times prior to his match with Fuego, although this was the first time Red Death had his hand raised. Since then, Garcia has been on an upwards trajectory like no other, and now finds himself positioned as a key player on Dynamite and Rampage.
Garcia currently plies his trade as a member of the Jericho Appreciation Society, and this past Wednesday’s Dynamite saw him shockingly defeat Bryan Danielson in what many consider to be Garcia’s biggest victory of his career thus far.
Appearing on the Battleground podcast, Garcia explained why he believes he’s been AEW’s MVP over the last year.
“Definitely. When it comes to AEW, I’ve been the MVP over the past year, since I’ve got here. It’s about to be my year anniversary in AEW. I’ve had the most televised main events over the past year. Every opportunity that they’ve given me, I’ve knocked it out of the park. Right when I got to AEW, everyone goes, ‘Who is Daniel Garcia? Why is he getting so many main events?’ Once a main event happened, the next one happened, the next one happened, you saw how high of a level I was performing at. Everyone knew why I was getting put in those situations. Tony (Khan) can see talent and pick out talent. He was able to see my talent very early on. Other people are just starting to catch up to what Tony was seeing.”-Daniel Garcia
As well as Bryan Danielson, Garcia had recently shared the ring with the likes of CM Punk, Jon Moxley, Darby Allin, and Eddie Kingston, with his stock raising after every performance.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription.