Bryan Danielson suffers fractured right forearm, thinks it’ll be 6-8 week timetable for recovery

Danielson speaks to the press and provides an injury update. 

Coming off of his win over Kazuchika Okada in the main event of AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, Bryan Danielson sat down to take questions and he was first asked about using Europe’s ‘The Final Countdown’. He does not know if it’s a one-off or not because they want a lot of money for the song per play. He added that prior to making his entrance, he was upset about something unrelated to wrestling but when he heard Final Countdown, it changed his mood. 

Danielson planned to wrestle on the 6/28 Dynamite but he fractured his right forearm in the match with Okada. He talked to AEW’s doctors and they think it’ll be six-to-eight weeks before he’s fully recovered. Danielson revealed that in the Iron Man match against MJF at Revolution, he suffered a torn labrum and compressed vertebrae. 

Circling back around to the match with Okada, Danielson said he knew about the fracture 10 minutes out from the finish. It happened from an elbow drop.

One name that he’s looking forward to potentially wrestling is Tomohiro Ishii. 

Danielson admitted that he did not want to follow Will Ospreay and Kenny Omega’s IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Title match at Forbidden Door. 

He would love to wrestle for DEFY Wrestling in Seattle but questioned is it worth it, citing what happened to him in the match with Okada. He said the same for the G1 Climax and would it be smart to do it. 

To close out the scrum, as Danielson was speaking about names in AEW he has yet to share the ring with, he mentioned International Champion Orange Cassidy. Danielson said he doubted Cassidy when he first got to AEW, but now thinks Cassidy is fantastic. 

The match against Okada was Danielson’s 10th this year.

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