Bryan Danielson is one of the most popular wrestlers in the world, and he recently spoke about rebuilding his love for professional wrestling. Bryan is mostly known for being a former WWE Champion and he was one of the company’s biggest stars.
He left the WWE this year to join AEW as a full-time roster member. After his contract with WWE expired, many people and journalists believed that Bryan would quit professional wrestling. He even hinted at that multiple times during interviews.
According to Bryan, his love for professional wrestling revived during the Pandemic era. He believed that performing in an empty arena was a challenge.
Bryan Danielson Speaks About Why He Started Loving Professional Wrestling Again
“So my contract with WWE was coming up,” Danielson said.
“Brie and I thought when I signed that contract that after this, I’m going to be kind of done. I had told them before the pandemic started, I said ‘we’ve got a little over a year left on my contract, I’m kind of done being a full-time wrestler so let’s use this next year and a half that we have for me and use it to build as many stars as possible.’ What’s the most effective way I can be of use? But then I started really, really loving wrestling during the pandemic again.
Empty arena wrestling. For me, it was such a unique challenge. Oh my gosh." Bryan Danielson also said, “When we were in the WWE Performance Center, there was no people, there was no extra audio, there was no crowd sweetening, there was nothing, and I loved it!
Because it was such a unique challenge as far as like ‘whoa, what even is wrestling? How do you even present this?’ Some people just did their same old thing and that clearly doesn’t work with no crowd. And so it made me look at wrestling differently, it challenged me.
It was a lot of fun. And then my daughter’s going into preschool and I was like maybe it’s just time for me to just be a dad. I had all these conflicting ideas about what I wanted out of my life. I thought 40 was going to be the tipping point where I was just like physically, I won’t be able to do what I want to be able to do. Turns out I’m 40 and I feel great!”