Bryan Danielson is a former WWE Wrestler and he spoke about the differences between AEW and WWE. Many people believe that WWE is no longer a proper professional wrestling company. WWE is more focused on producing content for TV and its huge network.
That is the reason why AEW is rising in popularity. AEW managed to sign Bryan, and it was one of the company’s biggest signings. Bryan has already wrestled several times in AEW. On ABC 6 Action News, he stated that AEW feels like a professional wrestling company, whereas WWE did not.
Bryan Danielson Talks About What He Feels are the Differences Between WWE and AEW
“I mean there’s a litany of differences,” Danielson said. “But I think this is one of the things that drew me to AEW and why I kind of wanted to come to AEW.
It’s that AEW is a wrestling-first company; it’s a wrestling company for wrestling fans. Sometimes WWE is more just based on general entertainment where they want to reach as many casual viewers as possible, where I think AEW is like ‘hey, if you love wrestling, here’s this.’ But also even if you’re not a wrestling fan, we’re putting on wrestling, and the wrestling itself is going to bring you in.
“If you were to do a comparison just watching the shows, you’ll see that there’s a lot more wrestling in the two hours of Dynamite than there is even in a three-hour WWE Raw. Sometimes there’s more wrestling on an AEW Dynamite show than there is in RAW and SmackDown combined.
So that’s one of the things that drew me to it because as a fan when I was in high school everybody loved the Rock and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. They were my least favorite people because all they did was talk.
I like the ‘wrestler’ wrestlers”. He then spoke about going to AEW as switching jobs. According to him, it is similar to switching jobs. “I think it’s essentially like just changing jobs,” Bryan Danielson stated.
“Like anytime that you switch jobs, you do similar work but there’re differences. There’re differences in culture and there’re differences in all sorts of things. I would think to the average person most people can understand that.
It’s like if you’re a teacher and you want to switch schools or if you’d like teaching third grade instead of sixth grade. You switch for different reasons”.