Bryan Danielson's Iconic Chants Resurface in AEW-CMLL Tag Match

Danielson Reignites Classic WWE Mantra in AEW-CMLL Showdown

by Noman Rasool
Bryan Danielson's Iconic Chants Resurface in AEW-CMLL Tag Match
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Former WWE standout Bryan Danielson brought a piece of his wrestling history to a recent CMLL event, reviving his famous "Yes/No" chants in a tag team clash that saw AEW stars face off against CMLL's finest. The event, which showcased a rare encounter between Team AEW – comprising Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, and Matt Sydal – and Team CMLL, featuring Blue Panther, Ultimo Guerrero, Mistico, and Volador Jr., was a spectacle of high-flying moves and intense competition.

During a memorable moment in the match, Danielson and Mistico, known to WWE fans as Sin Cara, found themselves locked in a battle of chants, echoing Danielson's beloved WWE era. Despite Team AEW's valiant effort, it was Team CMLL that emerged victorious in this international showdown.

The night's excitement didn't end with the match. In a post-bout challenge that thrilled fans, Danielson called out Blue Panther for a one-on-one match at the upcoming Arena Mexico event on April 5th. Panther accepted, setting the stage for what Danielson has long considered a dream match.

Praising Panther as his all-time favorite luchador, Danielson's respect for his opponent underscores the match's significance.

Evolution of the Chant

Danielson's use of the "Yes" chant dates back to his 2011 WWE World Heavyweight Championship win, a victory that saw his character grow increasingly arrogant, celebrating even minor wins with exaggerated enthusiasm.

However, following a quick defeat at WrestleMania 28, Danielson's character pivoted, adopting a "No" chant in defiance of the fans' support, a move that further endeared him to the wrestling community. This recent embrace of his WWE catchphrases isn't new for Danielson.

In a December 2023 edition of AEW Collision, he humorously engaged with the audience's "Yes" chants, playfully reminding them of the restrictions around the phrase, yet joining in with the chant himself. This blend of nostalgia and current rivalry highlights Danielson's enduring appeal and his ability to bridge his storied past with his present endeavors in the ring.

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