In an event that has already made history, All Out proved to be one of the best shows of the year and helped to focus attention on the product offered by All Elite Wrestling. The climax of the show came after the main event, when Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson, former WWE Daniel Bryan, made their AEW debut.
During a questioning session that took place after All Out, Bryan Danielson was able to explain how he came to the decision to leave WWE after more than 10 years and two WrestleMania main events. "Honestly, it was an internal struggle for me.
I loved working after I worked before. I loved the people I worked with. There was never that moment when the decision seemed obvious to me. I don't know how many of you are married or have children. When you are married and have children, life becomes a bit monotonous.
I wish nothing more, but my life is a little more monotonous now. I felt that at least part of my life had to be more reckless. I watched what these guys were doing and wondered if I was still capable of it. The answer is yes. I said to myself: "I don't care: I'll go there and show everyone what Elite means," he said.
Bryan Danielson made his AEW debut
Bryan Danielson talked about how the tribute show for Brodie Lee was the moment when the AEW hypothesis first seemed credible and what the relationship is with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon: "Knowing that my contract was up, that was when I really started thinking about it [the Brodie Lee tribute show].
But the final decision was not that simple and I had to make a lot of considerations. WWE has been very considerate of me and I am grateful for the offer they made me. They also gave me the freedom to start other projects outside of the company.
But ... I hate to say that because Vince and I have a great relationship. I love him, really. But sometimes he is overprotective of me and I want to feel able to push myself beyond my limits." From the sound of it, Bryan Danielson will likely feud with Kenny Omega's stable.
The promo indicates that it could be a long-term storyline. It would be interesting to see how everything gets executed. Before Daniel Bryan debuted, Adam Cole arrived and joined The Elite, turning heel in the process. The crowd thought he would challenge Kenny Omega as Cole came down to the ring. But it turned into a swerve and he knocked out Jungle Boy.