Professional wrestler Bryan Danielson, known to fans worldwide, has been a mainstay in the wrestling scene since 1999. With only a brief hiatus due to injury, Danielson has been relentlessly pursuing his passion for the sport, driven by the desire to make the most of his time in the ring before the inevitable toll on his body.
Danielson's wrestling journey took an unexpected turn when he returned to the ring in 2018 after his two-year retirement. Since then, he has been on a mission to rekindle his career and fulfill his dreams. Among those aspirations, a return to Japan is high on his list.
In a recent episode of The Nikki & Brie Show, Bryan Danielson revealed his eagerness to wrestle in Japan once more. He expressed his deep fondness for Japanese wrestling, emphasizing that it holds a special place in his heart.
However, the only thing currently hindering his return to the Land of the Rising Sun is his tightly packed schedule. "Wrestling in Japan is one of my favorite places in the world to wrestle, if not the favorite. I've loved wrestling in Japan.
I would love to wrestle there more. It's just a matter of schedule," Danielson explained.
Japanese Wrestling Influence
Bryan Danielson's connection with Japanese wrestling runs deep, evident in his extensive history of matches against Japanese wrestlers and appearances in Japan.
He once mentioned that his in-ring style draws inspiration from Japanese wrestling legends like Mitsuharu Misawa and Toshiaki Kawada. Throughout his career, Danielson has squared off against some of Japan's finest talents.
Notably, he faced off against KENTA in Ring of Honor (ROH) and later had a rematch in Pro Wrestling NOAH. His contributions also extend to New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he participated in multiple tours during the early 2000s.
He even achieved success in NJPW, capturing the IWJP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships alongside Curry Man on one occasion. As Bryan Danielson strives to make every moment in the ring count, fans eagerly await the possibility of witnessing him return to the Japanese wrestling scene.
While scheduling challenges remain a hurdle, the passion and dedication he brings to his craft suggest that this dream may soon become a reality, allowing fans to witness yet another chapter in his storied career.