Note on Bryan Danielson's Contract With AEW; Details on Negotiations With WWE


-- On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Danielson jumping to AEW was discussed. It was noted that Danielson had a very difficult decision to make as WWE made a very strong offer and was willing to work with him in his desire to work with NJPW. It was loosely suggested that WWE President Nick Khan’s negotiations to form an exclusive alliance with New Japan was related to this. Both the AEW offer and WWE offer were said to be similar from a money standpoint and both offers also gave him the opportunity to take New Japan dates, something Danielson thought would pave the way for other WWE stars in their own negotiations.

-- In the end, Danielson signed a reported three-year contract with AEW but the door is reportedly open for him to return to WWE after that time should he want to. Not only does Danielson have a great relationship with Vince McMahon and is a big fan of his, but he has ties to the promotion with wife Brie and WWE talent head John Laurainitis is married to the mother of Brie and Nikki Bella.