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AEW’s Bryan Danielson compares ‘Hangman’ Page to Steve Austin

AEW’s Bryan Danielson compares ‘Hangman’ Page to Steve Austin

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Bryan Danielson on “Hangman” Web page: “To me, he wrestles a modernized version of the procedure in which Steve Austin wrestled”

Bryan Danielson gets his first shot at the AEW world title, tough “Hangman” Adam Web page on tonight’s “Chilly climate is Coming” edition of Dynamite.

Danielson, who wrestled a 30-minute scheme in opposition to broken-down champ Kenny Omega in September in a nontitle match at Arthur Ashe Stadium, believes he is the one most consuming candidate to shoulder the accountability of carrying AEW as its champion.

“AEW followers are attempting so that you just can dispute that the AEW champion is the most traditional wrestler in the arena,” Danielson says. “If I am the AEW world champion, then they’ll manufacture that dispute.

“That came about merit when I became once in Ring of Honor, too. A probability of AEW followers like ‘Hangman,’ and I’m going to derive somewhat a lot of boos. But no person can yelp that I am the most traditional champion in the arena if I change into the AEW champion.”

A transparent ardour defines Danielson’s work. His contemporary string of suits in opposition to the Dark Uncover’s John Silver, Alan Angels, Colt Cabana and Homely Uno have captured his positive pleasure interior the ring, particularly as he relishes any other time playing the villain.

“I in actuality, in actuality derive pleasure from what I’m doing,” says Danielson, who has brought nonstop energy to the ring since his return from retirement in 2018. “I don’t drink [alcohol]. I most consuming started provocative espresso after we had our daughter. For me, wrestling is my high. I’m giddy about this improbable factor known as decent wrestling.

“The act of wrestling is so enjoyable. I smooth make a tape see two days after my suits and that’s where I detect at it from an fair level of internet out about, but I manufacture a prove take advantage of the pleasure of wrestling. I know I’m no longer invincible. Any match will seemingly be my final, so I’m having fun with every moment.”

Danielson is terribly enthused to share the ring with Web page, who he quietly watched fabricate over the years.

“Even while I became once in WWE, I saved an glimpse on skills, I watched ‘Hangman’ in Ring of Honor and Current Japan,” Danielson says. “It’s loopy to look how valuable he’s grown, both from an in-ring standpoint and a personality standpoint.”

Web page’s work and persona, Danielson shares, inspires the image of a latest-age “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin.

“I like his updated brawler model of wrestling,” Danielson says. “To me, he wrestles a modernized version of the procedure in which Steve Austin wrestled, and that cowboy persona reminds somewhat a good deal of folk of Steve Austin. But in 2021, you are going to also’t advance in and be excellent admire Steve Austin. He’s developed this nuanced cowboy persona with a provocative bid.”

After tweaking his knee final week on Dynamite, Danielson effect in an intense week of power coaching to ascertain he is inviting to bid Web page later tonight for the AEW title.

“Within the John Silver match [last week on Dynamite], he caught me in a leg lock,” Danielson says. “Getting out of the leg lock, I tweaked my knee. I became once admire, ‘What is that this?’ That’s because I feel admire I’m the most traditional I’ve ever been. I’m the most traditional version of myself factual now.

“There were times at somewhat a lot of capabilities in my occupation where you are going to also argue I became once the most traditional in the arena, however the version of myself factual now would per chance well be better than any of these versions. My methodology is the most traditional it’s ever been. I don’t derive tired in suits. I’ve been striking in work this week rehabbing my knee, doing stuff I couldn’t have performed merit when I became once Ring of Honor champion and wrestling long, long suits.”

If Danielson becomes the contemporary champion, a straight away precedence will seemingly be editing the leather AEW championship.

“I make no longer notice why we’re smooth making one thing out of animal pores and skin,” says Danielson, who dubbed himself “The Planet’s Champion” when he won the WWE title in 2019 and effect a hemp strap on the belt. “We don’t must. The bogus fibers are excellent as appropriate-attempting and excellent as durable as leather, and we don’t hurt any animals. I don’t know if I’d walk the total technique to the hemp and naturally fallen oak [like the “The Planet’s Champion” belt], but I’d like to derive that changed.”

Because the calendar hits mid-December, there is no longer this form of thing as a query that cool climate is coming—and so is a predominant-occasion-PPV-caliber match. Danielson intends to manufacture a masterpiece in his contemporary home, constructing his first precise defining moment in AEW.

“Very excellent pro wrestling is f—— awesome, and my aim is to express very excellent pro wrestling,” Danielson says. “I’m going to walk available in the market and kick his a–. I 1000% mediate he’s going to kick my a–. It’s going to be a war. It’s going to be the total lot we like about decent wrestling.

“In case you adore decent wrestling, it’s an correct technique to spend a Wednesday evening.”

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Cody Rhodes on Jim Ross: “I will’t dwell up for his return”

AEW’s Dynamite is devoid of its signature insist.

The legendary Jim Ross is undergoing radiation treatments for pores and skin cancer, and his absence is felt in every broadcast he misses.

Ross turns 70 on Jan. 3, but his insist on the air stays timeless. AEW indispensable particular person Cody Rhodes, who Ross has known for the entirety of his occupation, believes there are few somewhat a lot of broadcasters in any genre with the equity, ardour and skills of appropriate ol’ JR.

“Jim is a master at this,” says Rhodes, who’s also an AEW govt vice president and helped champion for Ross to be employed because the maestro of the broadcast crew. “That doesn’t advance without complications, and that doesn’t advance rapidly. His contributions to pro wrestling are worthwhile.”

Level-headed getting better from a hellacious bump two weeks ago on a flaming table, Rhodes understands the huge imprint in having Ross name his suits.

“Right here’s the era of truth being truth,” Rhodes says. “It’s no longer a belief-based mostly completely mostly industrial. So do you’ll want to’re doing it factual, you hear that in Jim’s ardour and you hear it in his praise. That’s telling you you’re doing it factual, straight from any individual who’s performed it factual.”

In uncover for AEW to proceed transferring forward and attain contemporary heights, it wants its signature insist. And while a war in opposition to cancer would per chance well be tenuous, Ross’s return, each time that happens, will seemingly be famed.

“We’ll walk away out Jim, and Jim will return with huge affect, as he continuously does,” Rhodes says. “I never count JR out. If somebody does, excellent wait till you hear the response when his music plays. I have valid respect and admiration for Jim. I desire him to derive healthy, and I will’t dwell up for his return.”

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