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Potential retirement date of AEW MEGASTAR revealed

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In the high-octane world of professional wrestling, few names have resonated as profoundly as Bryan Danielson. Known for his unparalleled athleticism and indomitable spirit, Danielson has been a cornerstone of AEW (All Elite Wrestling).

However, recent developments suggest that the wrestling community might have to brace itself for the potential retirement of this megastar.

Bryan Danielson: A String of Injuries in AEW

Bryan Danielson’s journey in AEW has been marred by a series of unfortunate injuries. The latest setback was a broken orbital bone, necessitating surgical intervention.

This isn’t the first time Danielson has faced such adversity. Last year, he suffered a concussion, sparking fears about an imminent retirement.

Thankfully, he made a triumphant return to the ring, albeit not without subsequent injuries. Yet, through all these challenges, his spirit remains unbroken, even if his body bears the scars of countless battles.

The End of an Era?

Dave Meltzer recently shed light on Danielson’s current contract situation with AEW during a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio.

According to Meltzer, Bryan Danielson’s AEW contract is set to expire in September 2024. While there’s always a possibility of extending the contract, Danielson, also known as ‘The American Dragon’, seems resolute about his decision to hang up his boots.

Tony Khan, the magnate behind AEW, is known for his integrity and is unlikely to force Danielson into extending his tenure if he wishes to retire.

No Return to WWE

There’s been speculation about Danielson’s next move post-AEW. Some wondered if a return to WWE was on the cards. However, insiders believe that Danielson has no intention of going back to WWE.

He’s expressed a desire to wind down his in-ring career, and it seems the wrestling world might have to come to terms with his departure sooner than anticipated.

There’s also a possibility that fans might miss him in the much-anticipated NJPW Wrestle Kingdom event on January 4th.

A Legacy Unmatched across AEW, WWE, ROH and Beyond

Bryan Danielson’s potential retirement will undoubtedly leave a void in the wrestling world. His dedication, passion, and unparalleled skill set him apart from his peers.

While the decision to retire is entirely his, fans and fellow wrestlers alike will undoubtedly feel the impact of his absence. As of now, all indications suggest that AEW will host Bryan Danielson’s final matches before he bids adieu to the ring.


  • When is Bryan Danielson’s AEW contract set to expire?
    • September 2024.
  • What was Bryan Danielson’s recent injury?
    • A broken orbital bone.
  • Is there a possibility of Danielson returning to WWE after AEW?
    • It’s believed that Danielson has no intentions of returning to WWE.
  • Will Bryan Danielson be participating in the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom event on January 4th?
    • There’s uncertainty surrounding his participation due to his recent injury.
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