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Bryan Danielson: Helping younger AEW talent 'brings value to my life'

The American Dragon spoke with Ron Funches on One Fall.

Bryan Danielson says what brings him joy in wrestling these days is giving back to the business and helping younger talent. 

During an appearance on One Fall with Ron Funches, Danielson says if AEW wanted him to be champion, he'd do it but that's not what inspires him at this point in his career. 

"What I feel like my job is in wrestling at this point is service, and that's actually what brings me the most joy," Danielson said. "Me being champion or anything like that, if they really wanted me to be a champion, if AEW really wanted me to be a champion or whatever it is, I'd do it if they thought it was good for business or whatever it is but that's not what inspires me or what brings me joy. Being able to get in the ring with the younger talent and being able to give back, all that kind of stuff, that's the stuff that brings value to my life now especially as an older wrestler, as someone who is 41. I don't need the spotlight, nor do I even want the spotlight."

"AEW does AEW Dark and AEW Dark: Elevation on YouTube and I love those platforms, and I would love just being on those shows, right? I would love to do that but I think Tony Khan pays me too much money to do that. He wants me to be on their TV show and all that kind of stuff but I would be just as happy if probably not more happy."

"I love to wrestle still, I love being out there in front of the crowd but being able to wrestle and then also helping people achieve their dreams in wrestling as well. Those are the things that really inspire me and light up my brain."