Bryan Danielson was defeated by Daniel Garcia on July 27 and has not appeared on television since. The JAS member took to Twitter to taunt the Blackpool Combat Club.
The Blackpool Combat Club is arguably AEWThe main BCC faction at the moment, but BCC member Bryan Danielson hasn’t been seen much on TV for the past few months. He returned to action to face Daniel Garcia on the July 27 episode of Wednesday night dynamite, where he suffered a shocking loss to Jericho Appreciation Society member. Jon Moxley took to social media to shoot the entire All Elite Wrestling roster over the weekend, leading to a sarcastic response from Garcia.
This bout against Garcia was The American Dragon’s first time wrestling since double or nothing May 29. Danielson appeared to have suffered a concussion during the Anarchy In The Arena match, which kept him on the shelf during the Forbidden Door and Death before dishonor pay-per-views. Last week was supposed to be his triumphant comeback, but Garcia and JAS had other ideas. Jake Hager interfered in the fight, allowing Daniel to defeat Bryan.
Garcia decided to push the bear by responding to Moxley’s impassioned promo. Of his @GarciaWrestling handle on Twitter, he asked, “Why didn’t he mention Bryan? Why isn’t he in this video? What happened to Bryan?” apparently mocking the way fans responded to the official AEW Tweet.
Garcia’s win over Bryan wasn’t clean cut, but getting the win over one of AEW’s biggest stars is a giant feather he now has in his cap. Prior to his fight against Danielson, Garcia had not competed in a singles match on dynamite since June 1, when Jon Moxley submitted it. During his last run in WWE, Danielson had taken to trying to create big stars for the company while taking heavy losses from young talent. The feud between Blackpool Combat Club and Jericho Appreciation Society is well past its expiration date, with Anarchy In The Arena and Blood & Guts looking like matches that should have kicked off. Despite that, at least AEW is using the time to create some new faces for the event’s main stage.
Garcia and Wheeler Yuta have benefited from racing with big names such as Moxley, Chris Jericho and Danielson, and in time those wins will start to count. Garcia is 23 years old and has less than 150 professional games under his belt. He takes every opportunity to improve, however, working in PWG, DEFY, and NJPW when he’s not appearing on AEW television. It’s unclear at this point when Bryan Danielson will be back on TV. He was only on dynamite for a week, and the ad team hasn’t exactly sold him as Garcia is responsible for his disappearance. I hope it’s something AEW may compose soon, lest these matches mean little in the long run.
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