Jon Moxley calls AEW Star the greatest wrestler of all time

Blackpool Combat Club’s Bryan Danielson has received a lot of praise for his in-ring work during his 20+ year career, but in the post-show media scrum after AEW X’s Forbidden Door Pay-Per-View NJPW, current interim AEW World Champion Jon Moxley had a particularly strong compliment for his stablemate BCC.

“In my book, Bryan Danielson is the greatest professional,” Moxley said. “People say like, ‘[Hiroshi] Tanahashi is one of the greatest of all time, Jericho is the GOAT, ‘you know, just for my money, in my opinion, the greatest professional wrestler to ever live, to ever make it in the ring , is Bryan Danielson.

Danielson has been in professional wrestling for over two decades, winning a host of titles throughout his career, such as the ROH Pure Championship, ROH World Championship, WWE Championship, Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship and WWE Tag Team Championships. . Danielson also had the prestigious distinction of being in the first class of the Hall of Fame for ROH alongside CM Punk, Samoa Joe, the Briscoes and former ROH owner Cary Silkin.

Danielson was originally scheduled to fight Zack Saber Jr. at Forbidden Door, however, as fate would have it, Danielson would not be medically cleared to compete due to injury. His replacement ended up being former WWE United States and Tag Team Champion Claudio Castagnoli, formerly known as Cesaro in WWE. In his AEW debut, Castagnoli came out with Blackpool Combat Club merchandise signifying his confirmed allegiance to the group and won after over 18 minutes of action.

Danielson and Castagnoli worked together before that, as they were together in both ROH and WWE. They most recently teamed up in April 2021, defeating the team of Seth Rollins and Jey Uso in what would be Danielon’s last tag team match in WWE, and his penultimate match there.

The Blackpool Combat Club now consists of Danielson, Moxley, Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta. The group is led by former Intercontinental Champion and former NXT General Manager William Regal.

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