Various: Bryan Danielson on AEW & WWE Differences, Impact Knockouts Knockdown Card, Indies

Bryan Danielson Comments on Differences Between AEW & WWE

ABC 6 Philadelphia held a recent interview with Bryan Danielson. One of the topics discussed included his thoughts on the differences between AEW and WWE.

“I mean there’s a litany of differences. But I think this is one of the things that drew me to AEW and why I kind of wanted to come to AEW: It’s that AEW is a wrestling-first company; it’s a wrestling company for wrestling fans. Sometimes WWE is more just based on general entertainment where they want to reach as many casual viewers as possible, where I think AEW is like ‘hey, if you love wrestling, here’s this.’ But also even if you’re not a wrestling fan, we’re putting on wrestling, and the wrestling itself is going to bring you in.

If you were to do a comparison just watching the shows, you’ll see that there’s a lot more wrestling in the two hours of Dynamite than there is even in a three-hour WWE Raw. Sometimes there’s more wrestling on an AEW Dynamite show than there is in RAW and SmackDown combined. So that’s one of the things that drew me to it because as a fan, when I was in high school everybody loved the Rock and (‘Stone Cold’) Steve Austin. They were my least favorite people because all they did was talk …

It’s just a different style marketed towards different people. It’s just a different philosophy on wrestling. My dream when I started wrestling was not to be in WWE and to main event WrestleMania or anything like that; my dream when I started wrestling was actually to be a big star in Japan, because I loved the Japanese wrestling style which is very wrestling-based. I also liked the idea because I was scared to death of public speaking. I loved the idea of being able to go to Japan- you could be mildly famous over there, and then come back and nobody would know who you are, and I loved that idea. ‘For sure, that’s what I’m going to do,’ and then, yeah, that didn’t happen.”

Full Field Announced for Impact’s Knockouts Knockdown Tournament, Current Card for Knockouts Knockdown

Impact Wrestling recently announced that Rachael Ellering and Brandi Lauren are the final official entrants for their Knockouts Knockdown tournament at their upcoming Knockouts Knockdown event on October 9th.

Current card for Impact Wrestling’s Knockouts Knockdown:

  • Eight-woman Knockouts Knockdown tournament – Mercedes Martinez, Lady Frost, Renee Michelle, Chelsea Green, Tasha Steelz, Jamie Senegal, Rachael Ellering, and Brandi Lauren
  • Impact Knockouts Championship – TBA vs. Deonna Purrazzo (c)
  • Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championship – The Influence (Madison Rayne & Tenille Dashwood) vs. Decay (Havok & Rosemary)
  • Daffney Memorial Monster’s Ball match

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Game Changer Wrestling recently announced that Lio Rush and Marko Stunt will be making an appearance for the company at their Fight Club event on October 9th in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

GCW also announced that Davey Richards and Masha Slamovich will be making an appearance for the company at their Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 7 event on October 22nd in Los Angeles, California.

Impact Wrestling reportedly recently has been making a big push to sign Braun Strowman to an official contract with the company, according to Fightful Select. It was reported that Impact officials have been making this big push towards Strowman for the past month with several officials spoken to stating that they feel confident that Strowman will be signing with the company soon.

Former Impact Wrestling Tessa Blanchard reportedly has recently signed a deal to join the upcoming relaunch of Women of Wrestling (WOW), according to Fightful Select. It was reported that the promotion will be relaunching in 2022 and will be going under the new name of New Generation Wrestling (NGW).

The Hollywood Reporter reported that former WCW wrestler David Arquette is currently in the process of launching a new circus company called Empire Circus in Brooklyn, New York. It was reported that this new circus will be holding digital interactive events with Bozo the Clown among those performing for the company.

The Wrestling Revolver recently announced a new match for the card of their Tales From The Ring 4 event on October 30th in Clive, Iowa:

  • Jon Moxley vs. Jimmy Jacobs