Bryan Danielson would love to convince Tony Khan to let himself and MJF open AEW Revolution

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/03/02/bryan-danielson-would-love-to-convince-tony-khan-to-let-himself-and-mjf-open-aew-revolution/

Danielson chats his upcoming world title match. 

Sunday, March 5th is the date of All Elite Wrestling’s next pay-per-view, Revolution. The show is being headlined by Bryan Danielson versus MJF in a 60-minute Iron Man match for the AEW World Championship

Leading up to the event, Danielson chatted with Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso and stated that he’d love to convince AEW President Tony Khan to let himself and MJF open the pay-per-view. 

I would love to convince Tony [Khan] to let us go first, mostly because I go to bed really early. On Sunday, my wife couldn’t believe this; I went to bed at 8:03. There is a chance I will be going to the ring at that time this Sunday. We’ll be in San Francisco, and the idea of wrestling at five is much more suited to my personality.

Further commenting on the upcoming bout, Danielson feels the biggest task is going to be holding the crowd’s attention for that long period of time. He feels the matches before them are going to be ‘outstanding’ and added that himself and MJF cannot have a ‘stinker’. 

The biggest concern is holding the live crowd’s attention. It is very important to have statement moments scattered regularly throughout the match. Having just read two books by Cormac McCarthy, he’s a great study in minimalism when it comes to fiction. He has these incredible sentences that hit you right in the heart. We need those sprinkled throughout the match, and plot twists. Overall, it needs to be a compelling narrative where the live crowd feels it. I know, 100%, the matches before us are going to be outstanding. We’re going an hour, and we can’t have a stinker. This is the last match of the night.

POST Wrestling will have audio and written coverage of Revolution. Below is the match card for the show: 

  • AEW World Championship — 60-Minute Iron Man Match: MJF (c) vs. Bryan Danielson
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships — Four Way Tag Match: The Gunns (Austin & Colten Gunn) (c) vs. The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) (w/ Billy Gunn) vs. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett vs. Danhausen & Orange Cassidy
  • Texas Death Match: Jon Moxley vs. Hangman Adam Page
  • TNT Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Wardlow
  • Chris Jericho vs. Ricky Starks
  • AEW Women’s World Championship — Three Way Match: Jamie Hayter (c) vs. Saraya vs. Ruby Soho
  • AEW World Trios Championships: The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt & Nick Jackson) (c) vs. House of Black (Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews & Brody King) (w/ Julia Hart)
  • No Holds Barred: Christian Cage vs. ‘Jungle Boy’ Jack Perry