Originally published at Cody Rhodes describes Bryan Danielson as the last star who organically got over on his own
Cody Rhodes assesses the additions of CM Punk and Bryan Danielson to AEW.
Within the span of a month, All Elite Wrestling added CM Punk and Bryan Danielson to their talent roster. Punk is coming off a match with Powerhouse Hobbs and Bryan Danielson is still in the mix with AEW World Champion Kenny Omega.
Cody Rhodes assessed the additions of Punk and Danielson during his conversation with PopCulture.com. While commenting on Danielson, Rhodes looks at him as the last star who kind of organically got over with the crowd on his own.
It was a flashpoint to have Bryan, the last star who organically kind of got over on his own, culminating at WrestleMania 30, when that happened. To have them — but having them is one thing, holding them and their passions manifesting on the screen will be the ticket. I’m confident that both of them will just continue to be massive, massive pieces of our business and great examples for the locker room, because they’re top guys, they’re top guys in reality, in presentation, in work ethic. That is only going to bring up everybody who surrounds them. And that is the job now for anyone who has any modicum of fame, is to reach your hand down and bring up. And, I look forward to what they do with us and helping them in any way I can.
On the topic of Punk, when he returned to wrestling on August 20th, Rhodes texted one of the individuals who formatted the show and gave props to that individual. He said Punk has changed the business and shattered a multitude of records.
I think you’re looking at really a flashpoint in wrestling history, the day that Punk returned in the United Center. I had texted one of the guys who format the show, and I said, you should be proud of yourself. You’re formatting the most important show since Bash at the Beach, and everyone should know the Bash at the Beach I’m referring to, and really that was so special. Every wrestler wants to be in that spot. To hear that crowd that way, and seven years his audience had waited, and to be in his home and the ice cream and just the synergy and the love. I really enjoyed the steam, the look in his eyes; we walked out and saw not just his fans, but what the AEW fans look like. It’s changed our business; he’s broke every record there was.
Danielson is going to be in action on this week’s Dynamite two-year anniversary show. He’ll be teaming with Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus and Christian Cage to take on The Elite (Kenny Omega, Adam Cole & The Young Bucks).