Current WWE star Daniel Bryan is one of the biggest indy professional wrestling stars of all time. At one point it was believed that Bryan could possibly be a part of the All In pay-per-view once his WWE deal was up.
Unfortunately for indy fans, Bryan was never able to make that happen, and in fact recently signed a new contract with WWE. Before the All In PPV got underway, Bryan issued out a statement commending Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks for putting on the event:
“Not only is it great for fans but also for wrestlers and the industry as a whole. Congratulations on what will be an amazing event”
What @CodyRhodes, @MattJackson13 and @NickJacksonYB have done to create a groundswell in the wrestling community is both incredible and inspiring. Not only is it great for fans but also for wrestlers and the industry as a whole. Congratulations on what will be an amazing event https://t.co/dHZyqIVsyK
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) September 1, 2018
WWE Hall Of Famer Bully Ray said on Busted Open Radio that he thinks, “deep down” Bryan wishes he could’ve been a part of the show:
“Deep down in his heart of hearts, Daniel Bryan wishes he could have been on that show,” Ray said. “Those are the type of shows that wrestlers like Daniel Bryan pray that they can be a part of because that’s what they came up on.
“All In is basically a ROH-esque show. So a guy like Daniel Bryan who started in ROH, that’s the type of show he wants to be on. Guys like AJ and Joe, anybody who came from that type of atmosphere would have loved to be there.”
"I haven't seen wrestlers and fans come together and have this much fun together since ECW One Night Stand. And that's the highest compliment I can pay to it."@bullyray5150 on the wrestler/fan excitement of @ALL_IN_2018 #AllIn pic.twitter.com/HlF49N7iw5
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) September 4, 2018
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions