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AEW Reportedly Tried To Get “The Final Countdown” For Bryan Danielson

This past Sunday night’s AEW All Out PPV Event was reportedly one of the best, if not the best PPV in the history of professional wrestling. The show featured the AEW World Tag Team Titles changing hands as well as an appearance from a top NJPW Star and the debuts of three main event calibre talents such as Ruby Soho, Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson.

The All Out PPV would end in a massive way when immediately after his successful title defense, Kenny Omega would cut a promo, but was interrupted by Adam Cole’s music. Cole made his way down to the ring and reunited with The Elite. As Omega was closing out the show with his signature sign-off, the music of Bryan Danielson hit and he made his way down to the ring. Bryan then sided with Christian Cage and Jurassic Express and stood across The Elite. Bryan, Christian Cage and Jurassic Express would quickly fend off The Elite, then end the show with a celebration.

Danielson used Born For Greatness by Elliott Taylor as his entrance theme and not The Final Countdown by Europe, which he used on the independent scene and ROH before he went to the WWE. Bryan would come out initially to his WWE entrance theme, “Flight Of The Valkyries” by Wilhelm Richard Wagner prior to the theme transitioning into “Born for Greatness”.

Dave Meltzer noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that AEW President and CEO Tony Khan did try to get “The Final Countdown” By Europe as Danielson’s entrance theme music, but the rights of the song were reportedly too costly for AEW.

This is what Dave Meltzer said:

“So The Final Countdown will not, as you can see, they played a version of Last of the Valkyrie, a remix of that. There was, in fact, an attempt to have him come out to The Final Countdown figuring the place would explode, which they did anyway, but even for Tony Khan it was cost-prohibitive.”

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