The opening matchup of this past Wednesday night’s episode of Dynamite saw pro wrestling veteran “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels make his AEW in-ring return after being on the sidelines for around 7 months. This comes after AEW President Tony Khan revealed the “massive” announcement that he is now the new owner of ROH. Daniels faced Bryan Danielson in Singles action and came out on the losing end, but this was reportedly not a one-off appearance just to promote the “massive” announcement, with the match being billed as a feud 20 years in the making from their main event match on the first-ever ROH show.
According to Dave Meltzer on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program, Daniels is now expected to be back competing in AEW moving forward, but it was not mentioned if he will be working a full-time schedule or a part-time schedule. Prior to his return on Dynamite last Wednesday night, the former SCU member last competed for All Elite Wrestling on the May 12th episode of AEW Dynamite, when he and Frankie Kazarian loss to then-AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks in a Tag Team Match and was forced to split up. Daniels has since competed in promotions such as DEFY Wrestling, NJPW and IMPACT Wrestling.
Christopher Daniels revealed on a recent episode of Insight with Chris Van Vliet that during his time away from AEW TV he became more involved with signing and/or bringing talents to events, whether it’s AEW Dark tapings in Orlando or live events on the road and Tony Khan surveys the entire pro wrestling industry and if he is interested in bringing in a talent to work a specific show, then they go out of their way to make it happen.