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Top AEW Star Being Held Back By AEW From Competing In DEFY

DEFY Wrestling held the promotion’s Wild One’s Event last weekend in Seattle, Washington and the main event featured a brutal showdown between top AEW Star Jon Moxley and one of the most sadistic talents in all of pro wrestling “Filthy” Tom Lawlor. The AEW Star walked out of the matchup as the winner and immediately following the bout, Moxley addressed the live crowd. Jon Moxley said that Bryan Danielson could be showing up at a future DEFY Wrestling Event to team with him, but that could potentially not end up happening.

Dave Meltzer revealed on a recent Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW is holding off on having the company’s top star in Bryan Danielson wrestle in DEFY Wrestling because All Elite Wrestling wants The American Dragon’s first match in Seattle, Washington to be with AEW when they make their debut in the market. There’s no word yet on when AEW plans to hold a show in Seattle, Washington, but updates will be provided once it has been made available.

AEW Star Bryan Danielson made his debut with the promotion towards the end of this past September 5’s All Out PPV Event, when he made his way down to the ring and saved Christian and the Jurassic Express from a nasty beatdown at the hands of The Elite/ SuperKliq. Danielson then made his Dynamite debut on the Wednesday, September 8th episode of the show, when he had an in-ring segment with Kenny Omega. He then made his AEW in-ring debut on the September 22nd Grand Slam episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT, when he went up against Kenny Omega in a one-on-one match that ended in a 30-minute time-limit draw.

Ever since Danielson signed with AEW this past September, he has not wrestled for any other promotion and he has mostly been put in a main event spot. Danielson last competed for AEW on the May 4 episode of Dynamite, when he, Jon Moxley and ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta beat A.F.O.’s Angelico, The Blade and The Butcher in Trios action.

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