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Blackpool Combat Club member, Bryan Danielson, has some potential matchups in mind regarding the AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling Forbidden Door supershow at the end of June.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Danielson spoke about the history he has with some members of the New Japan roster and who he’d like to face at the event.
“I would love to wrestle Okada,” Danielson said. “But in the back of my mind, I’m thinking about Zack Sabre Jr. and wrestling him to see who is the best technical wrestler in the world. We have two very different styles of technical wrestling. We wrestled in 2008, and he was just a kid, but I was super impressed with him then. He’s grown into this amazing wrestler, and I don’t ever recall seeing anyone wrestle with his technique.
“There are a ton of guys I’d like to wrestle. You mentioned Okada, and that’s a match I really want. I want [Tomohiro] Ishii. Tanahashi and I wrestled in 2004, but we are totally different people now than we were then. That would be a lot of fun. Shingo and I wrestled in 2010. That would also be a lot of fun. I was hoping to get a match against Kenta in WWE, but it just never happened, and I would love to wrestle him. I’d also love to wrestle [Katsuyori] Shibata. I’m open to whoever Tony [Khan] and New Japan want me to go up against.”
Forbidden Door will air live on PPV on June 26 from the United Center in Chicago, IL. Matches for the event have not been announced at this time.