Fans are concerned for Bryan after the incident (PIcture: AEW)
All Elite Wrestling star Bryan Danielson was involved in a freak accident during Wednesday night’s AEW Rampage taping.
The extent of the apparent injury is unclear, but the former WWE superstar – who was known as Daniel Bryan before leaving the company in April 2021 – looked in pain as he leg was trapped between the ring and elevated entrance ramp.
Danielson and Jon Moxley beat Matt Sydal and Dante Martin in a match set to air on Friday night, before they were confronted by the Jericho Appreciation Society.
A brawl ensued between the JAS and Blackpool Combat Club, and things took a terrifying turn in the melee.
At one point, Danielson’s leg got stuck between the ring and ramp, with some fans at the arena claiming he was caught for around 10 minutes – with others saying it was ‘a few’ – before medical personnel were able to free him.
It’s said part of the ramp needed to be taken out to get him out, and in footage from the incident he can be seen wincing in pain as Moxley looks on.
According to fans in the building, Danielson was able to walk away but appeared to be limping, and so the hope is the injury wasn’t serious.
‘Wishing the best for Bryan Danielson,’ wrote one fan, while another added: ‘I really hope Bryan Danielson is ok and that it’s not a serious injury.’
A third fan tweeted: ‘Prayers for @bryandanielson damn it man this sucks’.
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The incident occurred during a brawl filmed for tomorrow night’s Rampage, with the news breaking after Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite went off the air.
The show was an eventful one, kicking off with former WWE star John Morrison being revealed as the Joker in the Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament.
Appearing as Johnny Elite, the former Intercontinental Champion faced off with Samoa Joe in the quarter final match-up before ultimately losing to the Muscle Buster.
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