On this past week’s edition of AEW Dynamite, “The Purveyor of Violence” Jon Moxley dominantly defeated Wheeler Yuta in a brutal display of aggression. As the match concluded, “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson would step into the ring and congratulate Moxley on his commanding victory. Bryan Danielson immediately got on the mic and proceeded to state the pros and cons of an unprecedented offer he was about to make to Jon Moxley.
Bryan Danielson would go on to sing Mox’s praises, touting him as the best AEW World Champion of all time and one of the best wrestlers in the world today. Danielson stated that he had a sudden realization about the two of them. Danielson recognized that instead of fighting against each other, they should consider fighting together, taking over the AEW landscape. Mox had a stern look on his face, contemplating this unprecedented offer laid before him.
Before Moxley could answer, Danielson would cut him off and say to take time and think this through as the segment ended shortly thereafter. This angle that All Elite Wrestling presented its fans is a very intriguing one, to say the least. Let us dive deeper into the pros and cons of Jon Moxley possibly aligning himself with Bryan Danielson.
Bryan Danielson’s Offer to Jon Moxley
Pro: Helping Future Stars
One of the most intriguing things Danielson had to say was that he and Moxley could prepare the superstars of tomorrow. Danielson dropped names like Dante Martin, Lee Moriarty, and “Red Death” Daniel Garcia. If AEW decides to pull the trigger on this partnership, Mox and Danielson could be amazing mentors in and out of the ring for these youngsters. Throwing in the likes of The Varsity Blonds in the mix, you’ve got a class of students that will thrive under the tutelage of Moxley and Danielson.
This mentoring angle doesn’t necessarily mean they need to form a faction. They can just take young talent, put them under their wing, and once they’re given the rub as bonafide stars swiftly, move on.
Pro: Two-Man Army
Another angle that Danielson pitched for this partnership is the ability to win all the AEW titles with Moxley. This possible situation conjures up images reminiscent of The Two-Man Power Trip of Steve Austin and Triple H. That might not sound too enticing for fans, but AEW will surely go about this from another perspective.
Unlike The Two-Man Power Trip, Moxley and Danielson could simply dominate in singles and tag action. These certified megastars don’t need the titles to evoke a loud reaction and put on good matches, as evidenced by the crowd’s reception of them. However, if AEW does want to put the titles on them, an AEW World Tag Team Championship run wouldn’t be bad at all.
Of course, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus are expected to have a lengthy reign, as they should. But, if AEW decides to transition the titles to a face tag team, like Santana and Ortiz, have Moxley and Danielson take the titles off of Jurassic Express before All Out. This gives Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy roughly seven months as champions. Then, they could have a monumental match setup for their premier event with the face tag team coming out on top.
Not only does this angle give Moxley and Danielson a title run and a reason to setup up a dream between the two at Full Gear or next year’s Revolution, but it also provides a major win to kick off a title reign.
Con: It May Not Happen
This is probably the only and biggest con to this whole angle; it might not happen at all. Moxley is an antihero who doesn’t need the help of anyone. Some might even find this angle counterintuitive to Mox’s character as the ultimate ass-kicking machine. However, fans are behind Danielson enough to warrant the exploration of this angle. It’s expected that Moxley will turn down this offer. However, if he doesn’t, it will definitely be an interesting piece of long-term booking that branches out into different paths, giving AEW a treasure trove of angles to work with for a long while.
Will this angle happen? Probably not. Should it happen? Yes, but it’ll depend on AEW, Tony Khan, and every key player that possibly will be involved in this angle. If executed correctly, this will definitely be one exciting story to see play out on our television screens. These are some of the interesting pros and cons of this Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson angle. We’ll just have to see how this unfolds.
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