Bryan Danielson FINING AEW Stars For Social Media Conduct

American Dragon laying down the law to AEW social stars being daft on X.

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If you're an AEW wrestler and you posted something silly on social media, Bryan Danielson is probably going to fine you.

This week, on Fightful's The Hump, Sean Ross Sapp stated that Danielson and the rest of AEW's disciplinary committee were fining company personnel based on their social media conduct. SRS commented that he knew or at least one or two people who'd felt the American Dragon's wrath in this regard.

There is currently no word on which AEW stars have been issued such fines, though the company isn't exactly short of wrestlers who have been seen tweeting or liking tweets critical of AEW's creative direction.


Most major companies have social media policies governing personnel conduct. It seems AEW is no different.

Last month, it was reported that Danielson was part of the disciplinary committee that ultimately decided CM Punk should be fired from AEW. Bryan was placed in this role as he is seen as an "appropriate moral compass who exemplifies objectivity."


On 27 November, Bryan tweeted the following, having seemingly said similar at a talent meeting several months prior:

My dad always told me, “The right thing is often the hardest thing to do.” It won’t always make the most money. It won’t always be the most popular. But it’s still the right thing. #AEW
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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.