Bryan Danielson is seriously impressed with All Elite Wrestling roster mate Jade Cargill.
Interviewed on the Masked Man Show, Danielson spoke of his jealousy at how quickly the reigning AEW TBS Champion has been able to pick up certain aspects of pro wrestling, quipping that she has mastered things in 11 months that he has chased since starting his career 22 years ago (h/t Fightful):-
"Pro wrestling is very unique in the sense that anybody if they work hard enough, can get pretty good at this. Whether you make a living from it, that’s a different thing, but can get pretty good at the technical aspects of professional wrestling. Again, I think that comes down to a certain discipline. In my short time working with her, she works very hard. She…can I say that I’m jealous? [Laughs]. In the sense that, she’s been wrestling a little over ten months, maybe now 11 months, and she comes out with more presence and looks like more of a star than I have ever looked in my entire career. When I work with her too, she’s so athletic and strong and when it’s time to work, she works."
Cargill worked her first ever wrestling match on Dynamite's The Crossroads special on 3 March 2021, teaming with NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal to defeat Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet. She has since stayed undefeated in AEW, embarking on a 28-0 run that has seen her become the inaugural TBS Champion.
Since defeating Ruby Soho to take the belt in January, Cargill has mounted successful defences against Anna Jay, Julia Hart, AQA, and The Bunny. Tay Conti is her next challenger at Revolution 2022 this weekend.
Continuing, Danielson said that he had been particularly impressed by Cargill's work ethic and how she has maintained it throughout her push:-
"I’ve been really impressed by her in general and her attitude. It’s easy to come in and if you get a big push, to get a big head, and she’s not like that at all. I’ve been impressed by that. When Tony asked us to work together, I’ve been very impressed with how quickly she learns and how hard she works. Anybody who gets pushed like she does, initially, there is going to be a lot of people who are hard on her and, I’ve never had that pressure. I really haven’t talked to her about this, but there is a certain pressure to being on national TV with less than five months’ experience and going out there and having to do a 10-minute match. I can’t even imagine. The first time I ever did a live TV match, I had been wrestling for over ten years. I was completely comfortable. It’s a completely different ballgame and she’s handled it very well."
Danielson is currently involved in a storyline with Jon Moxley on AEW television. The two face each other at Revolution.