Let’s be honest, we think Bryan Danielson is a dream opponent for pretty much everybody. He has the ability, like few people in the history of wrestling, to get at least a good match out of almost everyone he meets in the ring. With Danielson, we don’t think we have to give a disclaimer about needing a certain era of Andre to make this match pop, Bryan could work with him in any condition. Physically hurting, later years Andre? Bryan would still find a way to get something fun out of him. He could adapt his offense, he’d figure out a story that he could tell. No matter the opponent, Bryan always finds a way.
Andre’s huge mass would be able to absorb Bryan’s blistering arsenal of kicks. Bryan has also shown that against big men he can take a vicious attack and just come back better, more intense. We could see a match that takes a few elements of Danielson’s classic series in ROH against the big and beefy Takeshi Morishima, matches where the size difference did nothing but add to the proceedings and in some ways, became one of their biggest selling points. Andre the Giant vs. Bryan Danielson is the kind of match WWE probably would’ve never booked in their size-obsessed ’80s, but we would’ve loved to have seen it.