As seen during Sunday night’s All Out pay-per-view event, Bryan Danielson made his AEW debut. During his entrance, he didn’t use Europe’s “The Final Countdown” song and many fans questioned why, especially considering that AEW President Tony Khan has been able to secure the rights to music for several other wrestlers. Danielson is now using a theme song that was produced by Elliott Taylor, who is one of Bryan’s close friends.
According to a report from the Wrestling Observer, Tony Khan did try to purchase the rights to “The Final Countdown” by Europe for the event. With that being said, getting the rights to the song would have been “cost prohibitive” for AEW, “even for Tony Khan.”