WWE: Why the Bryan Danielson Firing Is a Work

Big BigotCorrespondent IJune 13, 2010

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24:  World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon is introduced during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Right, so as we ALL know WWE has released a statement saying that Bryan Danielson has been released from his contract, blah blah blah, and that they wish him the best of luck in the future.

Now I really hope I am right, but I am 99 percent sure this is all a work. I have several reasons which I will list as to why I am so sure it is.


1. Under kayfabe rules, he isn't under contract!

Technically, they have been trying to sell him as someone who has already failed to break into WWE.

Let's get something straight here. If any of the other NXT rookies has their contracts terminated they would not have gotten such a big story on the WWE website homepage.

So for me, I think if this was legit it would have just been some press release as opposed to the website.


2. The excuse is crap!

First off, we are sure it was for strangling Justin Roberts and apparently violating PG. Wrestling Observer is the source and they are never wrong.

But let me get this straight. Apparently it is PG (this is a reference to the Triple H-Orton feud last year) to have someone apparently break someone else's leg, attack and sexually harass their wife, smash into somebody else's home and terrorize them, but choking a guy with his belt isn't.

I am pretty sure I saw people choking others with belts in the two strap matches we have had last year.

But hey, lets assume it isn't PG. Apparently from what we hear, Bryan Danielson's backstage behaviour has been exemplary.

So let me also then get this straight.

Chris Jericho, Jeff Hardy, or anybody else for that matter, can get busted by police and violate clear cut rules but only get a slap on the wrist? But Danielson, who violates one rule is fired on the spot? Don't give me that crap.

If it was such a serious incident they would have told him to not do it again. We aren't exactly talking about some talentless fool with no potential, like Chris Masters.

We are talking about possibly the most outstanding technical wrestler in North America EVER. So yeah, the excuse makes no sense.


3. Stairwell attacks anyone?

I can list so many kayfabe stories WWE tried desperately to push as legit its not even funny. Stairwell attacks, Vince million dollar mania accident, Donald Trump buys Raw, and the list could go on and on.

Now if WWE had treated this like the recent Drew McIntyre or Matt Hardy firing, then it would have been obvious to even the little kids in John Cena shirts that it was fake.

This way, the WWE has ALL of us desperately trying to work out by looking into as many loopholes as we can to see if this is for real.

Personally I just think this is really good writing on their part. Again, I could be wrong and perhaps this is could just be a blik of mine, but let's look at things rationally.

When was the last time a wrestler this high-profile, in a feud and rising as hot as Danielson's, let go for a reasons as stupid as this?