Today, I'm a happy man somewhat. Not just because I finally got to kiss my girlfriend after so long, but because Bryan Danielson will be back in the WWE.
Now, some of you are saying, Joe, where are your sources, how could you know this?
Well, I did something called research.
It's not a tough thing to do, in fact, any and all could do it. I just put two and two together. I felt that after so much of this whole Danielson is gone thing, I had to look into it more.
So now, I'm going to give you a few reasons as to why he'll be back in the WWE soon, and won't be going to TNA Wrestling or any other big time promotion.
First off, while TNA has interest in Danielson, he doesn't have interest in them. In fact, he never worked out for them or anything when he was in ROH. The WWE is his dream job, he's said it hundreds of times. So while he loves Ring of Honor, and would go to bat for it any day of the week, the WWE is the place he truly wants to call home.
And as we've seen, the WWE likes Danielson. They want to do a lot with him because he is so good at what he does. And I hate the whole, "he can't talk" crap. If anyone saw NXT, you know he can talk and work a good storyline.
So, he fits the WWE mold in that area. But also, he can wrestle better than anyone in that company, which is why there is no reason to not want him in your promotion, because he's so well rounded and a main event waiting to happen.
And now, we see that John Cena tweets on the subject of "Daniel Bryan" being fired on his account. Saying this:
"I am very upset to hear about the release of bryan danielson. Social networks were formed so people would have a voice, and an opinon.
I Know you all have your own, theories and whatnot. I respect that. I have never asked any of you to feel a certaint way about me. But Bryan left a lasting impression on the wwe universe in a very short time, and although it came at my expense, I agree with the majority of you who are caught off guard by this choice.
I know I'm not exactly appreciated by all, nor do I care to be, but I believe what I believe. I would like bryan to come back to the wwe I would like to sign your petition to bring him back.
I was taught to stand up for what I beileve in. I tried and failed, so I could Use some help. Tell me how to sign and I will. If for nothing else, to at least have a chance to have a match with him after what was done I know that seems a bit more fair.
Give me a chance to have a fair match with him, and give him yet another chance to prove that he does Belong with us.
Sorry for the long message, I know I am probally way out of line, I am sorry if I have offended anyone. But like me or not That is what Hustle. Loyalty. And most importantly Respect means to me. Enjoy game 5."
That alone tells me one of two things:
1: Cena really hates the firing, as he knew it wasn't right that Danielson was a "scapegoat" in a spot planned by McMahon.
2: The WWE wanted him to say this on his account, and this is a way of kinda showing the WWE Universe and IWC more specifically, that Danielson will, in fact, be back on WWE television soon enough.
Vince McMahon called for the tie choke spot, and it wouldn't have mattered who did it, any one of them would have been fired like Danielson legitimately is now. The reason for it is because someone high up who brings big money to the WWE said something about it.
Now, all signs point to Mattel, because it's more of a kid product and it brings HUGE cash in to the WWE. Vince McMahon even said it himself that Mattel was a major partner.
If they had an issue with something, then the WWE had to settle it. Basically McMahon's hand was forced. He didn't want to punish Danielson for something he planned to happen, cause it wasn't right.
But, he had to let him go because of a higher up that brought huge money to the promotion. If this was McDonalds complaining, then the WWE would let it go, so obviously this was not some advertiser here.
I can't cofirm it was Mattel, but it makes a whole lot of sense doesn't it? I think so. But, oh well.
I mentioned this in my last article on the subject, but it bares mentioning again.
McMahon also likes Danielson a lot, he has mentioned this in the past. Danielson is also beloved in the locker room and management was quoted in saying that they wish they had a locker room full of Bryan Danielson's, which shows me how much respect they have for the guy.
It should be noted that Danielson has a 90 day no compete clause, which is basically 3 months. It would be obvious that the choking scandal would be over by then, and on day 89 of the 90 no compete clause, he could be rehired by World Wrestling Entertainment.
If you ask me, he could be back before then. It should also be noted that sources within the WWE say that they want Danielson back in the company, and the release should have never happened in the first place.
The people who got Danielson fired we know by now was a "high profile outside force". Some are saying it could be someone in the Linda McMahon Senate campaign, but I feel Vince would have never fired Danielson over a senate campaign personally. I feel it would only be someone who meant something to the WWE itself, which is basically what I said before in that Mattel is that high profile force who means a lot to the WWE right now.
I'm sure the WWE won't come out and say it, but they might aswell. People like me and others will put two and two together here.
Forget PG for a minute, because the WWE has proved they can give us great programming under it. If their business is soley controlled by an outside force and anything that gets a little edgy has to be "okay'd" by them, then their business won't be worth a thing.
The Mattel deal doesn't expire for about 3 years, so some kind of common ground must be reached if Mattel was the one's behind the Danielson firing.
The release is legit, the legal papers were filed and I have confirmed that. So we know he's officially no longer a WWE contracted talent. But, I can tell you that the WWE wants him back and he WILL be back in the business.
Heck, Vinny Mac and others love this guy. If that's the case, how could you bet against seeing him in the WWE?
Also keep in mind that the WWE never really discusses the reason for a firing with a talent outside a phone call saying they can't use them or they violated the Wellness Policy.
I've heard with Danielson they did tell him what was going down, which shows a respect value to me. He was informed and everyone from the marketing team to the doctor on staff had to have it explained to them. Which shows how baffling it all was.
Also, for those wondering about the whole "N" thing on the NXT rookies armbands. It looks like it could be standing for "The Network", as the WWE just copyrighted that name. Now, I can't say this is confirmed, but all signs point to that to this writer. But the copyright on the name is confirmed and the "N" has to stand for something besides NXT.