Recently released WWE Superstar Bryan Danielson has been quiet about the separation between he and World Wrestling Entertainment for some time now. For weeks we wanted his take on it all, and Danielson didn't let us down. He has finally spoken. So lets not wait, here is Danielson's recent blog on his WWE release:
"WWE has come to terms on the release of NXT first season rookie Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson ) as of today June 11, 2010. We wish Daniel Bryan the best in all future endeavors."
Posted by WWE .com
Since this statement was released I've been bombarded with messages asking me if it's real, and by now I'm sure that most people know that it is.
WWE is very serious about adhering to their PG guidelines, and apparently my actions during the NXT attack on John Cena , namely choking announcer Justin Roberts with his tie and spitting in Cena's face, crossed the boundaries of what is considered "PG." Perhaps the choking was too violent or perhaps the spit was too demeaning. I apologized for both immediately following the incident; but I would be a hypocrite if I apologized for putting everything I have into the attack. I would much rather have gone too far than to come up too short.
As with anyone who gets fired from their job, especially when they feel its unjust, I am angry. Very angry. But I can't fault WWE for how they handled my release. My contract contained a 90 day no-compete clause in the event I was let go, yet the WWE has graciously allowed me start wrestling again on any show that's not taped for television or pay per view.
So with the negatives there also come positives. Before I got signed by WWE last October, I worked hard to bring new fans to independent wrestling. But with most of us having little national exposure the only thing we could do was wrestle our hearts out and hope for word of mouth. Now that I've appeared on WWE television in front of millions of new fans, things are different. My goal is to garner as much interest in independent wrestling over the next 90 days as I possibly can. I hope that some of the people who enjoyed watching me wrestle on TV will give independent companies such as Evolve , Dragon Gate USA and Ring of Honor a chance. I think most of you would enjoy the intimacy between the fans and the wrestlers and the intensity of the action; if you ask the fans who went to the Chikara or AIW shows I was on this weekend, I'm sure 99% of them had a great time. So if you've never been to an independent show, go ahead and dip your toes in... you might find that the water is pretty nice.
As far as what happens after 90 days, nobody knows. I've "heard" that TNA is interested. There are petitions going around to get me back into WWE and the last several weeks there have been fans chanting my names at their shows. People have even brought signs showing their support. And though most of the signs get taken away and though WWE may not be listening to your chants or petitions, I truly appreciate all the support over the last several weeks. It is both overwhelming and heartwarming. But regardless of what offers come in, I am in no rush to make any rash decisions. I enjoy my freedom as much as I enjoyed the benefits offered by being in WWE . My future, as usual, is uncertain. But I am enjoying my return to the independents. I'm hoping to see some of you there."
It's funny, Danielson is probably the nicest type of guy you can find, and he's not just doing it for the public. I've heard people behind the scenes never have an issue with the man, and the main reasons are because of his humility and will to do anything to entertain the fans.
It's not a wonder management has been quoted in saying that they wish they had a locker room full of Bryan Danielsons.
Rumors out now say that Danielson could have been released because of the spit to the face of Cena . Vince McMahon hates it—he finds it absolutely disgusting. In fact, people can't even sneeze around the guy without him going off. I guess he's something of a germaphob e.
But it's obvious to this writer that Danielson made sure to clear the spit with Cena and even Vince before doing it on TV. So I highly doubt he was released for the spit. In fact, it's been done in WWE TV before, so if Vince hated it, then why has it been done since?
Danielson did get released for being too violent for PG and it's obvious the WWE wants him back. Heck, fans at every show that's televised yell out his name. If he is so liked by fans, can the WWE really not think about signing him back when this whole tiegate scandal blows over?
He has said a few times now that while he is under his 90 day no-compete clause, he wants to bring people to the Indy scene. I find this great, but think about what he said—while he's under his 90 day no-compete clause.
Now, why would he not want to bring people to the Indy scene after? I know he kind of said a bit on what he would do after the no-compete clause, but that kind of tells me that he knows he won't be on the Indy scene after the no-compete clause is over.
He doesn't really care for TNA ; he's said it before and has even shown it. His dream is to work for the WWE , and he did just that; he just got fired for no reason.
It's kind of like how my girlfriend's mom hates me for really no reason; I did nothing wrong, yet she hates me anyway. Same with Danielson's release from the WWE ; he did nothing wrong, so why was he released? We have a ton of questions for the WWE on this, and some of us have already developed pre determined answers.
But in either case, we can't take the release back, as much as we would like to as fans of Danielson . However, we can sign petitions, make signs no matter what the WWE says, and yell out his name at shows.
The WWE likes for us to let our voices be known, so why not?
If you ask me, Danielson will be picked up by the WWE once again right after the 90 day no-compete clause expires.
Do I know this for sure? No, sadly.
But, if what has been said by WWE Superstars, behind the scenes people, etc. is any indication, we probably will see Danielson back with the WWE . But hey, I'm just saying.
But what's your opinion on all of this?
Did you think Danielson should have pulled the classy move in this blog that he did when he could have slammed the WWE for the release much more? And, do you think Danielson will ever be back in the WWE ?