Bryan Danielson 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
That statement infuriated the WWE Universe and the IWC. From the beginning there was speculation as to the legitimacy of the release. Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) was silent about the release for the weeks that followed his termination. He finally made a statement and addressed the fans' support. The following are excerpts from Danielson’s blog.
Bryan Danielson Statment
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 John 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 it’s 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. 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.
The Anonymous Raw General Manager
The WWE Universe has been vocal about the termination of “The King of the Indies.” Bryan Danielson could be the anonymous Raw general manager. He hired the entire NXT Nexus group after Bret Hart refused. There was no punishment for what they inflicted on Bret Hart later that night.
Just last week, the anonymous Raw GM ordered that if any of the current Raw roster members caused harm to the Nexus group, they would be suspended. It’s a great way to protect your friends. He knew there would be no reason to fire the Nexus group members because they planned to attack the legends. This would the perfect way to bring Danielson back on television.
If it's not going to be Triple H, it should be "The American Dragon" Bryan Danielson. This would be the biggest surprise since Hulk Hogan joined the NWO!