Professional wrestler Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan in WWE) has posted a lengthy blog entry on his WWE release. He confirmed a lot of what has been speculated and gave his fans an update on his mindset. Here’s a clip:
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.
As a huge Danielson mark, I’m extremely bummed that WWE released him for an incredibly lame reason. He was my favorite part of WWE since Shawn Michaels retired. As someone that lost their job for a stupid reason, I empathize with Danielson (though he’s actually been making money since his release, unlike me — ha!). I hope WWE rehires him in the future. For now I encourage all of you to follow his blog and download some of his excellent Ring of Honor matches on PlayStation Network or Xbox Live.